Join us as we share how to take your deep commitment to DEI and make it a reality. Learn from some truly successful leaders as they share the secret of their DEI success.
- Dorsey Massey – JCC Manhattan
- Linda Burger – RespectAbility Board of Directors Treasurer and Jewish Family Services Houston
Jewish organizations, leaders and activists are invited to a free online training series so they can learn how to welcome, respect and include people with disabilities from all backgrounds in the important work that they do.
The entire series is offered online and for free. All sessions include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and captions, and will be screen reader accessible. To request a copy of the accessible PowerPoint prior to the session or any additional accommodations required to participate, please email JoshuaS@RespectAbility.org.
Dorsey Massey, LMSW, spearheads an inclusion initiative at JCC Manhattan and partners with all departments to develop, modify, and implement staff training to better support varied learning and communication styles. With a goal of ensuring that individuals are supported and connected to the community, she has created a comprehensive internship program to promote the development of graduate students’ understanding and awareness of work within the disability community. Dorsey is also currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work where she teaches foundation courses with a focus on diversity and disability to graduate students.
Linda L. Burger, MSSW has devoted her professional life to leading and shaping significant social service programs, including the establishment of game-changing initiatives that focus on erasing stigmas associated with disability and mental health issues. CEO of Jewish Family Service Houston since 2005, Linda continues to transform and expand the agency’s resources and ability to respond to safety net basic needs, community emergencies and individuals who need ongoing help with counseling and other services. Burger is immediate Past Chair of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers in Houston among other board and advisory positions.
Avodah, B’nai David-Judea Congregation, Builders of Jewish Education: JKidLA, Congregation B’nai Amoona, Congregation B’nai Emet, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Or Ami, Edlavitch DCJCC, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College, IKAR, Institute on Theology and Disability, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ – Greater MetroWest ABLE, Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust and Services, Jewish Residential Services, JQ International, JVS SoCal, Jewish Women International (JWI), Keshet, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Matan, Moment Magazine, National Ramah Tikvah Network, Ohr HaTorah Synagogue, Reconstructing Judaism, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, ROSIES Foundation, Shalhevet, Shalom Institute, Stephen Wise Temple, Temple Adat Elohim, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, The Jewish Journal, The Miracle Project, The New Normal, The Women’s Rabbinic Network, Union for Reform Judaism, USCJ, Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Venture, Yachad Los Angeles, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School
This series is made possible by support from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles through a Cutting Edge Grant, The Diane & Guilford Glazer Philanthropies, The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, the Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation, Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation, and The Beverly Foundation.
How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives
Tuesday, August 4 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.