Living with Disabilities

At Camp Dream Street, ‘Nothing is Impossible’ for Kids with Disabilities

Kate Bigam Kaput
NFTY founded Dream Street in 1975 with the belief that all kids should have the chance to have fun, make friends, try new experiences, and bring all of their identities to summer camp. Each summer, Dream Street accepts about 60 campers who have disabilities and/or mobility impairments like cerebral palsy, spina bifida, limb differences, and spinal cord injuries.

JDAIM 2016: Finding the Hidden Holiness in Our Communities

Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, L.C.S.W.
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

As Jews, we know all people are created in the image of God, but seeing that Divine presence doesn’t happen simply because we wish it to be so. It takes intentionality to view each person, regardless of his or her differences, as unique and holy.