February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month! Join us for guest speaker Joseph Bensmihen MSW, RG,as we learn about inclusion from the perspective of people living with disability. A light brunch will be served.
About the Guest Speaker
At age six, Joseph Bensmihen walked into Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's office, asked for an immediate meeting with him, and got it. Five years later, he was the first disabled Canadian student to be mainstreamed in a public school. As an adult, JB has been a highly successful business owner, an advisor to many members of Congress, and a strong advocate for the disabled.
During this program, we will also learn about taking a community Inclusion Challenge!
If You Require an Accommodation to Attend
Please contact Shayna Gopin at 860.833.4035.
Sponsor: Friendship Circle, Chabad House of Greater Hartford, Mandell JCC, Ruderman Family Foundation, Jewish Federation