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Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2015 was a busy day for B’nai B’rith International’s Director of Aging Policy Rachel Goldberg, who addressed members of Congress as well as leadership from the Jewish, medical and senior communities in Washington, D.C.

Goldberg focused her remarks on maintaining and increasing funding for Social Security Disability Insurance, a topic currently being debated in Congress. Her comments were featured in an article in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Read excerpts from that article below, along with featured social media postings from that day:


Rachel Goldberg, director of aging policy at B’nai B’rith International, advocated for the shifting of funds from Social Security’s retirement fund to its disability insurance fund, saying the disability fund could be insolvent by the fall of 2016.

“We’ve known this was coming” for 25 years, she said.

Social Security’s retirement funding is expected to last through 2034. If the requested shift of one-10th of 1 percent is agreed upon, that would move forward the program’s insolvency date by one year, to 2033, Goldberg said.