B’nai B’rith International has partnered with the Jewish Disabilities Network to promote the third annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month, an initiative aimed at increasing inclusion of people with disabilities and their families within their communities. B’nai B’rith is co-sponsor of a briefing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 15 to help lawmakers better understand the challenges faced by the disabled. The event, titled “Nothing About Us Without Us: The Disability Community’s Legislative Priorities in the 112th Congress” focuses attention on congressional legislation affecting the disability advocacy community.
As the largest Jewish sponsor of senior housing in the nation, B’nai B’rith knows the challenges the disabled population faces. Many B’nai B’rith housing facilities are home those with disabilities. B’nai B’rith continues to work with members of the disabilities community to improve the quality of life for our residents, and promote healthy community connections for all disabled people and their families.
As a member of the Jewish Disabilities Network, B’nai B’rith participates in monthly roundtable discussions of disability issues.