With close to three decades of experience working in the Jewish, non-profit and governmental sectors, and with a focus on social services/special needs, she is uniquely positioned to provide the professional leadership to launch this program. She was previously the Transitions Coordinator at Bet Tzedek from 2012-2014, and in that position, she created a 42-member coalition of agencies intersecting the developmental disabilities and aging worlds. Previously, she was Director of the Caring for Jews in Need department at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. She also writes a monthly column for the Jewish Journal on special needs/social services issues.
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L.I.F.E. stands for Long-Term Inclusion, Fulfillment and Empowerment.Persons with disabilities and their family members are invited to work together on creating long-term plans for the persons with disabilities in 7 domains, including spirituality/involvement in the Jewish community. Our work is based on the Torah imperative to "Do not disdain any person. Do not underrate the importance of anything for there is no person who does not have his/her hour, and there is no thing without its place in the sun."…Find out more »