Inclusion Shabbat

Join us as we honor JDAIM (Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month) by hosting An Inclusion Shabbat on Saturday, March 3rd. We are excited to have both Dr. Daniel Jackson of MIT as well as his wife, Claudia Marbach, a 4th year student at Yeshivat Maharat, the first Orthodox Yeshiva granting semihah (rabbinic ordination) to women in the US.

Daniel will talk about his newly published book, Portraits of Resilience. This book, published by MIT Press, details Daniel's extraordinary effort in writing and depicting MIT students, faculty, and staff struggle with depression and mental illness and how their journey has led them to a deeper meaning in their lives. You can learn more about the book and Professor Jackson at

Daniel will be speaking during Shabbat morning services, which begin at 9:30 AM, and Claudia will be doing a post-Kiddush text study on: “The Evolution of Halakhah - A​ Case ​Study in Disability.” Please note that this is also New Babies Shabbat, and at 11:50 we will be officially welcoming all the new babies born into our community with a special ceremony on the bima. FLYER