We at Reconstructing Judaism are committed to co-creating communities where people of all abilities can experience and participate fully and meaningfully in Jewish life.
The Rambam (Maimonides) teaches that all members of the people Israel must study Torah, whether they be rich or poor, non-disabled or people with disabilities (Mishneh Torah: Hilkhot Talmud Torah 1:8).
When we interpret Torah expansively—understanding it as the depthless body of wisdom transmitted to us both by tradition and personal experience, from which we draw ethical guidelines, spiritual meaning, and our sense of belonging—then every one of us is obligated to engage in those aspects of Judaism that most nourish our particular bodies and our particular souls.
Jewish community is the primary access point to so many of these life-giving wellsprings. As such, it is our collective responsibility to make them accessible to all. The resources below are curated to support your community’s commitments to disability justice, which will help you enable full participation in your spaces for people of all abilities.