Melinda Jones

  1. Melinda Jones, A Jewish educator and an advocate for people with disabilities. A book Melinda is currently working on is called Judaism, Justice & the Rights of People with Disabilities

Judaism Through 12 Objects of Inclusion: to Sensory Aspects of the Jewish Faith

While engaging in Jewish thinking and the attainment of Jewish literacy are highly praised, these are only two aspects of the lived experience of Judaism. Beyond sacred text and the Torah scrolls themselves, there exist a range of objects which reach to the senses of sight, touch, taste, hearing and smell. In this session participants will be able to share in the experiences that depth to Judaism and which provide a means for spiritual participation in Judaism independent of ability or disability. (1 Hour long session)