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Sunday, February 22 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
People with Special Needs: A Jewish Way Towards Inclusion

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Disabilities? Special Needs? Inclusion? How do we, as Jews, deal with people with special needs in our own families and in our society? What does Judaism have to say about all this? Do our sages mention anything? In this presentation we will try to understand the enigma of people with disabilities and how to achieve inclusion and create a more fair society, from Abraham's response in the Torah "Hineni" to Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

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avatar for Nora Lelczuk Goldfinger

Nora Lelczuk Goldfinger

Founder, Heme Aqui (Here I Am)
Nora Lelczuk Goldfinger is a sociologist and the mother of three daughters, the second of whom, Vanina, was born with Down Syndrome.  This prompted Nora to create Heme Aquí: A School of Life for People with Special Needs, which integrates the physical and spiritual, and incorporates golf, her favorite sport. Its mission is to use golf as a vehicle to acheive social integration through tournaments for people with and... Read More →
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Vanina Nahir Goldfinger

Sport Leader, Heme Aqui (Here I Am)
Vanina Nahir Goldfinger is the inspiration for Heme Aqui School of Life for people with Special Needs. The name of the organization was inspired by the Biblical principal of Hineni-- Here I Am and utilizes golf therapy. Vanina served as Heme Aqui's first student and teaches golf to children in schools and various organizations. She works in the Library of the ORT II School in Buenos Aires and has completed the UCA University... Read More →


Sunday February 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 117