Conference to focus on increasing inclusivity

A daylong conference on strategies to create a more inclusive Jewish community welcomes rabbis, educators, synagogue and school officials, lay leaders, parents and concerned individuals.

“Everyone in God’s Image: A Conference on Disabilities and Inclusion in Our Jewish Community” takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 at Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School in Foster City.

The conference is co-sponsored by Include, Congregation Beth Jacob of Redwood City and Rosh Pina, a local agency that assists Jewish institutions in becoming more inclusive. Include is a joint project of S.F.-based Jewish LearningWorks and the Jewish Community Federation.

The conference will feature talks, workshops, discussion groups and entertainment, as well as parallel programs for children. Sign-language interpretation will be provided, with other supports available upon request.

A light breakfast and kosher lunch will be provided, and child care for $5 per child is available by pre-registration.

Organizers note that the event is being held on Pesach Sheni, when the “Torah portion teaches about inclusion, compassion, second chances and the flexibility of the law.”

The cost is $18 in advance, $36 at the door. Wornick Day School is at 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. For information, visit or contact David Neufeld, director of special needs programs and services, at (415) 517-4422 or