LET'S CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION:
INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
IN OUR BOULDER JEWISH COMMUNITY
Be Inspired by Keynote Speaker
FEATURED IN THE EMMY-AWARD WINNING
AUTISM: THE MUSICAL
Dubbed the "Child Whisperer" by The New York Times, Elaine Hall's life as a Hollywood children's acting coach changed dramatically when her son, adopted from a Russian orphanage, was diagnosed with autism. After traditional behavioral therapies failed, Elaine rallied creative people to join her son's world, and slowly, he emerged from his isolation. Her program, The Miracle Project, www.themiracleproject.org, a theatre and film social-skills program profiled in the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary Autism: The Musical, was selected as one of the most innovative inclusive Jewish programs in North America by the esteemed Slingshot Fund.
At Congregation Har HaShem
- 5:30-6:30 PM
VIP Wine and Cheese with Elaine Hall
Enjoy an intimate hour with media personality Elaine Hall, whille noshing on goat cheese from Boulder's very own Jewish Goat Co-op. $40 per person includes entry and preferred seating to her 7 PM talk, as well as a signed copy of Elaine's book, Now I See the Moon: A Mother, a Son, a Miracle. Limited to first 20 people.
- 7 PM
Redefining Normal with Elaine Hall
Elaine Hall will share her journey from Hollywood Acting Coach to a world renowned leader on autism. She will be showing film clips from the EMMY award-winning
HBO film, Autism: the Musical, which profiles her ground-breaking, theater-based social skills program, The Miracle Project, www.themiracleproject.org. She will also present her award winning Bar/Bat Mitzvah and the I WIn programs (Inclusion from Within) for faith-based institutions.
3950 Baseline Rd, Boulder. Event followed by a dessert reception. RSVP in advance. $9 per person, maximum $18 per family* or $12 per person at the door (cash only). *Limited advanced scholarships available. For additional information, contact Susan at email@example.com.
Register for either Har HaShem event here.
At Congregation Bonai Shalom
- 6 PM
We Are Called to Begin Anew with Elaine Hall
Bonai Shalom's First Friday
In these last days of Elul (the 30 days before Yom Kippur), we are called to assess our lives and begin anew. Elaine Hall will help guide Bonai Shalom congregation members to make 5775 their Year of Inclusion and will share her journey as a mother of a child with disabilities and how her work transformed the Los Angeles Jewish community.
1527 Cherryvale Road, Boulder. Services begin at 6 pm, followed by 7 pm dinner and talk. Wine is BYOB (Kosher only) $15 per adult, $12 per child (under 13), $54 maximum per family. To RSVP, register online, call
303-442-6605, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations must be received by September 3. For additional information, contact Judy at email@example.com
Download Elaine Hall flyer
September 4 - 5, 2014
Congregations Har HaShem and Bonai Shalom are inclusive communities. Please let us know about your special needs so we can accommodate you! Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-263-2645.
This project was made possible by a #MakeItHappen micro grant in collaboration with the
Ruderman Family Foundation. #MakeItHappen is a global initiative of the Schusterman Family Foundation.
For more information, visit makeithappen.schusterman.org.