Students pose with panel guests Emily Ladau and Naomi Hess. Photo courtesy of Naomi Hess | The Daily Princetonian
Students pose with panel guests Emily Ladau and Naomi Hess. Photo courtesy of Naomi Hess | The Daily Princetonian

CJL welcomed disabled author Emily Ladau for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat

After Shabbat services and dinner at the CJL, Ladau held a panel on her book, “Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally,” and her experiences as a disabled Jewish woman.


For its sixth annual Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat, the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) hosted Emily Ladau, a Jewish disability activist and author, for Shabbat on Friday, April 12. Ladau’s work as an activist began at age 10, when she made an appearance on Sesame Street to teach kids about what life is like with a physical disability.  

“I think that people look at me and think my disability is a tragedy, but in fact, it’s opened up so much to me in terms of reshaping my perspective and understanding how the world around me operates, understanding how I can support people around me, [to] feel welcomed,” Ladau told The Daily Princetonian in an interview. Read more…


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