September 30, 2023 ()
Accessibility and Inclusion
Temple Emanuel is an inclusive community where all are welcome. If you have questions about inclusion or you need accommodations, please contact Kim Hughes, our Learning Inclusion Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or call our Executive Director, Dianne Neiman, at (301) 942-2000.
Please see our full policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here:
How do we practice inclusion at Temple Emanuel?
Attending Services and Programs on Campus
General Building Access
Interpretation & Assistive Devices
Temple Emanuel is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all of our learning activities. For questions about our Early Childhood Center, contact Dana Robinson, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. In our Religious School, Kim Hughes, Learning Inclusion Coordinator, works with staff and families to create a supportive and engaging experience for all our learners including our B’nai Mitzvah students. Contact Kim at email@example.com. For Adult Education inclusion needs, contact Laura Naide, Director of Congregational Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attending Service and Programs Virtually
Many of our services and events are available via live-streaming. Please see our Live Streaming – Temple Emanuel page and weekly emails for current links. Captions are available via Zoom; To request ASL interpretation, please contact Dianne (email@example.com) at least one month in advance.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
This committee’s mission is to carry out the ideals stated in the Temple’s DEI Statement by developing a DEI Program that creates cultural competency and advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion for the Community; by creating an environment that reflects the community we serve; and by fostering an environment in which all members, staff, students, and visitors feel included, respected, valued, and safe. Please review their report from the 2023 Temple Emanuel Annual Meeting.
JDAIM (Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion Month)
|JDAIM is a unified initiative to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide.
Click HERE to learn more.
In February 2023 we marked JDAIM with a series of events and communications. Click HERE to learn more.
Everyone is welcome here. Our Kulanu Committee Supports and celebrates the rich diversity of our Temple community with programs to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity, interracial and interfaith families, and those with disabilities. Watch for the Temple’s annual Pride Shabbat Service in June and other Pride activities.
Learn more about the work of the Kulanu committee.
Temple Emanuel honors each person’s gender identity and choice of which restroom is best for their personal use.
Rabbi Adam hosts regular Interfaith gatherings, including monthly Hoppy Hours. We are planning an Interfaith Family trip to Israel in 2025. Rabbi Adam is also glad to meet with your family to discuss how we can help you feel at home within our community.
Finances should not be an obstacle to joining Temple Emanuel. Please contact Executive Director Dianne Neiman at 301.942.2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have a confidential conversation about joining our community.