Creating opportunities for meaningful, purposeful and relevant Jewish exploration.
The Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning is committed to the value of inclusion and the philosophy that everyone has something of value to contribute and that everyone has a right to belong.
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam, m’shaneh habriyot.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, ruler of the universe, who makes creatures different.
-Blessings of Praise and Gratitude
A human being mints many coins and each one is identical. But the Holy one, blessed be God, strikes us all from the mold of the first human and each of us in unique.
-Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5
Yad B’Yad strives to support people with disabilities (and their friends and family members) achieve meaningful participation in Jewish living and learning experiences. In a Jewish context, Disability is a dimension of human diversity.
Jewish Pride of Buffalo
Jewish Pride of Buffalo brings together the Jewish LGBTQ+ community of Buffalo for Pride, events, and gatherings throughout the year. We also work to achieve full equality in Jewish life.
Director, Teen Engagement and Inclusion
Mike has spent the past seven years empowering teens and deepening their connections to Judaism. He is energized by helping teens develop their own Jewish identities and creating space for all to be included in our Jewish community. Outside of the office, Mike can be found cooking, running or exploring the outdoors.
Howard and David Rosenhoch lobbied in Washington DC for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day in February 2019.