Faith, Companionship and Vulnerability: Standing With Families Who Have A Child With A Disability

Mother and disability advocate, Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, gets real about the experience of parenting. What does Judaism’s practice of Bikur Cholim (Attending to the Sick) have to teach us about shame, empathy, and supporting the families of kids with disabilities?

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is a freelance writer and educator based in Philadelphia. She is the author of two books of plays for children: <i>The Magic Tanach and Other Short Plays</i> and <i>Extraordinary Jews: Staging Their Lives</i> as well as <i>The Creative Jewish Wedding Book</i>.

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