The Inclusion and Special Needs Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers whose goal it is to assure that Temple Sholom is as fully inclusive as possible, and to address the needs of children and adults with special needs. Temple Sholom welcomes the participation of all members and their guests regardless of their abilities. Our mission is to ensure that all members and guests are able to participate meaningfully in the spiritual, educational, celebratory, and life event activities at Temple Sholom. The following is a list of accommodations that we currently offer. If you, or a family member or guest, are in need of accommodations for special needs, please contact the Temple Director, Abbey Krain, at the Temple office, or the chairperson of the Inclusion and Special Needs Committee, Regina Levin at 610-715-1745 or inclusion@temple-sholom.org

Accommodations Currently Available:

  • Braille prayer book
  • Large print prayer books
  • Magnifying sheets for people with visual impairments
  • Reserved seating in Sanctuary for people with hearing or visual disabilities
  • Reserved space in the Sanctuary for guests in wheelchairs
  • Ramp entrance to Temple from parking lot
  • Handicapped Parking close to entrance to Temple
  • Ramp access to Bimah
  • ASL interpreter upon request
  • Adaptable lecturn table for people with mobility or stature challenges
  • Handicapped Accessible, Gender Neutral, and Family Bathroom
  • Occasional Shabbat service for families with special needs
  • Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (February) Shabbat and programs for the Religious School
  • Fob Access
  • Live Streaming of Services
  • Individualized education supports and bar/bat mitzvah plans for children
  • Preschool and Religious School curriculum includes disabilities awareness
  • Visual T’fillah
  • Accessible mezzuzot