Jewish Disability Services - Together, We Make An Impact Podcast

by Adam Roth, M.B.A., M.Ed. & Rose Greenblatt, OTD, OTR/L

Welcome to the Jewish Disability Services Together We Make An Impact Podcast with your hosts Adam Roth and Rose Greenblatt. The goal of this podcast is to expose and explore real issues facing the disabled community. During each episode Adam and Rose will connect our listeners with experts in the field, from academia to lived experiences, to shed light on our topic, while exploring meaningful disability resources from local  ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Dr. Sandford Greenberg: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

    Dr. Sandford Greenberg: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

    On this episode of JDS - Together, We Make An Impact Podcast we are honored to be speaking with Dr. Sanford D. Greenberg, who at the age of 19, while studying at Columbia University in 1961, became blind when misdiagnosed glaucoma claimed his vision and, so he feared, his future. Through civic-minded entrepreneurial efforts and a passion for helping others, Greenberg overcame staggering adversity to become a singularly successful business leader and philanthropist. Having obtained degrees from both Columbia and Harvard, noted as a successful inventor, been a Whitehouse Fellow, and most recently an author with his published memoir, Hello Darkness, My Old Friend. Did you know? Approximately 12 million Americans are affected by a visual disability and no less than 3.2% of the world's population, or 253 million people in the world. Worldwide, more than 80% of visual impairments are preventable or curable. The WHO considers that 2.2 billion people suffer from a vision disorder worldwide - and that by 2050 that figure is expected to double. Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos in closed caption: https://www.youtube.com/@TogetherWeMakeAnImpact/videos Have questions? Want to be a guest? Together, we will make an impact! Email us at jdspodcast@jfedsnj.org

  • Welcome to Season 2 - A Moment of Thanks!

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    Welcome to Season 2 - A Moment of Thanks!

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    Welcome to the Jewish Disability Services - Together, We Make An Impact Podcast with your hosts Adam Roth, Director of Special Needs at the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ, and Rose Greenblatt Doctor of Occupational Therapy. Season 2 is all about connecting with individuals who represent various facets of the disability community. By having thought-provoking conversations about the current and future state of the disability movement to learning from and about their lived experiences. Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos in closed caption: https://www.youtube.com/@TogetherWeMakeAnImpact/videos Have questions? Want to be a guest? Together, we will make an impact! Email us at jdspodcast@jfedsnj.org

  • Season 1

  • Healthy Relationships

    Healthy Relationships

    Shalom and welcome to the Jewish Disability Services - Together, We Make An Impact Podcast! This episode celebrates PRIDE Month and the diversity within our community. For our 9th episode, we chose to highlight the concept of healthy relationships. We are thrilled to have disabled artist, Elizabeth Rajchart, join us to discuss her photography work and why disability representation in visual media is so important. Additionally, we had an extremely powerful and informative conversation with Hilary Platt, Project SARAH Coordinator/Case Manager, and Marci Rosenstein, Project SARAH Assistant Coordinator/Case Manager. Project SARAH is the domestic abuse division of the Jewish Family and Children Service agency. You can connect with Elizabeth by visiting the links below:Website: https://www.elizabethrajchart.com/ Email: info@elizabethrajchart.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizrajchart/ You can connect with Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships at Home) by:Calling the JFCS SARAH Supports line at (856) 424-1333 during normal business hours and ask for “SARAH,” the code word that lets our receptionist know an individual is calling for domestic violence supportive services. All calls are strictly confidential.Email: hplatt@jfedsnj.org / mrosenstein@jfedsnj.org Website: https://jfcssnj.org/project-sarah/ If you need a 24-hour crisis line, please call:Camden County – (856) 227-1234Burlington County – (856) 234-8888 Toll-Free – (800) 246-8910Gloucester County – (856) 881-3335National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233

  • Transition Planning

    Transition Planning

    On this episode of the Jewish Disability Services - Together, We Make An Impact Podcast we are honored to be speaking with three changemakers who are dedicated to providing transition and life-planning services to the disabled community and their loved ones. Today's guests are Ellen Nalven, Executive Director of PlanNJ. Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN|NJ) provides practical solutions for people with disabilities and their families. As a nonprofit agency, its goal is to ensure people with disabilities are safe, secure, and thriving, now and in the future. We are also joined by Beth Manes and Jessica Weinberg, Co-Founders, and Partners at Manes & Weinberg Special Needs Lawyers. Beth's practice concentrates on Special Education Law, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships, and Estate Planning. Jessica focuses on Special Education Advocacy and Special Education Law. If you or a loved one would like to reach out to our guests for advice and/or services please use the below information to connect: Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey PLAN|NJ PO Box 547 - Somerville, NJ 08876 908-575-8300 (phone) info@plannj.org (email) https://plannj.org/ (website) Manes & Weinberg Special Needs Lawyers Kathy@manesweinberg.com (email) https://www.manesweinberg.com/ (website) 973-376-7733 (phone)

  • Social, Recreational, & Leisure Opportunities

    Social, Recreational, & Leisure Opportunities

    On today’s episode of the Jewish Disability Services - Together, We Make An Impact Podcast we are discussing Social, Recreational, and Leisure opportunities in our community for the disabled population. We have the privilege of speaking with Sara Sideman, Director of JCC Camps at Medford, Nina Staiman, Director of Community Inclusion at the Katz JCC, and Karen Weidner, Director of disABILITIES and Special Needs Programming through Camden County all about various opportunities for summer fun! For more information about the programs and services discussed in this episode please refer to the below information: JCC Camps at Medford - Sara Sideman, email: ssideman@jfsnj.org Website: https://jcccampsatmedford.org/ Phone: 856-751-1666 Programs: Open Hearts/Open Doors Inclusion for Campers with Disabilities ages 3-13 and Coolanu a Teen Program for Campers with Disabilities ages 14-20 Katz JCC - Nina Staiman, email: nstaiman@jfedsnj.org Website: https://katzjcc.org/programs/about-achad Phone: 856-424-4444 x1204 disABILITIES and Special Needs Programming, Camden County - Karen Weidner, email: Karen.Weidnet@camdencounty.com Website: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/disabilities-special-needs/ Phone: 856-261-2127