Disability Independence Parade, 1993

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

7:30 service

Cultural program: The Ashkenazi Roots of the New York City Disability Rights Movement – Warren Shaw

New York City’s disability rights movement began in the early 1960s, after almost a century of false starts.  From Richard Match to Judy Huemann, the overwhelming majority of the movement’s early leaders had Eastern European Jewish roots.  But the pivotal role of the Ashkenazi cohort and its unique culture in founding and establishing this branch of the civil rights movement has never before been addressed—until now.

Warren Shaw is a lawyer and New York City historian, and the son of two of the founders of the New York City Disability Rights movement—Mollie and Julius Shaw.

After the program, please stay for our pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

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Oct 25 2019


07:30 PM - 09:30 PM


Midtown Shabbat location
109 East 39th Street Manhattan, New York NY 10016, USA