What is inclusion and where can I learn more about it? What steps can I take towards a more inclusive community? How can I be proactive and deliberate about including people with disabilities in my community? We have answers to these questions and more, conveniently gathered for you all in one place.
RCII is dedicated to building on the philosophy and mission of Chabad Lubavitch by providing Chabad communities around the globe the education and resources they need to advance inclusion of people with disabilities.
Inclusion is not simply about physical proximity. It is about intentionally planning for the success of every individual wherever they choose to be.
Empowering ShluchimRCII wants to empower every one of our Shluchim and Shluchos to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disabilities in our shuls, our camps, our schools – in every program that we offer.
How We Can Help
RCII is committed to providing chabad communities with the tools, resources and education needed to practically include people with disabilites in every area of Jewish community life.
The RCII Inclusion Hotline connects you to our team of Inclusion Experts to discuss challenges, identify solutions, and answer your questions. Open daily. 701-404-RCII
Grants available to communities and programs to enable inclusive programming and environments. Application available upon request. Download here >
RCII has two pilot programs where we help communities spread inclusion.
RCII will train your head staff and counselors, provide ongoing support throughout the summer, and provide financial resources to make your inclusive camp possible. Click here to learn more >
Host an Inclusion Event
RCII will help sponsor and organize an Inclusion Event in your community—hosted by you! Invite every synagogue, organization, school, and member of your community to an incredible collaborative event! Click here for more information >
With Rabbis in virtually every Jewish community across the globe, Chabad represents one of the most extensive and influential outreach efforts in the Jewish world. We believe that the Ruderman Family Foundation’s partnership with Chabad will bring the message of disability inclusion to Jews everywhere. The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson z”l taught that every Jew is equal and every Jew is a valued member of our community regardless of their abilities. Our partnership with Chabad will ensure that his message is embraced by all Jews.Jay Ruderman