Mount Zion Honored as an Exemplar Congregation for Disability Inclusion

Inclusion award

At the Reform Movement Biennial in Orlando, FL in December, Mount Zion was recognized for our disability accessibility and inclusion efforts with an Exemplar Congregation award. All thirteen Mount Zion delegates attended the ceremony. Photo above, L to R (top row): Stephanie Fink (past Mount Zion Religious School Director and current URJ staff member), Ruth Garner (Sisterhood co-President), Sheri Frisque (Sisterhood co-President), Tom Marver, Judi Marshall (Caring Community Director), Bob Mast (Past President), Gail Gendler (Past Sisterhood President), Dan Rybeck (President), Robert Garfinkle (VP), Beth Zwick (Senior Program Officer of the Ruderman Family Foundation ), Rabbi Rick Jacobs (President of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism)). L to R (bottom row): Edith Pang, Brian Serle (Brotherhood President), Steve Levin (Treasurer), Lexi Hilton (SPORTY President), Allyson Perling (Chair, Accessibility Inclusion Working Group), Rabbi Jacobs presented the award and said, “No child, no teen, no adult shall ever be left outside of the embrace of our community.”