We Will Hear and We Will Profit: The Mitzvah of Inclusion

We Will Hear and We Will Profit: The Mitzvah of Inclusion
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Howard Blas

Director | National Ramah Tikvah Network

What can “na’aseh v’nishma” (we will do and we will hear) teach us about inclusion? Reflecting on his work, first as a counselor, and then director of the Tikvah Program for kids with di... See more


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Howard  Blas, 

Director | National Ramah Tikvah Network

Howard Blas is Director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network. In this capacity, Blas provides consultation services to nine Ramah Tikvah Programs in the United States and Canada, coordinates training, shares best practices, leads camper and family Israel trips, and works with funders in support of inclusive camping. He has worked with the Tikvah Program as a counselor, division head, and acting director. He holds a dual MA in Social Work and Special Education. In addition to his work with Ramah, Blas has worked as a psychiatric social worker on the child psychiatry unit of a Manhattan hospital and in a day care center, and has taught at a school for children with learning disabilities.