Navigating Life as we Know It

35. A Proven Recipe for Inclusive Employment

August 04, 2021 Season 2 Episode 2
35. A Proven Recipe for Inclusive Employment
Navigating Life as we Know It
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Navigating Life as we Know It
35. A Proven Recipe for Inclusive Employment
Aug 04, 2021 Season 2 Episode 2

"You can't age out of being in a family" according to Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle in Bloomfield Michigan. Over the past 27 years as children within the Friendship Circle have grown so has the capacity of Friendship Circle to meet their employment needs and enhance the quality of their lives. The Soul Cafe and Soul Studio, launched in 2016, are located inside the Friendship Circle’s Farber Center where they provide a loving and inclusive environment that encourages artistic self-expression, vocational training, and employment opportunities to adults with special needs. In the fall of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, an opportunity arose (shall we call it by Divine Coincidence) for Friendship Circle to purchase the nearby Dakota Bread Company which expanded their employment and vocational training opportunities for adults with disabilities. Our interview today with Levi and Bassie Shemtov provides a behind the scenes glimpse at how Friendship Circle's special blend of love, inclusion and opportunity bring people together to create an inclusive family from which you can never "age out".

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We're taking a break to recharge and plan some exciting new things for the show. We'll be back with a fresh season featuring more in-depth explorations of disability issues, along with new segments and interviews.

If you'd like to learn more about NLAWKI please visit our facebook page and if you'd like to support our program more directly, stop by our Ko-Fi and make a contribution! But the most important way you can help our program is by sharing NLAWKI with someone you know!

Show Notes

"You can't age out of being in a family" according to Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle in Bloomfield Michigan. Over the past 27 years as children within the Friendship Circle have grown so has the capacity of Friendship Circle to meet their employment needs and enhance the quality of their lives. The Soul Cafe and Soul Studio, launched in 2016, are located inside the Friendship Circle’s Farber Center where they provide a loving and inclusive environment that encourages artistic self-expression, vocational training, and employment opportunities to adults with special needs. In the fall of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, an opportunity arose (shall we call it by Divine Coincidence) for Friendship Circle to purchase the nearby Dakota Bread Company which expanded their employment and vocational training opportunities for adults with disabilities. Our interview today with Levi and Bassie Shemtov provides a behind the scenes glimpse at how Friendship Circle's special blend of love, inclusion and opportunity bring people together to create an inclusive family from which you can never "age out".

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening to our podcast and for your continued support!

We're taking a break to recharge and plan some exciting new things for the show. We'll be back with a fresh season featuring more in-depth explorations of disability issues, along with new segments and interviews.

If you'd like to learn more about NLAWKI please visit our facebook page and if you'd like to support our program more directly, stop by our Ko-Fi and make a contribution! But the most important way you can help our program is by sharing NLAWKI with someone you know!