Our Jewish Special Needs Children

Our Jewish Special Needs Children

25% of children have ADHD or dyslexia. These children struggle to maintain parity with their peers in a learning environment. Their self-image may therefore be tarnished. Employing deep insights into learning styles and special needs based on hundreds of generations of tradition, we are software-as-a-service support for them with their tutors. Special needs children feel a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem as they join our community as responsible adults. Help us help them.

Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah is Jewish Rite of Passage to Responsible Adulthood, but there are some very specific challenges for students with dyslexia or ADHD.  We’ve developed a solution for these students with Singing Torah!

Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah is our Jewish rite of passage to responsible adulthood. As a species, young men undertook challenging and often dangerous rites of passage in the transition to adulthood. It was the overcoming the challenge that enabled society to welcome the newest member as part of the brotherhood. The opportunity to fail, and in ancient times die, made it real.

Imagine, you are an 11-year old Jewish girl. The Bat Mitzvah process is a challenge designed to stretch and demonstrate how competent and confident a young adult you are. You are looking forward to your Bat Mitzvah in exactly one year. You are told that you will need to learn a foreign language (Hebrew).  You will need to learn to sing in that foreign language but using non-western musical notes (Torah Trope).  When you sing in that foreign language, you will do so without seeing the vowels in that foreign language or seeing the musical notes.

To your Bat Mitzvah, you and your parents will invite two hundred of your closest friends, your relatives, your classmates, your teachers, and your community.  Your parents will invite their closest friends and relatives, and their co-workers.

You will be judged implicitly on how successfully you completed the Bat Mitzvah and whether you should have been able to do more.  Your parents will be judged implicitly on how successful they have been in raising you as their child.

You will spend an hour a week learning with your synagogues’ jewish cantor or bat mitzvah tutor for the upcoming year.

Tipping Point Goal: $2,500

Total Funding Goal: $10,000

If we reach our tipping point we’ll be able to build our beta of the site and launch a pilot with 5 special ed bar/bat mitzvah students. If we reach our total goal we’ll not only be able to build the beta of our site, we’ll also be able to do a really robust pilot with 30 bar/bat mitzvahs and partner with a synagogue to really get our venture off the ground.

Who Else Believes that Bar Mitzvah of a Special Needs or ADD or Dyslexic Child is The Lever to Move Their Whole World?

25% of children have ADHD or dyslexia. These children struggle to maintain parity with their peers in a learning environment. Their self-image may therefore be tarnished. Employing deep insights into learning styles and special needs based on hundreds of generations of tradition, we are software-as-a-service support for them with their tutors. Special needs children feel a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem as they join our community as responsible adults. Help us help them.

Archimedes said “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world.”

Special Ed Learning Disability can morph into Focused Accomplishments

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