The Miracle Project
Founded in 2004, The Miracle Project (TMP) works to create a neurodiverse community where the voices, passions, and stories of individuals of all abilities are celebrated, elevated and supported, and belong. Through the use of improvisation, theater games, and role-playing, individuals with autism or other disabilities “rehearse for life” and are provided individual coaching and group facilitation to practice positive interactions with peers, social communication, being part of a group, and work skills, while deepening participants’ understanding of Jewish ritual and tradition. As part of its social skills program, it hires Jewish educators and clergy to teach Jewish music, ritual and text.
TMP Live & TMP Online
To support the development and implementation of a hybrid virtual and in-person theatre and expressive arts program for individuals with disabilities. The program will ensure that TMP is continuing to meet the diverse needs of its participants, helping them decrease isolation, increase communication skills, and build their Jewish identities.
To mitigate the economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability.
Miracle Masters aims to address the social isolation and unemployment experienced by adults with special needs, by scaling up its performing arts, Judaica education, and vocational services for Jewish adults with disabilities, as well as training Jewish clergy on inclusion of people with special needs.