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In Memoriam: Judith Heumann

Judy Heumann

Judy Heumann

On March 4, 2023, Judith "Judy" Heumann passed away at the age of 75. Ms. Heumann was a lifelong activist dedicated to the rights of people with disabilities with an impressive career in reforming U.S. and international public policies.

The World Mourns the Passing of Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist - Judy Heumann (

Memorial services are planned for March 8, 2023 at 10am eastern and burial following at noon.  The memorial and burial will be live-streamed on Adas Israel’s website. Please click here to join the livestream.

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