Howard writes regularly for many Jewish publications including the Jerusalem Post, Chabad.org, JNS (Jewish News Syndicate), ejewishphilanthropy, and Sight Line (Covenant Foundation). Howard has also published articles in inflight magazines for airlines of Tanzania and (in press) Rwanda. Howard received a 2021 and 2022 Simon Rockower for Excellence in Jewish Journalism Award (2nd place in the sports category).
In addition to his work as a journalist, Howard serves as director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network of the National Ramah Commission ((https://www.campramah.org/tikvah-programs). Howard previously served as the director of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England for 15 years. Howard has led five Tikvah Ramah Israel trips. And served as group leader for four Shorashim Birthright Asperger trips to Israel.
Howard has been traveling across the United States, visiting innovative jobs sites and training programs for people with disabilities. He is working to map the landscape of creative job sites, training programs and companies with exceptional hiring practices. (https://howardblas.com/disabilities/job-sites/)
Howard, a social worker and special education teacher by training, teaches Jewish Studies and bar/bat mitzvah to students with a range of disabilities and “special circumstances. Howard has 35 years of experience working with families and students in envisioning and preparing for a wide-range of b’nai mitzvahs, from traditional to creative. He is currently working on a book with colleagues on disabilities and b’nai mitzvah.
Howard received the S’fatai Tiftakh Award from Boston Hebrew College’s Center for Jewish Special Education in 2012 and the 2013 Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.
Howard is involved with many disability inclusion organizations in the US and Israel. In 2020, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with a delegation which included 4 people with paraplegia—and a torah scroll!