February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a worldwide effort to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities. We are proud to belong to a community that celebrates JDAIM, and are pleased to share with you a list of local programs and events.

Join us to learn how we can enrich the Jewish community by embracing the value, dignity and ability of all individuals:

 
Friday, February 8, 8 p.m.: "Mental Health" featuring presenter Lynne Fisher from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Learn More
 

 
 
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.: Temple Beth El is pleased to once again host its annual Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion (JDAIM) Shabbat service. Learn More
 

 
 
Friday, February 15, 6 p.m.: "Hearing Differences" featuring guest presenter Michelle Gross, from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). This service will demonstrate use of Temple Sinai's assistive devices. Learn More
 

 
 
Friday, February 22, 6 p.m.: AutismUp's Rachel Rosner will present on "Developmental and Sensory Processing Disorders." The service will incorporate thoughtful sensory experiences. Learn More

Resources

Taking the Next Step into Inclusion from Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

 

3 Easy Ways to Support JDAIM from PJ Library

 

Inlcusive Books, TV and Movies from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

 

10 Vital Jewish Resources on Disability Awareness and Inclusion from ReformJudaism.org

 

How to Help Families Affected by Disability from The Mighty