JDAIM

Written by: Ellen and Sam Weinstock for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.  February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) when Jewish organizations join to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. In recognition of JDAIM, we want to spotlight how JSDD’s WAE Center fulfills this mission and has opened many doors for our son, Steven. Think back to the early days of the COVID pandemic when you were socially isolated. These were tough times, and they give one an opportunity to understand what life is like for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.   People with special needs are often physically and socially isolated from their communities. We had long been searching for […]

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Community through Creativity – JDAIM 2021

Community through Creativity – JDAIM 2021 virtual exhibit runs February 5 – March 5 February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in all aspects of Jewish life, like anyone else. JSDD’s WAE Center loves this season of synagogue exhibits For many years we have partnered with congregations throughout our community to shine a light on the artists, speakers, and worshippers who often go unseen because of their disabilities. The WAE Center sets up art exhibits and the hosting congregations arrange artist receptions, suppers, and Shabbat services, […]

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