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JDAIM Inclusion Shabbat with AADD @ Keneseth Israel 7:00 pm
JDAIM Inclusion Shabbat with AADD @ Keneseth Israel
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JDAIM Inclusion Shabbat with AADD @ Keneseth Israel
Description: KI welcomes you to their Inclusion Shabbat with AADD! Members of AADD are invited for Shabbat dinner and will be participating in our service alongside our members of the KI Inclusion Committee. Host synagogue: Keneseth Israel Location: Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins
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JDAIM Shabbat @ Adath Israel 9:15 am
JDAIM Shabbat @ Adath Israel
Feb 4 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat @ Adath Israel
Description: During our regularly-scheduled Shabbat Morning Services, Rabbi Markowitz’s D’var Torah will include teachings about disability awareness, acceptance, and inclusion. Host synagogue: Temple Adath Israel on the Main Line Location: Temple Adath Israel on the Main Line, 250 N Highland Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066
JDAIM Shabbat @ Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue 9:15 am
JDAIM Shabbat @ Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue
Feb 4 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
JDAIM Shabbat @ Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue
Description: During Shabbat Morning Services, Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch will present a sermon on the weekly Parsha, Beshalach, with insights about disability inclusion. Host synagogue: Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue= Location: Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue, 1500 Walnut St #206, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Date and Time: Saturday, February
JDAIM Shabbat: Demystifying Disability What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally @ JRC 11:30 am
JDAIM Shabbat: Demystifying Disability What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally @ JRC
Feb 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Demystifying Disability What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally @ JRC
Description: How can we champion the rights of people with disabilities and mental health conditions to be accepted and equally included in all aspects of Jewish life? Listen to our panel share their personal experiences. We warmly welcome Emily Ladau to talk about her new
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Tu B’Shevat
Tu B’Shevat
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day
Tu B’Shevat begins the evening of February 5 and ends the evening of February 6. Find resources and more about Tu B’Shevat on our jkidphilly and jkidACCESS sites!
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JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT 7:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT
Description: Caring for the Caregiver: A Support Group for Those Who are Caring for an Aging Family Member Please join us at 7:30 pm on Thursdays 2/9, 2/16, and 2/23 for an in-person-only* support group. Led by MLRT congregant Susan Haiman, this group will be
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JDAIM Shabbat featuring author Arielle Silverman @ MLRT 6:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat featuring author Arielle Silverman @ MLRT
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
JDAIM Shabbat featuring author Arielle Silverman @ MLRT
Description: Arielle will give a presentation about her book: Just Human: The Quest for Disability Wisdom, Respect, and Inclusion. The service will also include music and readings that speak to the theme of JDAIM. Host synagogue: Main Line Reform Temple Location: Main Line Reform Temple, 410
JDAIM Shabbat: The Mental Health Crisis among Our Youth: How to Talk to & Help Your Children @ Kol Ami 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: The Mental Health Crisis among Our Youth: How to Talk to & Help Your Children @ Kol Ami
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: The Mental Health Crisis among Our Youth: How to Talk to & Help Your Children @ Kol Ami
Description: We will discuss the mental health crisis among our youth and provide families with tools to help deal with what their children are experiencing. Our Student Choir will be performing and our speakers will intentionally model age-appropriate discussion of mental health concerns without shame
JDAIM Shabbat: Fighting the Shame: Supporting Mental health for all ages @ Kol Emet 7:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Fighting the Shame: Supporting Mental health for all ages @ Kol Emet
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Fighting the Shame: Supporting Mental health for all ages @ Kol Emet
Description: Rebecca Salus Hodge, MSW, of Family Matters Network and member of JDAAI Network, will discuss how to support each other through life’s challenges. Host synagogue: Congregation Kol Emet Location: Congregation Kol Emet, 1360 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA 19067 Services will also be livestreamed;
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JDAIM Inclusion Shabbat @ Kesher Israel 9:30 am
JDAIM Inclusion Shabbat @ Kesher Israel
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
JDAIM Inclusion Shabbat @ Kesher Israel
Description: We will have a special guest, Helaine Brill, give the D’var Torah during our inclusion Shabbat. Helaine is a special education teacher for 30+ years, teaching students from birth/early intervention up to 21 years old with varying functioning levels and abilities. She has her
JDAIM & 6th Grade Shabbat @ Darchei Noam 10:00 am
JDAIM & 6th Grade Shabbat @ Darchei Noam
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JDAIM & 6th Grade Shabbat @ Darchei Noam
Description: An inclusive Shabbat morning service led by Darchei Noam’s 6th grade students. Teachings focused on inclusion through a Jewish lens will be interspersed throughout. Host synagogue: Darchei Noam Location: Darchei Noam, 211 W. Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002 Services will also be livestreamed on
JDAIM Shabbat Service/Jewish Disability Awareness Month On Zoom and at Mishkan 10:00 am
JDAIM Shabbat Service/Jewish Disability Awareness Month On Zoom and at Mishkan
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat Service/Jewish Disability Awareness Month On Zoom and at Mishkan
Description: Join us for our annual Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month special program with JCHAI staff person Beth Rosenwasser, PhD, and her guests who will discuss their work with young Jewish adults and families. JCHAI at home is the innovative, award-winning, individualized support program that provides
JDAIM Shabbat: Staying Strong Surrounded By Life Stressors @ CBENT 10:00 am
JDAIM Shabbat: Staying Strong Surrounded By Life Stressors @ CBENT
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Staying Strong Surrounded By Life Stressors @ CBENT
Description: Whether you are 3 or 103 years old, there is a good chance you will encounter a challenge or hardship at some point. Sometimes we are born with challenges, sometimes our closest family members or friends create pain points, and sometimes the environment in
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JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC
Description: In partnership with Jewish Learning Venture’s ‘Whole Community Inclusion’ initiative, Germantown Jewish Centre presents a series of sessions focusing on both the barriers that people with disabilities face and also the kinds of accommodations that can be created within communities through an inclusive mindset.
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The Torah of Disability Access with Rabbi Elliot Kukla 3:00 pm
The Torah of Disability Access with Rabbi Elliot Kukla
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Torah of Disability Access with Rabbi Elliot Kukla
Description: In this session for Philadelphia area clergy, we will use look at the writing of contemporary disabled activists like Mia Mingus and Leah Lakshmi Piepezna-Samarsinha on the topic of disability access. We will then use this lens to read a passage from the Talmud
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JDAIM Community Forum: Judaism, Mental Health & Gratitude 7:00 pm
JDAIM Community Forum: Judaism, Mental Health & Gratitude
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
JDAIM Community Forum: Judaism, Mental Health & Gratitude
Description: In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM), the Jewish Disability Consortium of Greater Philadelphia is hosting a second workshop with the Blue Dove Foundation, which focuses on ending the stigma around mental health in the Jewish community. This workshop focuses
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Congregational Director Virtual Coffee Hour 1:00 pm
Congregational Director Virtual Coffee Hour
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Description: Join us and other Congregational Directors for this biweekly Zoom call to exchange ideas, get feedback and share successes and challenges with your colleagues. Bring a cup of coffee or tea and join us from the comfort of your own office. Location: Zoom —
Including All Students: Attention and Regulation Strategies 7:30 pm
Including All Students: Attention and Regulation Strategies
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Including All Students: Attention and Regulation Strategies
Description: During Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion month (JDAIM), we turn our attention to the Jewish value of including and educating all of our children. Students with attention and regulation issues often need extra support in our classroom–and that support begins with educating ourselves.
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT 7:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT
Description: Caring for the Caregiver: A Support Group for Those Who are Caring for an Aging Family Member Please join us at 7:30 pm on Thursdays 2/9, 2/16, and 2/23 for an in-person-only* support group. Led by MLRT congregant Susan Haiman, this group will be
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JDAIM Shabbat @ Temple Sinai 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat @ Temple Sinai
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
JDAIM Shabbat @ Temple Sinai
Description: Members of the disAbility Task Force lead the Friday night service. Eli Kurs-Lasky will be leading the D’var. Host synagogue: Temple Sinai Location: Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Services will also be livestreamed on Temple Sinai’s website. Date and Time: Friday,
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Presidents’ Day – JLV office closed
Presidents’ Day – JLV office closed
Feb 20 all-day
Jewish Learning Venture office is closed.
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC
Description: In partnership with Jewish Learning Venture’s ‘Whole Community Inclusion’ initiative, Germantown Jewish Centre presents a series of sessions focusing on both the barriers that people with disabilities face and also the kinds of accommodations that can be created within communities through an inclusive mindset.
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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: A Discussion with Inventor, Entrepreneur and Author Sanford Greenberg 7:00 pm
Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: A Discussion with Inventor, Entrepreneur and Author Sanford Greenberg
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: A Discussion with Inventor, Entrepreneur and Author Sanford Greenberg
Description: JFCS and Jewish Learning Venture invite you to an intimate and engaging discussion with inventor, author, public servant, and philanthropist, Dr. Sanford D. Greenberg. At the age of 21, young Sanford lost his sight. Through the help of his close friend, Art Garfunkel, he
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The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network — Session 2: Children with Disabilities 1:30 pm
The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network — Session 2: Children with Disabilities
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for Engaging Families with Young Children Jewish Spaces: Ensuring We All Belong Goal: To assist early childhood educators in understanding the needs of marginalized communities; to provide action steps and resources for making change in their learning environments
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT 7:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Caring for The Caregiver @ MLRT
Description: Caring for the Caregiver: A Support Group for Those Who are Caring for an Aging Family Member Please join us at 7:30 pm on Thursdays 2/9, 2/16, and 2/23 for an in-person-only* support group. Led by MLRT congregant Susan Haiman, this group will be
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JDAIM Shabbat @ Shir Ami 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat @ Shir Ami
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
JDAIM Shabbat @ Shir Ami
Description: Join us for a special JDAIM Shabbat Service where we welcome Shir Ami member Sarah Sharma and learn about one family’s journey to see their son become a Bar Mitzva. Host synagogue: Shir Ami Location: Shir Ami, 101 Richboro Road, Newtown, PA 18940 Services
JDAIM Shabbat Terumah — All Hands Join to Build Our House @ OYR Beth Am 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat Terumah — All Hands Join to Build Our House @ OYR Beth Am
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat Terumah — All Hands Join to Build Our House @ OYR Beth Am
Description: Join us as we explore and celebrate the diversity of our congregation through personal stories, special choral selections, and a festive oneg. Host synagogue: Old York Road Temple – Beth Am Location: Old York Road Temple – Beth Am, Molish Sanctuary, 971 Old York
JDAIM Shabbat: Opening our hearts, minds, and houses to the disabled @ Beth Or 7:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Opening our hearts, minds, and houses to the disabled @ Beth Or
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Opening our hearts, minds, and houses to the disabled @ Beth Or
Description: A shabbat service with handouts, prayers, music, and a sermon dedicated to the idea of radical inclusion and hospitality to those who are disabled. Host synagogue: Congregation Beth Or Location: Congregation Beth Or, 239 Welsh Rd, Ambler, PA 19002 Service will also be livestreamed
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jkidaccess Program: Sensory-Friendly Sunday at the Weitzman Museum! 3:00 pm
jkidaccess Program: Sensory-Friendly Sunday at the Weitzman Museum!
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
jkidaccess Program: Sensory-Friendly Sunday at the Weitzman Museum!
Description: Join our jkidaccess community for a fun afternoon at the museum! To make the afternoon accessible for children with sensory sensitivity, the audio media at the museum will be turned to a low volume. We’ll meet at 3:00pm for a storytime and at 3:30pm
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Congregational Director Virtual Coffee Hour 11:00 am
Congregational Director Virtual Coffee Hour
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Description: Join us and other Congregational Directors for this biweekly Zoom call to exchange ideas, get feedback and share successes and challenges with your colleagues. Bring a cup of coffee or tea and join us from the comfort of your own office. Location: Zoom —
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC 7:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JDAIM Shabbat: Voices of Disability Series @ GJC
Description: In partnership with Jewish Learning Venture’s ‘Whole Community Inclusion’ initiative, Germantown Jewish Centre presents a series of sessions focusing on both the barriers that people with disabilities face and also the kinds of accommodations that can be created within communities through an inclusive mindset.
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