Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month2018-09-19T14:24:38+00:00

Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified national initiative during the month of February to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide.

Throughout the month of February, Whole Community Inclusion offers programs and resources to help raise awareness about and celebrate disability inclusion across the Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community.

JDAIM Shabbat Across Philadelphia

Whole Community Inclusion and the Jewish Special Needs/Disability Awareness Consortium of Greater Philadelphia invites you to join synagogues in the area that are dedicating a Shabbat service during the month of February 2019 to focus on disability inclusion issues. We will be sharing events at participating synagogues through February!

Contact WCI Director Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer to brainstorm ideas or for a list of speakers.

Clergy Breakfast

Every February, we invite local clergy to join us for a morning of learning and sharing resources about disability inclusion.

Jewish Values-Based Disability Awareness Lesson Plans

Use these free downloadable lessons during JDAIM or any time of the year! Created collaboratively by the Jewish Special Needs/Disability Inclusion Consortium, these sets of lesson plans include age-appropriate lessons from kindergarten through high school that use Jewish values to help students learn about the importance of disability inclusion.

Expressive Art Gallery

Each year, we invite educators to share their students’ creative work about inclusion during JDAIM. Click here to view the beautiful works of art that have been created.