JDAIM

“Behold how good and pleasant it is for all to dwell together in unity” Psalm 133

JDAIM logoThe Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to join together with Jews from all over the world in this unified effort to raise awareness and champion the civil rights of people with disabilities. Until this culture change is complete, the month of February has become the time to step up our campaign. This page was designed to provide the resources to plan annual JDAIM events and programs. The column on the right includes activities, book club ideas, and other resource material. Additional resources can be found on our Disability and Inclusion website. Please post all your JDAIM events on Jconnect so they will appear on this page. Together, we can foster a more inclusive Jewish community that emphasizes, first and foremost, the value, dignity and capabilities of each and every individual.

An inclusive community is a stronger community, and while this quest is universal, Jewish values and traditions provide teachable moments to advance inclusion.    JDAIM’s logo, a blue and gold intertwined ribbon that forms the Magen David, was designed to signify how inclusion is woven into every aspect of Jewish life and community.  Join us – use this resource; create a JDAIM program and find a JDAIM program to attend. 

Upcoming Events

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Fri
Mar
  31
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Learn how to utilize the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s New Disability Inclusion Planning Tool Workshop to raise consciousness, spark conversation and advance inclusion of individuals with disabilities. *The same workshop will be provided both days; feel free to join us either time.* Refreshments and snacks will be provided for guests. Kosher laws observed.
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Mon
Apr
  3
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Apr
  22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
During her 25-year career as a preschool music and movement teacher, Carol observed many children with Sensory Process Disorder (SPD) and mild autism. The author of several books, she is now regarded as an international expert on SPD. She earned her M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Carol will lead a presentation after the oneg. Open to the entire community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Advocacy, Fitness & Wellness
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Sat
Apr
  22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
During her 25-year career as a preschool music and movement teacher, Carol Kranowitz observed many children with Sensory Process Disorder (SPD) and mild autism. The author of several books, she is now regarded as an international expert on SPD. She earned her M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Carol will lead a presentation after the oneg. Presented by Adat Shalom’s Inclusion Advisory Group.
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness, Parenting
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Apr
  22
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
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Wed
Apr
  26
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
AMIT (Amit)
Silver Spring, Silver Spring MD 20902
Jewish Rescuers In The Holocaust with Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Dessert Will Be Served More info: Contact Robbie Pearlstein at 410-484-2223 or robbiep@amitchildren.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Conservative, Havurot/Minyanim, Humanist, Non-denominational, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Fundraising/Philanthropy, History/Education, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; TBA
 
 
Sun
Apr
  30
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Join us to learn about Social, Recreational, Vocational and Employment, Housing and Financial Resources in our community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Advocacy, Fair/Expo, Parenting
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
May
  7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Mon
May
  8
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Learn how to utilize the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s New Disability Inclusion Planning Tool Workshop to raise consciousness, spark conversation and advance inclusion of individuals with disabilities. *The same workshop will be provided both days; feel free to join us either time.* Refreshments and snacks will be provided for guests. Kosher laws observed.
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Fri
May
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
A tish is a yiddush word for table. It may consist of words on Torah, singing of melodies and zemirot, with refreshments! Join us at HTAA for Kabbalat Shabbat, smiles and uplifting song all year long!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Jun 11 - Jun 12
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost: