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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Sat
Feb
  25
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase MD 20815
In recognition of February being “Jewish Disabilities Month,” Ohr Kodesh and its newly-formed Accessibility Committee has invited Liz Weintraub, of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), to speak about the challenges, and rewards, of disability inclusion. She will discuss her own journey as a person with a disability as well as the work she does to encourage others with disabilities to become “self-advocates.” Liz Weintraub is a faculty member of the National Leadership C...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Mon
Feb
  27
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
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Thu
Mar
  2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps & Retreat Center Business Office)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
MC Live! An Evening of Comedy This collaborative event is hosted by seven organizations within the Jewish community, whose passion is improving quality of life to individuals with disabilities. All proceeds from the event will benefit: Capital Camps, Friendship Circle, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Jewish Social Service Agency, Matan and Sulam.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36
 
 
Sun
Mar
  5
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
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Sun
Mar
  12
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
Locations: Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Potomac, MD) @ 1:30 p.m. Congregation Olam Tikvah (Fairfax, VA) @ 1:30 p.m. Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, DC) @ 10:30 a.m. Offered with partners in three locations, this authentic Purim experience is accessible for all families who would like to celebrate Purim in a “softer” way. We will minimize the noise and other sensory input, but maximize the fun! There will be crafts, an interactive reading of the Purim story (megillah), quiet areas to ...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Non-denominational, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 per family, plus bring a canned good to donate
 
 
Mon
Mar
  20
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:  
 
 
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
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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Sun
Apr
  30
1:00 PM - 4:00 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
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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
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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
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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: