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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Thu
May
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us for our monthly night out at Bowlmor in Bethesda– work on your bowling skills and enjoy a snack with friends. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 16 and up.
Listed In:  Special Needs, DC, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $19.50

 
 
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
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Thu
Jun
  8
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Sunflower Bakery
6125 Montrose Road, rockville MD 20852
Appreciation and graduation event.
Listed In:  Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy
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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:  

 
 
Sat
Jun
  24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Let's bring Summer in with style. Join us for a Saturday Night Pool Party at the EDCJCC. Bring your swimsuit, friends, and excitement for an evening of swimming, games, and more. An hour in the pool will be followed by dancing, snacks, and more in our Ina & Jack Kay Community Hall. All abilities welcome. Individuals who need support are encouraged to bring a friend who will provide support during the program
Listed In:  Special Needs, DC, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $11.50

 
 
Sat
Nov
  17
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
The Dinner of Champions is the primary source of funding for Camp JCC's special needs and inclusion program.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost: