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

February is known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to join together with Jewish organizations and communities from all over the world in this unified effort to raise awareness and champion the civil rights of people with disabilities. This page was designed to provide the resources to help plan and implement 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 webpage. 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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
11510 Falls Rd, Potomac MD 20854
JFGH Annual Meeting This year's annual meeting will give the community an opportunity to meet our new CEO, David Ervin. Refreshments will be provided. Dietary laws observed.
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Board/Executive Commitee, Social Events
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
200 East Middle Lane , Rockville MD 20850
Rockville’s own Main Street invites you to Flapjacks & Friends, a free event. We envision a casual, festive street party with several hundred people under a big tent with griddles and flapjacks! Our sponsors will stand side by side with Main Street members and cook flapjacks to serve our inclusive community. We will have live entertainment performed by children and adults of all abilities from local clubs, choirs, cheerleading squads, and schools. Please join us as Main Street members, friends, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Advocacy, Culinary, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda MD 20852
Save the date for the 36th Annual JFGH Gala! This is always an evening to remember, and we invite you to share the date with your friends. Details to follow; dietary laws observed.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Fundraising/Philanthropy
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (The Network of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1000 H St NW, Washington DC 20001
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Havurot/Minyanim, Humanist, Non-denominational, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Networking, Social Events
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7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Sunflower Bakery
Kemp Mill, Silver Spring MD 20902
Our annual appreciation and graduation celebration for our Pastry Arts and Cafe Sunflower Employment Training Graduates. We also recognize our unsung heroes in the community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $54 per person