“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. 

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville MD 20850
Learn about JSSA’S transitions youth services • Career Exploration and Assessments • Work Adjustment Training • Job Development and Coaching • Social Engagement Programs • New Pre-Transitional Youth Program • DDA Programs Meet key transition resources • Specialized Employment Services Staff • Employer Partners • State and County Transition Representatives
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Career/Employment
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Family Engagement)
7777 Democracy BLVD, Bethesda MD 20817
A fun evening of games and s’mores around the campfire. Bring a parve or dairy picnic dinner. Cosponsored by PJ Library and the Bender JCC.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 per Family

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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