Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM)!

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington proudly celebrates Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM)!

 

JDAIM is the time of year when we shine a light on the disability community and the amazing impact they have on Jewish Greater Washington. Join us this February, and year-round, to raise awareness, champion the rights, and continue to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Together, in partnership with organizations and communities around the world, we can foster a more inclusive Jewish community that recognizes the value, dignity, and capabilities of everyone.

  • Sign up for events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Take action this Jewish Disability Advocacy Day.
  • Explore resources to make your organization more inclusive.
  • Be inspired by how our community’s organizations are working to be more inclusive.
  • Embrace the diversity of our shared human experience during the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia.

 

Read Together & Connected for spotlights on the many opportunities to celebrate as a community.

 

For questions or other ways to get involved, email us at [email protected].

 

INCLUSION BY THE NUMBERS

Blue Icon of three people, side-by-side, with long hair 1 in 4 American adults—61 million people—have some type of disability

48 million report some degree of hearing loss*
7 million report having a visual disability*
39 million have physical difficulties*
8 million have an intellectual disability, including 425,000 children*
1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition**

Blue Icon of Schoolhouse with flag 200,000 students in the Jewish community have special needs**

Blue Icon of healthcare professional 18% of households in Greater Washington include a family member with a health limitation or disability***

Source:
*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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***Data from the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study, funded by The Morningstar Foundation

 

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