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.
See the Jconnect Disability Inclusion page for a list of our community partners.
Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
ReelAbilities Film Festival Northern Virginia
JDAIM Reads with PJ Library
The Mitten String
written by Jennifer Rosner,
iIllustrated by Kristina Swarner
JDAIM Reads with PJ Library Our Way
Lucky Broken Girl
by Ruth Behar
For help planning a PJ Library or PJ Our Way JDAIM program please contact Sarah Rabin Spira.