What is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month?

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action for all of us to act in accordance
with our Jewish values, honoring the gifts and strengths that we each possess.

Why You Should Participate in JDAIM

  • Raise awareness of how people with disabilities and mental health conditions have been regarded by Jewish and secular society and how that impacts our own actions.
  • Underscore the importance of choosing one’s own Jewish journey.
  • Encourage Jews around the world to become genuinely empathetic and welcoming toward people with disabilities and mental health conditions.
  • Urge Jews to welcome people with disabilities and mental health conditions into their communities and personal lives.
  • Include people with disabilities and mental health conditions in all aspects of communal life.
  • Advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and mental health conditions.
  • Support people with disabilities and mental health conditions to make their own decisions about how they want to belong to their Jewish community.

Events in Pittsburgh

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day Legislative Topics

Resources

 

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in any of these events please contact Caitlin Lasky at clasky@jrspgh.org or 412.325.0039.We welcome and support children, teens, and adults with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. We make every effort to ensure our programs, equipment, and facilities are accessible. Please phone or email us if you have any questions or would like to request an accommodation.