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 - 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020, Washington, DC
- Breaking Down the Walls - a storytelling event. Join us for a night of visual and spoken storytelling by Clubhouse members aimed to breakdown the stigmatic walls associated with mental illness. 2/25/2020, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse.
- Digital JDAIM Campaign - Join our digital campaign by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sharing posts about JDAIM.
- Fighting the Februarys: A toolkit for combating a depressed mood- 2/16/2020, 10am, Rodef Shalom
- JDAIM Shabbat Dinner - 2/21/2020, 5:45pm, Temple Sinai, evening includes a speaker and music
- Investing in Inclusion - Brunch & Lecture with Joyce Bender, CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. a national leader in advancing employment of people with disabilities, 2/23/2020, 10:00am - 11:30am
- JDAIM Shabbat Dinner - 2/28/2020 and 2/29/2020, 5:30pm, Rodef Shalom
Jewish Disability Advocacy Day Legislative Topics
- JDAIM Inclusion Guide
- JDAIM Press Release
- Presidential Candidates and Disability Guide
- Jewish Faith and Inclusion Resources
- 11 Ways to Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month in Your Synagogue
- Jewish Inclusion Webinar Series
If you require an accommodation in order to participate in any of these events please contact Caitlin Lasky at email@example.com 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.