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Community Programs to Honor JDAIM

Were thrilled to share a month’s worth of ways you can learn, engage, and help raise awareness of the importance of including people with disabilities in Jewish communal life, both locally and virtually.

JSDD’s Wae Center Virtual Art Exhibit
Month of February

Youth Mental Health First Aid
February 1 & 8, 6-9 p.m. on Zoom
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Yaldeinu B’Yachad – Inclusive Shabbat Service
Friday, February 4, 6 p.m.
Congregation B’nai Israel

Shabbat L’Khulam
Friday, February 4, 6 p.m.
Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

Open Door Minyan
Saturday, February 5, 11 a.m. on Zoom
Adath Shalom, Morris Plains

Jodi Samuels: Can I Be a Proud Mama?
Wednesday, February 9, 8pm, on Zoom
Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David

How to Prioritize Yourself as a Pandemic Parent
Wednesday, February 9, 8-9 p.m. on Zoom
JCC of Central NJ

Keep Calm and Carry On: Building a better you and helping your family in the process, with Dr. Barbara Lauer-Listhaus
Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom and in-person
Temple B’nai Abraham

Inclusion Shabbat
Saturday, February 12
Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David

Adult Bet Midrash: Disability Awareness & Inclusion with Bnai Keshet members Ruth Lowenkron, Netania Zagorski, and Melissa Schaffer.
Saturday, February 12, 9-10 a.m.
B’nai Keshet

Disability Awareness & Inclusion Shabbat with Michelle Kraus, Coordinator of Intake for the Disability Justice Program at NYLPI
Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m.-noon
B’nai Keshet

Mental Health: Breaking the Silence with Andrea Olitzky, LCSW, for adults and teens accompanied by parents
Sunday, February 13, 10 a.m.
Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael

Shabbat service we are having a speaker discussing post school options. 
Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m.
Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

Breaking Down the Barriers – Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
Wednesday, February 23, 7 p.m. on Zoom
Jewish Federation of North America

Making Change – Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
Thursday, February 24, 1-4 p.m. on Zoom
Jewish Federation of North America

Crip Camp &  Zoom Chat with Judy Heumann
Thursday, February 24, 6:45 p.m.
B’nai Shalom

Shabbat of Inclusion
Friday, February 25, 6 p.m.
Oheb Shalom

Shabbat services with special guest Audrey Winkler, JESPY House Executive Director
Friday, February 25, 6:30 p.m.
Temple B’nai Abraham

Shabbat services with special guest Rebecca Wanatick from Federation’s Greater MetroWest ABLE
Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
Temple Sholom of West Essex

Collaborative Community Shabbat Service in honor of JDAIM
Saturday, February 26, 6 p.m. on Zoom
With clergy and congregants from area synagogues: Temple Sholom, Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Temple Beth-el Mekor Chayim, Temple Sha’arey Shalom, Temple Beth O’r Beth Torah, Ahavas Shalom