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Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) which reminds us that all members of our community, without regard to disability, must have access and opportunities to contribute to Jewish life – to work live, love, play, learn and worship how and where they choose. 

Greater MetroWest envisions a community made whole by the meaningful inclusion of all its members.  We are grateful to our community members, families, and partner agencies who help us build a community of belonging.

Bit of Torah 2/24/22

Parshat Vaykehl focuses on the building of the Israelite’s desert tabernacle, the mishkan, and the artisans who are tasked with the work. In this week’s Bit of Torah, Rabbi Allie Klein of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange teaches us that everyone can help create something holy, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what challenges you face. #IamGMW

Please note that these teachings do not necessarily reflect the views of Federation.

Bit of Torah 2/17/22

Parshat Ki Tisa includes the story of the Israelites building the golden calf. In this week’s Bit of Torah, Rabbi Michael Satz of Temple B’nai Or in Morristown connects this incident with idolatry; holiness; and the inclusion, awareness, and acceptance of people with disabilities. #IamGMW

Please note that these teachings do not necessarily reflect the views of Federation.

Bit of Torah 2/3/22

Parshat Terumah includes a lesson of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and contribute toward building community. In this week’s Bit of Torah, Rebecca Wanatick, Federation’s Manager of Community Inclusion & Program Services, introduces Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month by teaching us that creating an inclusive Jewish community is a value that was modeled as far back as the time the Temple was being built. #IamGMW

Please note that these teachings do not necessarily reflect the views of Federation.