Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

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Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in February presents an opportunity to expand our awareness and understanding of many disability issues. Consider attending one of the events below hosted by synagogues in the Jewish Disabilities Advocates (JDA) Inclusion Initiative and/or find out what your synagogue may be doing as part of JDAIM. All are welcome!

First Friday Program: Telling Our Stories: Voices of Jews with Disabilities 
Friday, February 1, 8:00 p.m.
Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Road, Boulder, CO 80303

Those who join for the program are also invited to attend services at 6:00 p.m. followed by a catered dinner (cost associated with dinner). Please RSVP at bonaishalom.org or 303.442.6605.

Belonging, Behaving, Believing: Reconstructing Judaism’s Values and Creating a More Inclusive Community
Saturday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.

B'nai Havurah, 6445 East Ohio Avenue #600, Denver, CO 80224 

All are invited to attend this special service that will address how a congregation can become more inclusive.

Family and Youth Social Action Sunday Disability Awareness Program
Sunday, February 10, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Congregation Rodef Shalom, 450 South Kearney Street, Denver, CO 80224

Families with students in grades K-7 are invited to attend this program which will focus on understanding the strengths and needs of students with a variety of disabilities and how all students can support inclusion in the classroom and on the playground. 

Friday Night Service and Youth Shabbat Service
Friday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.

Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303

Both services will speak to understanding and including individuals with a broad range of mental health conditions. All are welcome. The main service is held in the North Building. Youth Shabbat is appropriate for students in 3rd through 12th grade and is led by the youth group board. It is held in the South Building.

Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat Service
Saturday, February 23, 9:30 a.m.

Congregation Rodef Shalom, 450 South Kearney Street, Denver, CO 80224

All are welcome at this Shabbat service with a focus on raising awareness and strengthening inclusion efforts.

If you or someone you know needs accommodation to attend one of these events, please contact the synagogue. Each synagogue is committed to inclusion and will do its best to meet your needs. For questions or more information about any of the Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month programs, please contact:

Carol Loveman Morris, PhD

Carol Loveman Morris, PhDJewish Disabilities Advocates Coordinator

Ph: 303.623.0251, x204
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