2021 Collection: Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month

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The Jewish Education Project
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The Jewish Education Project is proud to celebrate JDAIM 2021 with our unique collection of disability & inclusion resources. Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (or JDAIM) was founded in 2009 to bring the Jewish world’s attention to an important and often overlooked part of our community. In Israel alone, nearly 10% of its citizens have some form of disability that affects their daily lives. Through storytelling, videos, and engaging discussion, we hope our resources will cultivate an inclusive mindset towards the disabled members of our Jewish family.

JDAIM’S MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in all aspects of Jewish life like anyone else.

Photo credits: Special in Uniform & JNF-USA

JDAIM Plan 2021 from Inclusion Innovations

2021 JDAIM Plan from Inclusion Innovations

From the founder of JDAIM: Resources for a meaningful Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month.

Matan JDAIM Lesson Plans

Matan JDAIM Lesson Plans

A collection of lesson plans by Matan focusing on disability inclusion in the Jewish community.

The Shutaf Inclusion Guide preview

The Shutaf Inclusion Guide

A collection of ideas, practices, and resources dedicated to inclusive thinking for students with disabilities.

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Special in Uniform – IDF

Learn about one of the most unique military units in the world: Special in Uniform of the Israeli Defense Force.

People holding "disability rights" signs

Guides to Having a Meaningful JDAIM Experience

Chabad and the URJ's Reform Action Center's lists of how to do effective JDAIM programming.

The Torah at Her Fingertips

The Torah at Her Fingertips

A podcast about a devout Orthodox girl who read her Torah portion in Braille.

Meet the Shalva Band!

Meet the Shalva Band!

Meet the members of Israel's Shalva Band, comprised of eight talented musicians with disabilities.

The Power of Inclusion: What to Expect When Your Preschooler Attends an Inclusive Preschool Program

The Power of Inclusion: What to Expect When Your Preschooler Attends an Inclusive Preschool Program

Tips for educators and parents about what to expect while taking part in an inclusive preschool program.

Crip Camp - A Disability Revolution

Crip Camp - A Disability Revolution

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 documentary exploring the world of a camp for kids with disabilities.

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JDAIM Essay Collections

A variety of voices talking about their experience with disability in the Jewish community.

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Cakes and Miracles for Purim and Jewish Disabilities Month

A teachers' guide to using the book Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Story to learn about disability awareness.

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