Matan JDAIM Lesson Plans


Matan has been working on disability and inclusion in the Jewish community by sharing resources and training educators. Their collection of lessons for JDAIM are grouped by grade, with age-appropriate big ideas, objectives, and handouts. Each lesson also includes accessibility notes– it's important to keep these considerations in mind when planning programming, and JDAIM is a good time to take on the practice if you haven't yet already done so.

The following free PDF lesson plans are included:

  • Introduction to Disability & Inclusion
  • Grades K-2
  • Virtual teaching tips
  • Grades 3-5
  • Middle and high school

A sample of values and big ideas found in Matan's lesson plans across the different age/grade offerings:

  • Love your neighbor as yourself (treat other people the way you would want to be treated)
  • We all have similarities and differences.
  • People who can’t talk can communicate
  • Moses had trouble talking, but he was still the leader
  • Pursuing justice is a Jewish value
  • Fighting ableism is part of pursuing justice



  • After School and Beyond
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement
  • Early Childhood