Source: The Jewish Week
Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) begins next week. It’s been held in February for the last ten years and is a worldwide unified initiative for Jewish organizations to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. JDAIM is a call to action as we act in accordance with our Jewish values, honoring the gifts and strengths that each one of us possesses. ELI Talks has a number of talks that are great conversation-starters for your community. ELI Talks have been shared in adult education programs, for inclusion committees and also with high school programs. They can serve as a limmud for your board meeting or other committee meetings–during JDAIM or at any time during the year.
You can download our new discussion guide featuring four of our ELI Talks that examine disability inclusion:
• We Were All At Sinai: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Torah by Lauren Tuchman
• Faith, Companionship, and Disability: Standing with Families Who Have a Child With a Disability by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
• We Will Hear and We Will Profit: The Mitzvah of Inclusion by Howard Blas
• I am Here; Hear Me Bark: Comedy, Disability and the Inclusive Synagogue by Pamela Schuller
See the Jewish Week post here.