Greater MetroWest Commemorates Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month


February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! There are many programs and events happening across Greater MetroWest in honor of the 12th Annual JDAIM, recognizing the importance of including people with disabilities. Please join our local Greater MetroWest community and hundreds of other organizations around the world that participate in JDAIM. Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month reminds us that ALL Jews, without regard to disability, must have access to Jewish life – to work live, love, play, learn and worship how and where they choose, and to contribute to this wonderful place we call our Greater MetroWest Jewish community.
 

Feb 1-16: Wae Center Exhibit at Rosalind & Alfred Lippman Gallery
                 Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills

Feb 1-28: Wae Center Exhibit at Adath Shalom
                 Adath Shalom, Morris Plains

Feb. 1: Open Door Minyan
            Adath Shalom, Morris Plains

Feb. 1: Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah Inclusive Minyan
            Beth Or Beth Torah, Clark

Feb. 2: Not Your Typical Special Needs Resource Fair
            JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Feb. 7: Shabbat Dinner and Community Chat with Shelly Christensen
            Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Feb. 7: Shabbat L’Khulam Dinner & Shabbat Service
            Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

Feb. 7: Celebration of Inclusion
            Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

Feb. 7: Shabbat dinner and service with guests from the Wae Center
            Oheb Shalom, South Orange

Feb. 8: Inclusion Shabbat Service
            Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Feb. 8: Shabbat Service and Lunch-n-Learn with Shelly Christensen
            Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Feb. 8: Yaldeinu Shabbat Service
            Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn

Feb. 8: Havdallah - Celebrating Uniqueness and Togetherness with Shelly Christensen
            Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Feb. 9: Community Conversation with Shelly Christensen, "The Journey to Hope - How Parents Adapt to Raising a Child with a Disability"
            Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Feb. 9: Community Conversation with Shelly Christensen, "From Longing to Belonging - The Practical Keys to Create the Structure of Inclusion"
            Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford

Feb. 9: Praying with Lior, film and discussion
            Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael, Morristown

Feb. 12: Anger, Anxiety & Attitude %u2013 Parent Workshop
            Gottesman RTW Academy, Randolph

Feb. 14: Shabbat Dinner and Program
            AABJD, West Orange

Feb. 14: Shabbat services and Inclusion Chat with Rabbi Anne Laurent, Inclusion Advocate
            Temple Ner Tamid

Feb. 15: Minyan Meyuchad Shabbat Service & Artist Talk with Janet Boltax
            B’nai Shalom, West Orange

Feb. 15: Community Conversation with Yoni Avitan, USY International Shaliach, speaking aboutMasorti Movement Programs
            Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

Feb. 22: Overcoming Obstacles, 2 teens share their personal experiences
            Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael, Morristown

Feb. 23: JESPY & Oheb Shalom Game Day
            JESPY’s Judi House, South Orange

Feb. 24: Student workshop with the Wae Center
            Congregation Beth El, South Orange

Feb. 26: IEP/504 Reviews with Hilary Freeman, Esq.
            Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Feb. 27: Shoelaces, film and discussion
            JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Feb. 28: Shabbat Dinner and Community Conversation with Reut Shifman, Director of Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center
            Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, Westfield

Feb. 28: Shabbat L’Khulam Dinner & Service
            Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

March 1: Inclusive Community Painting Workshop with Janet Boltax
            B’nai Shalom, West Orange