On behalf of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP), Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, we invite your congregation to participate in Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).
Established in 2009 by Shelly Christensen and the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, JDAIM is a global effort observed every February. The mission of JDAIM 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.
JDAIM is a call for all of us to act in accordance with our Jewish values, honoring the gifts and strengths that we each possess.
You'll find ideas for activities and events to incorporate into your programs, as well as access to the branding style guide.
In honor of JDAIM, RSIP is pleased to
present seven workshops
in collaboration with our colleagues at Gateways to help move your synagogue's inclusion agenda forward.
Looking for more ways to get involved?
- We encourage you to list your synagogue's public JDAIM activities onJewishBoston.com's dedicated page. RSIP and CJP are pleased to host this page as a resource for the Greater Boston community. If you have additional questions, please email the site editors.
- Visit our RSIP webpages where we add new and informative content on a regular basis.
- Is your synagogue featuring a program for JDAIM that you would like us to promote to our RSIP cohort? Please email your flyer to Carissa and we will share your event with the RSIP network.
- Check out Dr. Daniel Jackson's Portraits of Resilience in the Jewish Community, a new RSIP initiative to help destigmatize mental illness in our community. If you are interested in being photographed by Dr. Jackson, please email Carissa.
- Save the date for our annual RSIP spring event on Wednesday, May 27.
Thanks for everything you do to support the active participation of people of all abilities in Jewish life. We look forward to this month of learning, reflection, and self-discovery.
Manager, Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project, CJP
Executive Director, Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
Shelly Christensen, MA, FAAIDD
Executive Director, Inclusion Innovations
Co-founder, Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month