This year is the 14th anniversary of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), founded in 2009 to raise awareness of the lives of people with disabilities and to support their right to be included in all aspects of Jewish life.
We look forward to seeing you at this month’s many opportunities to celebrate JDAIM, including Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Feb. 15. Learn more below.
Join the Jewish Federations of North America and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies as we dive deeply into the health, mental health, disability, and long-term services and supports achievements in Congress’ 2023 spending package. We will learn how these new policies and investments will help Jewish human service and other agencies care for people in our communities. For questions, please contact Elizabeth Cullen, Associate Director, Health Policy, Jewish Federations of North America & Washington Representative, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies.
Join The Branch and webinar speaker Asha Chai-Chang, who will talk about the growing community of Jews who identify as Jews of Color at this event co-sponsored by The Network. Born on Long Island as the Jamaican/Cuban/Chinese/Jewish daughter to immigrant parents, Asha is an Actuary by trade turned award-winning director/writer with invisible disabilities. Asha will create an open dialogue about being a person of color with multiple disabilities and speak about the intersectionality of being a Jew of Color with disabilities. She will also explore ways Jewish communities can increase visibility and create safe spaces for Jews of Color. Attendees will learn informative statistics and factual findings, have an opportunity to connect within the webinar and walk away with new tools and best practices.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Please join the Jewish Federations of North America, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies for a day of action. We’ll begin with a virtual community event and will feature both a Jewish organizational sign-on letter to the 118th Congress and individual action opportunities.
Network agencies are invited to sponsor JDAD 2023 at no cost! To add your organization’s name, click here. Sponsoring agencies will receive The Network’s marketing toolkit, which they should use to promote JDAD 2023. For questions, please contact Elizabeth Cullen, Associate Director, Health Policy, Jewish Federations of North America & Washington Representative, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities. Their mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of the community. RespectAbility joined The Network in 2020. During the NETTalk you will learn about the many ways your organization and RespectAbility can work together.