Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles believes that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to experience and celebrate our shared values, history and traditions. Making Jewish life more accessible for all is one of our top priorities, which is why we are part of a national effort to raise awareness about members of the Jewish community with disabilities. We invite you to join us!

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Tips to be More Inclusive of People with Disabilities

Make a Lasting Impact

  • Volunteer. Spend time at a Jewish organization that supports people with disabilities. Or participate in Federation’s Super Sunday on February 12th.
  • Offer equal opportunities. Hire people with special needs – they can be effective employees.
  • Make changes. Start an inclusion committee at your synagogue or school to make changes that create a culture of inclusion.
  • Ask more questions. Is my camp handicap accessible? Does my synagogue have an American Sign Language interpreter? What will improve accessibility in my institution?
  • Offer your friendship. Strength and happiness can come from the love and support of true friends.
  • Donate. Designate funds to enhance an organization’s programs or building access for individuals with special needs.
  • Connect for support. Contact HaMercaz, the central resource for families with children with special needs at (866) 287-8030 or, or the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center, the community resource for Jewish adults with special needs and their caregivers, at (323) 761-8105 or


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Jewish Disability Awareness and
Inclusion Month Events

Jewish Community Inclusion Festival



Mommy and Me- Friendship Circle (JDAIM)

Friendship Circle 1952 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90034 Tuesday 10:00 am

  Music, art, sensory play, circle time and inclusive outdoor play at Friendship Circle's state-of-the-art 'My Backyard'!   FOR: Moms & Tots with Special Needs 18 months-4 years   DATES Tuesdays: September 13, December 6, February 28, March 28, May 23, June 13   TIME: 10:00a Read More



Communicating Effectively with Chaverim (JDAIM)

Temple Judea Tuesday 6:00 pm

  Join Chaverim for a class that deals with communication, conversation and how to deal with social situations.   Location: Temple Judea 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana RSVP  or call (818) 464-3360 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Read More



The Miracle Project helps lead Shabbat services with Beit T'Shuvah (JDAIM)

Beit T'Shuvah Friday 6:30 pm

Join us in celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Come witness Shabbat with The Miracle Project at Beit T'Shuvah and watch participants from The Miracle Project's Adult Class Celebrates Jewish Humor help lead services.  The Miracle Project incorporates a groundbreaking an Read More