Include the Jewish Experience to Strengthen Workplace DEI for All – As organizations work on DEI initiatives, it’s important to include the Jewish experience. DEI must address rising antisemitism in the workplace and enhance outcomes for all groups. Jews are a diverse and multicultural people, and excluding them from DEI efforts is harmful. Let’s prioritize justice and equity for everyone.
Join Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of our Federation, and David Suissa, President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, as they discuss the future of our local and global Jewish community. Discover the steps needed to create a bright tomorrow, including inclusivity, meeting the community where they are, and finding value in Jewish life. Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Explore JDAIM with JFS Chaverim, a social friendship program for adults with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles. Hear from members about their favorite moments and experiences, the importance of being part of the Jewish community, and the significance of self-advocacy. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles provides accessible resources and programs for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Visit www.lajac.org to learn more.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles provides inclusive services and programs for individuals with special needs. LAJAC, an initiative of The Jewish Federation, offers resources and support for Jewish adults with special needs and caregivers. With a focus on accessibility, LAJAC aims to empower individuals of all abilities to live meaningful Jewish lives. Learn more at www.lajac.org.
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with an interview with Rachel O’Kelley. Discover how Rachel’s involvement in the Nes Gadol Program at Vista del Mar has helped her find confidence, connect with the Jewish community, and advocate for individuals with special needs. Explore the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ initiatives to provide quality services and enhance inclusion for those with special needs. Learn more at www.lajac.org.
Learn about JDAIM and the experiences of Michelle K. Wolf, founder of Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust. Discover how ETTA, a partner organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, provides inclusive programs and services for individuals with special needs. Find out how Danny Wolf, a participant in ETTA’s programs, enjoys a fully enriched and active life.
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Our Federation is committed to inclusion and will feature a blog each week written by community members, parents, volunteers, or professionals working with special needs individuals. To kick off JDAIM, we are sharing tips on how to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. Read and share these tips to inspire inclusion.
Join us this Friday for a global teaching Shabbat, promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion. Stand together against hate and division by attending or hosting a Shabbat dinner. Visit OneTable.org/togetheratthetable to sign up. Let’s come together as a community and make a difference during this divisive time. Stay updated on local events with our partners. Shabbat Shalom.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Brawerman Fellowship welcomes a new cohort of graduating high school seniors. These students, chosen for their leadership, academics, community service, and commitment to Jewish life, receive a college scholarship and opportunities for retreats, trips to Israel, and other overseas experiences. Learn more about the Brawerman Fellowship by emailing OFrank@JewishLA.org.
Join us this Sunday for our Community Service Day and make a difference in our city. From Day of Good Deeds to helping organizations like Ronald McDonald and Aviva Family and Children’s Services, there are plenty of opportunities to give back. Learn more and register for a project now. Together, we can create positive change.
Discover the meaning of inclusion and its importance in society for individuals with special needs. Gain insights from an interview with Cindy Steinschriber, a life coach and advocate for inclusivity. Learn about the Jewish LA Pooled Trust, which provides financial security for children and adults with disabilities. Challenge perceptions and celebrate the unique strengths and contributions of individuals with special needs.
Meet Harlee, a young adult participant of The Miracle Project, a Federation partner that provides inclusive theater and expressive arts programs for individuals with autism and other disabilities. Harlee shares her inspirational story and discusses the importance of understanding and respecting individuals with special needs. Discover how she finds inspiration in the Jewish community and her favorite moments with The Miracle Project, including a show about bullying. Chanukah is her favorite Jewish holiday because of the joy it brings to her family and friends.
Maya Wernick, a teen volunteer at OurSpace, discusses her inspiration from the Jewish community and her understanding of inclusion. She shares her reasons for choosing to volunteer at OurSpace and highlights a meaningful experience with a friend named Michael. Through her volunteer work, Maya has found lifelong friendships and a purpose in working with individuals with special needs.
Learn about Lior Eghbal, a teen volunteer at Friendship Circle LA, in this interview. Lior shares his love for helping others and the importance of inclusion and acceptance. Discover his favorite moment with his buddy Eli and find out who his superhero is in the community. Plus, learn about his connection to the Jewish community and the values of friendship and acceptance that Judaism has taught him.
Celebrate Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in Los Angeles with a range of activities and initiatives. The Jewish Federation and partners are dedicated to making the community accessible and inclusive for all. Join the Jewish Community Inclusion Festival on February 26th for games, music, and inclusive activities. Learn more about JDAIM and get involved today.
The Federation’s Israel Office, along with Israeli organizations Beit Issie Shapiro and Israel Elwyn, created The National Self-Advocacy Project for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Israel. This program empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to have their voices heard and access their rights. The roundtable discussion highlighted the importance of full inclusion for citizens with disabilities in society.
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with our Federation’s commitment to inclusion. Read blog posts written by members of our community with disabilities or their parents. Discover the superpowers that help them gain strength and confidence in the Jewish community, and learn about the individuals who have made them feel included and supported.
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with a blog post featuring the incredible Professor Louis H. Feldman. Discover how his encyclopedic knowledge and warm personality made him an exceptional teacher, influencing students like Benzion N. Chinn to dive deep into the study of ancient history. Explore the importance of closely reading texts and crafting narratives in historical research. Learn more about Jewish disability awareness and inclusion by contacting Director Miriam Maya at (323) 761-8081.
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Inclusion is at the heart of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Discover Jesse’s journey as a Jewish superhero, gaining strength and confidence through his community, family, and various programs. Learn how organizations like ETTA and Camp Ramah provide support and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Contact Miriam Maya for more information.