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Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

What is JDAIM?

CBI welcomes and supportd children, teens, and adults with disabilities and/or mental health conditions, and their families and caregivers. We make every effort to ensure our programs, equipment, and facilities are accessible.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to request an accommodation!


2023 JDAIM Community Events

JDAIM Reflections on Faith and Disability with Judy Heumann 
January 31, 2023 | 12 – 1 PM CST 
Join to hear Judy Heumann speak to our community about her lived experiences with disability and faith. (This webinar will have live CART captions and ASL interpretation)  

Inclusion and Intentionality Through Art 
February 1, 2023 | 1 – 2 PM CST 
Join for a presentation by Sharoni Sibony, a Jewish disabled artist.  

Unpacking Key Health, Mental Health, Disability, and Long-Term Services & Supports Achievements in the Recently Enacted Omnibus Appropriations Package and What’s Next?  
Thursday, Feb. 2 | 12 - 1 p.m. EST | REGISTER     
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.   

The Intersection of Race, Disability and Religion: A First-Person Experience
Thursday, Feb. 2 | 5-6 p.m. EST | REGISTER   

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 organized by JFCS Pittsburgh and 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.  

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2023 
We need your voice. We need your participation. Will you be there? 
15 February 2023 | 11 AM – 12 PM CST  
Help kickoff JDAD as we come together virtually from diverse communities across North America to harness our collective power and break down barriers to opportunity and inclusion. Help us advance policies that will empower millions of individuals with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Together we’ll learn and take action!

Fostering Inclusive Workplaces 
23 February 2023 | 2 – 3 PM CST 

Join for a conversation with author and activist Emily Ladau about inclusion in the workplace.  

RespectAbility NETTalk    
Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 2–3 p.m. EST | REGISTER   
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.   

Special Olympics of Texas Winter Games  
19 February 2023 | 2 – 4 PM CST 
Join for a volunteer opportunity with Project Hashra’ah (4th-6th graders): register here:'ah  
To discover additional Special Olympics volunteer opportunities for all ages that day, please contact: Joan Eisenberg Maniere 


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