J.D.A.I.M. 2017

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Activities 2017

Intro to ASL Class 
Mondays: February 6, 13, 20, 27
7:30-9:00 p.m., Macks Center for Jewish Education

In just four sessions, learn basic vocabulary and grammar, beginning conversational skills and get an introduction to deaf culture and community. For ages 14 and up. Cost: $40

Register at cjebaltimore.org/aslclass

Read with Karma Dogs

Shy or reluctant readers are welcome to join us in the CJE Library 5708 Park Heights Avenue to read to Karma Dogs from H.E.A.R.T.S. Help Encourage All Readers to Success. Karma dogs are friendly, nonjudgmental and good listeners. Registration suggested www.cjebaltimore.org/karma-dogs

Tuesday, February 7,  5:30-7:30 pm

Snowflakes for Special Needs
CJE is celebrating JDAIM2017 by encouraging members of the community to display our Snowflakes for Special Needs – recognizing that Every One is Special. Contact rturniansky@cjebaltimore.org to sign up for a free car stencil event for your group of 10 or more.

Stenciling Events:

 Weinberg Park Heights JCC
February 12  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
February 26  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For more information or in case of inclement weather email rturniansky@cjebaltimore.org

 ASL Meetup
A chance for ASL users to schmooze with friends, practice Sign Language and play some fun, Jewish learning games.

Monday, February 13, 6:00 pm
Eden Café – Weinberg Park Heights JCC

JDAIM Reads for Kids Storytime
Storytime and activities featuring the JDAIM Reads for Kids book, Estie the Mensch written by Jane Kohuth; illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

JTown Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
Wednesday, Febuary 8, 10:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 p.m. 

 PJ Pop Up Special Edition
For kids of ALL abilities
February 21st 10:30am-12pm
Jump Zone in Owings Mills
Register at www.cjebaltimore.org/PJSpecialEdition2

Movie Night
No Ordinary Hero: The Super Deafy Movie

A beautiful and inspiring family drama about diversity and inclusion. When a Deaf actor who plays a superhero on television looks beyond his cape to influence a Deaf boy to redefine what “being normal” means, he also finds inspiration to transform himself.
Tuesday, February 28th 7:00 pm
Weinberg Park Heights JCC Community Room

Registration suggested www.cjebaltimore.org/superdeafy

How to Communicate with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 
Workshops available on-site for any Jewish agency, school or synagogue

Communication is the key to building relationships and let’s face it; good business is all about relationships. Learn how to include people who communicate differently and much more. 
Learn more by contacting Yael Zelinger at 410-735-5023 or yzelinger@cjebaltimore.org.

B’More Inclusive Awareness and Sensitivity Workshops 

Educational activities available for small or large groups to learn to foster inclusion and acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Training for teachers on how to weave inclusion and awareness concepts throughout the school year is also available.
Learn more by contacting Yael Zelinger at 410-735-5023 or yzelinger@cjebaltimore.org.

If you or your child need any accommodations to attend these programs, please email Rachel Turniansky at rturniansky@cjebaltimore.org

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. www.associated.org