J.D.A.I.M. 2018

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Activities 2018

Intro to ASL Class 
Mondays; February 5, 12, 19, 26
7:30-9:00 pm
Macks Center for Jewish Education
5708 Park Heights Ave.

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

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B’More Inclusive Tot Shabbat
Fridays; February 2, 9, 16 & 23
J Town, located inside the Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave.

Read with Karma Dogs
Tuesday, February 6
5:30-7:30 pm
Macks Center for Jewish Education Library
5708 Park Heights Ave.

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

What Kids and the Rest of Us Need Now: Positive Behavior Management at Home
Family Resource Lecture by Dr. Ross Greene

Wednesday, February 14
Park Heights JCC, Community Room
5700 Park Heights Ave.
$10 in advance/$15 at the door

Come learn about effective behavior management in the home. This program is geared to parents of children 0-15

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Bright Ideas: Transforming Your School to Welcome ALL Learners
Special Education Conference for Teachers
Thursday, February 15
8:00am – 4:00pm
Talmudical Academy Campus
4445 Old Court Rd.

$150 per educator (discounts for groups; partial day options available. Contact Batya Jacobs – batyaj@ou.org)

Our Keynote presenter, Dr. Ross Greene, will be speaking about Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges. He will be speaking throughout the day as will other presenters on topics that include: behavior management, reading and writing, teaching limudei kodesh to struggling students, and a special concentration in early childhood.

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Movie Night
Tuesday, February 20
Park Heights JCC Auditorium
5700 Park Heights Ave.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

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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