J.D.A.I.M. 2019

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Activities 2019

Intro to ASL Class 

Mondays; February 4,11,18 & 25

7:30-9:00 pm
Macks Center for Jewish Education
5708 Park Heights Ave.

Learn basic American Sign Language 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 1,8,15 & 22

J Town, located inside the Weinberg Park Heights JCC
No cost to attend.


Read with Karma Dogs

Tuesday, February 5

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. For information, contact Rachel Turniansky rturniansky@cjebaltimore.org


Harmony at Home: Promoting Better Behavior and Self Control
Tuesday, February 5
7:30-9:00 pm
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Featuring Dr. Russell Barkley, the foremost authority on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He is a leading speaker, author and thinker on the topic of emotionally healthy families. Dr. Barkley offers practical, realistic guidance to thousands in over 23 best-selling books and 700-plus lectures.

$15 advanced registration; $20 at the door

If you need any accommodations to participate please email rsvp@shemeshbaltimore.org


Special Education Conference for Teachers
Wednesday, February 6
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Russel Barkley – Keynote Speaker
Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore
$150 per educator (discounts for groups; partial day options available.
Contact Batya Jacobs – batyaj@ou.org
Register: Yachad.org/BaltimoreConference
Kol Echad Inclusive Shabbat
Saturday, February 9

Chizuk Amuno Congregation
8100 Stevenson Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Interactive, sensory-friendly Shabbat featuring music and movement. All abilities welcome. Registration preferred. baltimorekolechad@gmail.com

J.D.A.I.M. Movie Night
Tuesday, February 12
Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Community Room

Screening of Anita, the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy life in Buenos Aires with her mother (Norma Aleandro). Everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history). Film is in Spanish with English subtitles. This film is unrated, but contains strong language. No cost to attend but registration is required.
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Your Associated at Work: How We Support People with Disabilities
Tuesday, February 19

Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Community Room
No charge to attend

Join The Associated and the Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance to learn about resources available to community members with disabilities through a panel moderated by Disabilities Co-chairs,Janet Livingston and Dara Schnee.  Discover services available in the areas of social, educational, recreational and housing services and workforce development through CHAI, The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education, CHAI, Jewish Community Services, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore and SHEMESH.
Learn more: Contact Mary Haar (mhaar@associated.org or 410-369-9311) by February 12.
Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
Tuesday, February 26
9:00 a.m.
(Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms 2043-2045
Washington, DC

The 8th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, led by The Jewish
Federations of North America and the Religious Action Center of
Reform Judaism, will bring Jewish voices from across the country
together in Washington, DC to learn, advocate and strategize with key policymakers.
Register: https://form.jotform.com/82414936890162
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.


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