J.D.A.I.M. 2020

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Activities

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Activities 2020

*Denotes CJE Program

SHEMESH Chefs: A Specially Prepared Friday Night Dinner
Place orders now through Monday, February 3 and pick up orders
Thursday, February 6.
SHEMESH Board members will assist a local chef in preparing a SHABBAT meal for sale, at $36. Proceeds will cover a SHEMESH program for parents in the Baltimore community.
Place your order by texting or calling 410-925-8677 or online at
associated.org/shemesh

*Intro to ASL Class-CLASS FULL!
Mondays: February 3, 10, 17 and 24; 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/asl2020
Contact Rachel Turniansky for more information: 410-735-5022 or rturniansky@cjeb.org

Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
Tuesday, February 4; 9:00 a.m.
Jewish Federations of North America will host the 10th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day, sponsored in part by Federations, including The Associated. A delegation of lay and professional leaders from Baltimore will learn about priority issues and policies affecting people with disabilities and their families and meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill.
To be placed on a wait list please visit:
https://forms.gle/B3EgQCimvbRwKHhN6

*Read with Karma Dogs
Tuesday, February 4; 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
Contact Jessica Fink for more information: jessicafink@cjebaltimore.org

CHADD Meeting: Partnering with Your Child’s Teacher
Facilitated by Brenna Blount
Wednesday, February 5; 8:00 - 9:15 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Ms. Blount, a special educator, will help parents of children with ADD/ADHD develop a clear plan to approach the teachers involved with their students, to learn what to request, what issues to highlight and what information
to share.
Contact Faye Friedman for more information at 410-843-7524 or ffriedman@shemeshbaltimore.org.

Mobility Travel Training to and from Work
Thursday, February 6; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Workshop for parents and caregivers of individuals with varying abilities. This is part of JCS Employment and Support Services “Planning for Today and Building for Tomorrow” series.
For more information or to register for a session, contact 410-843-7353 or cwhite@jcsbaltimore.org.

*Kol Echad Inclusive Shabbat Service
Friday, February 7; Oneg 5:30 p.m., Service 6:00 p.m.
Beth El Congregation
8101 Park Heights Avenue
Interactive, sensory-friendly Shabbat service for children of ALL abilities.
For more information visit kolechadbaltimore.org.

*JDAIM at J Town
Friday, February 7
J Town at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Avenue
Join the fun at J Town for special JDAIM Tot Shabbat.
Contact Julie Wohl for more information: jwohl@cjeb.org
or 410-735-5027

*ASL Meetup
Tuesday, February 11; 6:00 p.m.
Dan’s Cafe – Weinberg Park Heights JCC
A chance for ASL users to schmooze with friends, practice Sign Language and play some fun, Jewish learning games.
Learn more by contacting Yael Zelinger at 410-735-5023 or
yzelinger@cjebaltimore.org.

Estate Planning to Ensure a Loved One’s Future Care
Thursday, February 13; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Workshop for parents and caregivers of individuals with varying abilities. This is part of JCS Employment and Support Services “Planning for Today and Building for Tomorrow” series.
For more information or to register for a session, contact 410-843-7353 or cwhite@jcsbaltimore.org.

*Play and Q&A: Communication Frustration
Wednesday, February 19; 10 a.m.
J Town at Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Parents of young children are invited to an informal discussion about communication concerns with CJE Director of Disability and Inclusion Services, Rachel Turniansky, and CJE MDSNAP (Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Project) Coordinator, Martha Goodman.
Program is free. Registration is requested.
RSVP to jwohl@cjebaltimore.org

Handling Social Security Overpayments
Thursday, February 20; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Workshop for parents and caregivers of individuals with varying abilities. This is part of JCS Employment and Support Services “Planning for Today and Building for Tomorrow” series.
For more information or to register for a session, contact 410-843-7353 or cwhite@jcsbaltimore.org.

*JDAIM Movie Night - The Mighty
Monday, February 24; 6:00 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC Community Room
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month with a movie that shows how two unlikely friends can overcome what life throws at them. Movie is rated PG-13 and does contain some strong themes and language.
Register online: cjebaltimore.org/jdaim-mighty
Contact Rachel Turniansky for more information: 410-735-5022 or rturniansky@cjeb.org

SHEMESH Parenting Lecture: TEN Tips for Nurturing Happier, Healthier, Better-Behaved Children, with Dr. Pat Friman
Wednesday, February 26; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Beth Tfiloh Community School
Dr. Friman is a clinical psychologist and internationally known parenting and behavioral expert who will guide parents to help their children fulfill their potential and deal with life’s challenges.
Register today! shemeshparentlecture.eventbrite.com

Identifying Career Strengths-Employment Discovery and Customization
Thursday, February 27; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Workshop for parents and caregivers of individuals with varying abilities. This is part of JCS Employment and Support Services “Planning for Today and Building for Tomorrow” series.
For more information or to register for a session, contact 410-843-7353 or cwhite@jcsbaltimore.org.

*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.


The Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance (BJAA) is the Baltimore Jewish community’s network that links individuals with disabilities, and their families, to resources, services, support groups, workshops and clinics and recreational programs. BJAA members include: The Associated, CHAI, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Jewish Community Services, The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education, Lifebridge (VSP) and Shemesh.

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