Jewish Disabilities Awareness Acceptance, and Inclusion Month is observed every February throughout the Jewish community. This year, JDAIM at PAS will focus on both visible and invisible disabilities. We invite you to participate in events that address these challenges.
JDAIM 2021 Events
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Ben Spratt from Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Fri / Feb 5 / 6:15 pm
Take a break from the work week and recharge your spirit as we warmly welcome Shabbat together.
Difference. Awareness. Acceptance. Understanding.
Wed / Feb 10 / 12:00 pm
Rabbi Savenor and Beth Steinberg
Each one of us stands somewhere along that spectrum of understanding as we realize our intentions – communal and personal – about inclusion and social equality for people of all abilities.
Breaking the Shanda: A Jewish Response to Addiction and Recovery
Mon / Mar 8 / 7:00 pm
Rabbi Igael "Iggy" Gurin-Malous
As a kehillah kedoshah (a holy community), PAS strives to create a sense of belonging for all its members. How can we support those in our community who are overcoming mental health disorders and addictions of all kinds?
We’re Heumann After All
Advocacy for Accessibility
A DISCOURSE ON DISABILITY RIGHTS
Tue / Feb 23 / 7:30 pm
Zoom. Register for Link.
A new wave of disability rights activism is spreading across the country. In this timely, uplifting discussion hear about the work to be done in this space and how we can achieve progress together. Intertwined with this dialogue, we will have a Q & A of Judy Heumann’s memoir, Being Heumann, and hear about her role in the film, Crip Camp.
Judy Heumann is an internationally recognized disability rights activist. Some of her accolades include being the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights to former President Barack Obama and helping craft the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
We encourage you to watch the documentary Crip Camp prior to the event. The film is available on Netflix.*
You can purchase her book, Being Heumann, through bookshop.org.*
*PAS is not affiliated with Netflix or Bookshop.org.
Youth JDAIM Initiatives
Congregational School (K-6)
Sat, Mon, Tue / Feb 6, 8, 9
During this week, Congregational School will feature programing by MyFace, an organization dedicated to individuals with craniofacial conditions.
Penn Family Early Childhood Center
Mon–Fri / Feb 8–12
A week of classroom learning, readings, and activities, that highlight the integral role of kindness and respecting others in the Penn Early Childhood Center curriculum.
Let's Pray Together
Shireinu Shabbat Service
Sat / Feb 6 / 11:00 AM
Welcome the warmth of Shabbat into your home with an accessible, inclusive, sensory-friendly virtual service, including preparation materials and ASL interpretation. This program is presented in partnership with Congregation Rodeph Sholom and the Shireinu network for families with special needs.
We are interested in discussing with you any accommodations you may need to make your visit and involvement at PAS more comfortable. For questions or assistance, you may contact Rabbi Zuckerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 369-2600 x124.