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Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)

jdaim2018 webiconFebruary 1 - 28

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! Experience Lectures, Arts & Culture, Music, Children’s programming across the city. 

Since 2009, North American Jewish Communities have been celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness Month in February. Now known as Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), it is an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to removing barriers, celebrating diversity and connecting with our Jewish values. Making Jewish Life accessible for all is one of most important community responsibilities, and one of the greatest community opportunities to benefit from what everyone has to contribute.

Our MNjcc JDAIM 2018 events include:

February 1 - 26 Photo Exhibit:  Spina Bifida Front to Back

February 5 7:30 - 9:00 pm Disability And Financial Planning: Navigating the System (pdfEvent Flyer)

February 5 - March 5 6:00 - 8:00 pm Let's Talk About Sex & Relationships

February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6 4:00-8:00 Winter Supper Club
Cook, meet new people and gain valuable customer service experience. Make and share dinner each week and prepare healthy snacks to sell in the Fitness Centre. Keep the proceeds from your sale! 
Designed for young adults with developmental disabilities and ASD and open to all.

February 11, 2:00-4:00 Design An Accessible City

What makes a city work? What makes a city accessible?
Participants will learn about form and function by exploring Canadian and International structures and designers. Participants will be challenged to work cooperatively through the design process to create their own accessible city.

February 23, 6:00 - 8:30 pm No Shush (Child/Family-friendly) Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner

February 25, 4:00 and 7:30 pm - Screenings of Dolphin Boy

February 26 - April 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm The Storytelling Project

March 4, 2:00-4:00 Intro to Design
What is Design? What is Universal Design?
This session will introduce participants to the world of design by using an everyday item, the chair. Participants will explore designs from around the world and discuss form and function while exploring design concerns including materials, ergonomics, accessibility and scale. Participants will learn to think like designers themselves as they work.

 The JDAIM Guide outlines ideas and examples of JDAIM programming, including JDAIM Reads 2016 book selections for children and adults.

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