Pritzker Pucker Foundation Keshet Inspire Center
Helping you include Campers, Students, and Workers into their community.
In partnership with the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Keshet expanded its work to support organizations dedicated to working with individuals with disabilities.
JDAIM February 2017
Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations and communities worldwide to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action to each one of us. Established in 2009, by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, JDAIM is observed each February.
The mission of JDAIM is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be included and to participate in all aspects of Jewish life like anyone else.
How you can participate in JDAIM:
- Raise awareness of how people with disabilities have been regarded by Jewish and secular society and how that impacts our actions in our own lives.
- Reinforce the importance of choosing one's own Jewish journey.
- Encourage Jews around the world to become genuinely empathetic and welcoming toward people with disabilities.
- Urge Jews to welcome people with disabilities into their communities and personal lives.
- Include people with disabilities in ALL aspects of communal life.
- Advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
- Support people with disabilties to make their own decisions about how they want to belong to their Jewish community.
Join us for a discussion on "Building a Stronger Synagogue Through Inclusion"
Sunday, February 19 at 9:45 -10:45 a.m.
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
For more information, download the flyer in our Documents section on the right side of this webpage or call (847) 940-7575
About Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center
Since 2015, the Pritzker Pucker Foundation Keshet Inspire Center has partnered to directly provide disability awareness to peers and staff training to over 30 organizations serving more than 15,000 children and adults across the continent and around the globe. A sample of these organizations includes the Independent Jewish Camping Association, Camp Leaders, and The American Academy of Pediatrics.
Within the Chicago area, the Inspire Center supported the inclusion of children with disabilities into their local synagogues, schools and camps by staffing several large synagogues, consulting with camp staff and providing disability awareness to over 1,000 children.
The Inspire Center can assist your organization through consultation, training, and disability awareness. Please contact the Center’s Director, Dr. Jennifer Gendel at Jen@keshet.org and view our speaker list. Click on “Staff Bios” button.