February is North American Inclusion Month
Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities is dedicated to the inclusion of all Jews with disabilities in every aspect of Jewish life. Close to 1 million Jews have to overcome barriers in order to be included in Jewish life. Yachad wants to partner with you to help provide opportunities to include all Jews and offer them and their families a meaningful place in the community.
What is the Mission of NAIM?
The goal of NAIM is to develop sensitivity and knowledge of what it means to live with disabilities, and to educate communities on how they can do their part to make sure all Jews are properly included in all facets of Jewish life. Together we can build inclusive communities for all Jews, regardless of their challenges or special needs.
How Can I Get Involved in NAIM?
There are so many way to create an inclusive Jewish Community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Yachad at 212-613-8376 to learn about the many opportunities your community can choose from in order to take part in NAIM.Whether you are an individual, synagogue, school, or community center- there are many ways you can make a difference, big or small.
February 2: Torah & Dinner – NAIM Style, Baltimore Yachad
February 3, 10, 17 & 24: Ruth Ulevitch Inclusive Arts Program, New Jersey Yachad
February 3: Israeli Stage Play: Never Ever Ever, New England Yachad
February 6: Senior Shabbaton with Kushner Hebrew Academy, New York Yachad
February 6: Rayim Shabbaton in Riverdale, New York Yachad
February 6: Junior Shabbaton with Yavneh Academy, New York Yachad
February 8: Truckin’ For JARC, Florida Yachad
February 9: Israeli Stage Play: Never Ever Ever, New England Yachad
February 10 & 24: 2nd Session Tuesday Dance Program, Toronto Yachad
February 19: Special Film Screening & Panel Discussion, Florida Yachad
February 20: Rayim Shabbaton in Teaneck, New York Yachad
February 21: Shabbaton in Rananah, Israel Yachad
February 22: Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes, Denver Yachad
February 23: I’m Ready & A Pure Prayer, New England Yachad
February 25: Reelabilities, Two Short Films, New England Yachad
February 27: Junior Shabbaton with Yeshivat Noam, New York Yachad
February 27: Senior Shabbaton with the Staten Island Community, New York Yachad
February 27: Hamilton Shabbaton, Toronto Yachad
February 28: NAIM Cookoff at the OU Israel Center, Israel Yachad
March 1: Cooking B’Yachad Across North America and Israel, All Yachad National Chapters
March 1: NAIM Chicago Cook Off, Chicago Yachad
March 1: Challah Bake, Cleveland Yachad
March 13-15: Shabbat B’Yachad in Richmond, National
Purim Power Point
Yachad/NJCD presents Megillat Esther an innovative inclusive Megillah experience complete with fun and enjoyable graphics, this presentation supplements the Megillah reading and will engage ALL members of your congregation in your inclusive Purim celebration.
“Walk in Some Else’s Shoes: Building Awareness & Sensitivity toward your Peers” is a hands-on workshop to help understand individuals and their learning challenges. Workshops can be adapted for all age groups, teachers, camps and youth groups.
Yachad has started the #BeHuman campaign for people to share their own “DIFFabilties”, a different ability or something that they struggle with. View all of the videos here!