February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion month (JDAIM) and Temple Micah is joining congregations around the country for an important conversation among Jewish community leaders who are advocates for those with disabilities.
Overcoming Our Blind Spots with Charlie Kramer
Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 pm
Join legally blind Jewish musician, Charlie Kramer for a one hour gathering and conversation on our perceived limits and how we can overcome them. Charlie will share his story, answer questions and teach songs and meditations that have guided his path to healing. Learn more.
What Makes Me Tic: Comedy, Disability & Inclusion with comedian Pam Schuller
Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of comedy, storytelling, and advocacy with the engaging and internationally known performer Pamela Schuller. As a teen, Pam was diagnosed with the worst-case of Tourette Syndrome in the country, and now she has joined her passion for disability advocacy with stand-up comedy. Learn more.
Check your email or contact the Micah office for registration links.
Powered by the Jewish Federations of North America and co-chaired by Temple Micah member Aaron Kaufman, Jewish Disability Advocacy Month is the policy arm of JDAIM. Hear from thought leaders and experts about the current state of disability rights, and what can be done to put the needs of people with disabilities squarely on the policy agenda of the Biden administration and the 117th Congress. Programming includes a kickoff with world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman (Feb 3), perspectives on youth inclusion from the front lines of Jewish camps and day schools (Feb 10), and an outline of the JDAM 2021 disability rights policy agenda (Feb 22), among many others.
Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto has also put together a handful of art and literature programs for JDAIM. We would like to highlight JDAIM Art & Text Workshop Series with Sharoni Sibony (Feb 7, 21, 218) and #OwnVoices: Children’s Books by Autistic Authors (Feb 23) but check out their website for the full list of interesting options.