Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month 2021

During the month of February, JFCS and Jewish communities around the world observe Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The mission of JDAIM is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in[...]

Silver linings in 2020—really? Really!

By Stacey Spencer • Jewish Inclusion Program Manager As 2020 turned the corner and rolled into 2021, I started thinking about some positives that have occurred because and in spite of the pandemic. First, I have learned to not only accept the dark, cold Minnesota winters – I actually no[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month 2020

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action for all of u[...]

From Hollywood to JFCS, October is National Disabilities Employment Month

JFCS is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace By Stacey Spencer • Inclusion Program Manager The United States Congress declared National Disability Employment Awareness Month in 1988 to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all [...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action for all of u[...]

Caring Connections brings the party to the party!

By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Inclusion Program Manager   Caring Connections is a JFCS program that provides valuable opportunities for people of all abilities to participate fully in Jewish life. It leads the Twin Cities Jewish community in becoming a more inclusive and welcoming space wher[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to use common programs to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities, their families and those who love them. Established at JFCS in 2009, JDAIM is observed during Februar[...]