Disability and Inclusion

Embracing the vibrancy of Jewish life for every background and ability.

Accessibility and Inclusion

We are dedicated to enriching the connection to Jewish life for individuals of all abilities and backgrounds.

From supporting those with disabilities or hearing loss  to embracing LGBTQ+ members and celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Jews of Color, we’re passionate about cultivating an inclusive and diverse Jewish community where everyone’s journey is celebrated.


Special Needs Advocacy

From assistance with IEPs and 504 plans to community resources and engaging programming, we offer a range of free advocacy services to help local Jewish families navigate the complex special education system and lay the foundation for a full life. Through our support, we empower families to advocate for their children with delays or disabilities and ensure they receive the necessary assistance for thriving both in school and life.

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Advocating for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inclusion

We’re proud to support Jewish individuals who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing, actively promoting their access to educational and engaging Jewish experiences.

We strive to cultivate a greater understanding within the community regarding the unique needs of Jewish people who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Once a month, signers connect, schmooze, and explore Jewish themes, led by local Deaf and hard of hearing community members.

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An accessible Shabbat experience for Jews with dual hearing and vision loss, fostering connections with Judaism and fellow participants in a meaningful and empowering way

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From captioning services to funding ASL interpreters, we offer a variety of resources to help individuals fully engage in enriching Jewish opportunities.

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Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Every February, celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a month filled with embracing diversity, fostering understanding, and strengthening our sense of togetherness.

We’re proud to offer a variety of educational opportunities and experiences:

  • Intro to American Sign Language Course
  • JDAIM Tot Shabbat
  • JDAIM Mitzvah Mutts

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Let us help your family thrive


Rachel Turniansky

Connect with Rachel to explore ways to link you’re your family with Jewish resources that are just right for you.

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Martha Goodman

Connect with Martha for support on your child’s educational journey

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Connecting for Support: Meet Families Sharing Similar Journeys

Connect with families like yours who understand the unique journey of having children or family members with disabilities or special needs. Our Community Connectors, who have walked similar paths, are here to offer guidance, share experiences, and provide valuable support. Meet our Connectors with Families Impacted by Disabilities and discover a network that truly understands and embraces your challenges and triumphs.


Rob Goldstein

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