Calgary Jewish Federation is proud to celebrate another JDAIM (Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month) with the community this year! This unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide celebrates diversity and fosters acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. 

Should you have questions about any of the following events and programs or if you need accommodations, email our Inclusion Manager, Karina Szulc or call her at 403-444-3158.


Meshane Ha Briot:

Celebrating Differences, Being Inclusive, Making a Better World!


Winning Essays


  • CLICK HERE to read Perspectives on Inclusion by Charlie Shore, Division A winner.


  • CLICK HERE to read A Million Unheard Sounds by Uma Fourman, Division B winner.


CLICK HERE to see a list of all our talented writers!  *Essays posted on this page are in their original format as submitted.*


  • Meshane Ha Briot - Inclusion Essay Contest

    Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is just around the corner. In honour of JDAIM we're calling all students from grades 6 to 9 to participate in our Inclusion Essay Contest! Application deadline is now January 22.

  • We All Belong! Folk Music Concert

    Join musician, storyteller, and songwriter Joanie Calem as we celebrate talent, diversity, and inclusion! FREE concert followed by the 2020 Youth Inclusion Essay Contest Awards Ceremony. Sunday, February 2 at 1pm.

  • Havdalah and Movie Night

    Join Temple B'nai Tikvah and Calgary Jewish Federation for a Havdalah ceremony followed by a screening of 'Praying with Lior'. Saturday, Feb 8, 6:30pm. Temple B'nai Tikvah. Preview film here:
    To register or learn more:

  • Ability Arts 2020

    Join us for a 10-week performing arts workshop facilitated by Julianna Enciu. We will be acting, dancing, and singing! Showcase performance is on May 17; first workshop commences on February 9. See all workshop dates and register.