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, contact Karina Szulc, Inclusion Manager at 403-473-8073 or email.

Building an inclusive community is a priority. Contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

Belonging - שיכות - Shayachut Inclusion Video Contest

Everyone between the ages of 13 to 25 years old, is invited to show us their creative talents and understanding of inclusion for a chance to win prizes up to $600. All video submissions must be received by Monday, February 15. Click here for more information.

Havdalah B'Yachad

Saturday, February 6  |  6:45pm  |  Zoom

A great opportunity to start the week celebrating inclusion, diversity, and community! In partnership with Temple B'nai TikvahRegister for this free event.


Sponsored by: Lenny and Faigel Shapiro, B'nai Brith Calgary Lodge 816, The Azrieli Foundation

Dancer Jules - A TikTok Jewel

Sunday, February 21  |  1:30pm  |  Zoom

Enjoy a FREE dance workout with TikTok personality, Julia Slater (@dancerjules) followed by a Q&A moderated by Julianna Enciu. Register for Zoom link.


Sponsored by: PJ Library®, Calgary JCC, Make Me Famous, and Connect Up with Downs

Shalva - A Butterfly Beyond Borders 

Sunday, February 28  |  11:00am  |  Zoom

Join us for a story of successful Inclusion and Tikkun Olam, directly from Jerusalem! Keynote speakers include: Kalman Samuels (founder of Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities), Sara Samuels (guitarist in the Shalva Band and volunteer at Shalva National Center), and Marilyn Samuels (Professor emeritus at University of Calgary). Q&A moderated by Jason Markusoff. Register to receive the Zoom link.


Sponsored by: The Azrieli Foundation, B'nai Brith Calgary Lodge 816