Calgary Jewish Federation is proud to celebrate another JDAIM (Jewish Disability 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.

Your Brain on Food: Cultivating Wellness and a Peaceful Home

Sunday, February 4
3:30 - 5:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us on a transformative journey to promote well-being and cultivate a peaceful home, one bite at a time. Renowned author and scientist Bonnie Kaplan will share practical tools for preventing and improving moodiness, stress, behaviour, meltdowns, and more—all through the transformative power of nutrition. Don’t miss this paradigm-shifting event! Healthy snacks and childcare provided. Admission is free but registration is required.


In partnership with PJ Library®.

Normal Schmormal: Inspirational Stand-Up Comedy

Sunday, February 25
3:00 - 5:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for an inspirational stand-up comedy event with Ashley Blaker! He will share the challenges and joys of parenting children with additional needs, and inspire us all and make us all feel “Normal Shmormal”. Childcare provided, plus fun activities for the kids – Lego, art, and more! This is a family-friendly experience you won’t want to miss! Admission is free but registration is required.

Inclusion Information Fair

Sunday, February 25
1:00 - 3:00pm and 5:30 - 6:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

In conjunction with JDAIM, join us for a collective of Inclusion champion agencies before and after our Normal Schmormal event. This resource fair and networking session will feature vendors from various service groups and non-profit organizations who make Calgary a welcoming place for all. For additional information email Inclusion Manager Karina Szulc or call her at 403-444-3158.

PJ Library® Tot Shabbat

Friday, February 16
10:00am  |  Paperny Family JCC

Join us as we celebrate JDAIM and the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs and brachot (blessings) with infants to preschoolers, their parents, and grandparents. This is a free, interactive half-hour of Shabbat fun!


In partnership with PJ Library.

Welcome Shabbat

Friday, February 24
10:30am  |  Paperny Family JCC

Everyone is welcome to join us for this Inclusion edition and celebrate Shabbat with songs, candle lighting, kiddush, and hamotzi!


In partnership with Paperny Family JCC.