February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month! (JDAIM)

Community Events for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month 2017:

February 26, 7:00pm: Arthur Fleischmann - Keynote Speaker

At Temple B’nai Tikvah. Free event, but please register here.

 

February 26, 2:00 pm: One Time Book Club

At the Calgary JCC.  Read the book "Carly's Voice - Breaking Through Autism" by Arthur Fleischmann, then meet the author for coffee, book signing and schmoozing. No charge, but please register by emailing Karina. (LIMITED SEATS!)

 

February 15, 6:30pm:  Artability Art Exhibition Opening Night

Exhibit and Artist’s celebration

 

February 13-27: Artability  - an Art Exhibit by Jewish people with a disability  

Co-sponsored by Calgary Jewish Federation and Betzalel Arts

 

Children  and Youth Programs
Feb.1 - 28: The Calgary Jewish Academy - Inclusive Storytelling 

Feb.1 - 28: Akiva Academy  - Inclusive Storytelling 

Feb.1 - 28: Babecare Daycare and JCC Children’s Department - Inclusive Storytelling

Feb.1 - 28: Temple B’nai Tikvah -  Inclusive Storytelling  

Feb.24, 9:45am: PJ Library® Tot Shabbat – Shabbat L’ Kulam - Calgary JCC.


Shabbat Shalem and Inclusion Synagogue programs

Feb.12, 1:00 pm:  Kehilat Shalom and Kesher program Inclusive Tu B’shvat  - Calgary JCC

 

Feb.18, 9:00am:  Beth Tzedec  Shabbat Shalem

 

Feb.25: Chabad  Lubavich Shabbat Shalem

 

Feb.24-25: Temple B'nai Tikvah  Shabbat Shalem: A Shabbat of Wholeness    

  • Feb. 24, 8:00pm: Erev Shabbat Sermon on Disability Awareness & Inclusion, guest speaker Karina Szulc   
  • Feb. 25  “Praying with Lior” -  Movie and discussion at Temple B’nai Tikvah Shabbat school    

                              

Other

Feb.8, 3:00 pm: - Movie “Alive Inside – a Story of Music and Memory”

with post-film discussion to increase awareness of and education about Dementia -  Calgary JCC. RSVP to Karina by email or 403-389-6994. Co-sponsored by Calgary Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service Calgary and the Calgary JCC.

 

Feb.16: Professional Development Day for teachers at Akiva Academy

dedicated to Jewish Inclusion

  • Come hear Arthur Fleischman, father of Carly Fleischman of Toronto, and author of "Carly's Voice - Breaking Through Autism." He will share the story of his family and particularly his daughter Carly, one of the few people with Autism who is able to communicate clearly what it's like to live with Autism. She is a celebrity now, an author, blogger and entertainer, and most importantly an advocate for people with Autism. 

    Please register - no tickets will be issued for this free event, but you must give your name at the door. 

    Sponsored by:

    Calgary Jewish Federation, Inclusion Alberta, Autism Calgary, Temple B'nai Tikvah, Lenny & Faigel Shapiro Family, Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation

    Come hear Arthur Fleischman, father of Carly Fleischman of Toronto, and author of "Carly's Voice - Breaking Through Autism." He will share the story of his family and particularly his daughter Carly, one of the few people with Autism who is able to communicate clearly what it's like to live with Autism. She is a celebrity now, an author, blogger and entertainer, and most importantly an advocate for people with Autism. 

    Please register - no tickets will be issued for this free event, but ...

Inclusion: Connecting Everyone to Jewish Life in Calgary

 

Calgary Jewish Federation is committed to encouraging a welcoming, inclusive Jewish community, where people of all abilities can enjoy the benefits of a warm and caring community.

 

Since 2009, the Task Force on Inclusion of People with Disabilities has held programs to increase awareness in all community institutions of the value of inclusion and ways to be more inclusive.

 

For more information, please contact Federation's Inclusion and Shalom Calgary coordinator, Karina Szulc at 403-389-6994 or karinas@jewishcalgary.org.

"Communities that include everyone become stronger and everyone wins."- Jane Imbody 

 

Kesher Klub

Kesher Klub is an inclusive social and recreational program for Jewish adults with disabilities, which meets twice a month for Jewish-themed activities.

 

For more information please contact Karina Szulc at 403-389-6994 or karinas@jewishcalgary.org