As part of Federation CJA’s Inclusion initiative, we are proud to join other North American Jewish communities in celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Throughout the month of February, Federation CJA will be participating and collaborating with local community organizations on a series of events that raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people living with disabilities and those who love them. Our goal is to engage the broader community in working towards improving access to Jewish life by removing barriers, appreciating the diversity of our community and connecting to our Jewish values.

JDAIM 2020 Montreal Community Calendar
  • February 1 - Talk with Program Director of Camp HASC, a unique New York summer program for children and adults with special needs. (more)
  • February 2 - An opportunity for young children to enjoy exciting activities with peers who have special needs (more)
  • February 2, 1 pm - Free Museum admission and Holocaust survivor testimony translated into ASL. (more)
  • February 2, 2:30 pm - Free Museum admission and Holocaust survivor testimony translated into LSQ. (more)
  • February 2 - Inclusive storytime program for young families from the hearing and D/deaf/hard of hearing community. Presented by PJ Library, Jewish Public Library and Yaldei. (more)
  • February 4 - Maison Shalom welcomes the Federation CJA Shinshinim for a special Tu B’Shevat program. (CLOSED EVENT) (more)
  • February 4 - Talk with Noam Gershony, speaker and 2012 wheelchair tennis Paralympian gold winner.  (more)
  • February 5 - Talk with Noam Gershony, speaker and 2012 wheelchair tennis Paralympian gold winner. Presented by Federation CJA and Jewish National Fund University (JNFU). (more)
  • February 8 - Inclusion Shabbat morning service with the participation of individuals with disabilities. Presented by Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Shira Choir. (more)
  • February 8 - Havdallah, choir, Included Documentary Panel discussion with Sam Benamron, dessert. Presented by Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Shira Choir, Physio Verdun. (more)
  • February 9 - An opportunity for young children to enjoy exciting activities with peers who have special needs. (more)
  • February 10 - A workshop about the IEP document for professionals and parents, led by the co-founder of the Banav Achievement Center. (more)
  • February 12 - A workshop about the IEP document for professionals and parents, led by the co-founder of the Banav Achievement Center. (more)
  • February 12 - Explore what Inclusion means to you through discussion and creative activities. (more)
  • February 12 - One night, two inspiring movies to choose from including The Samuel Project and, in celebration of JDAIM, Hors Normes. $36 / general admission; $18 / students & seniors (more)
  • February 12 - During this Wine Wednesday, we will be discussing/raising money for accessible spaces. (more)
  • February 13 - Workshop for community leaders and professionals facilitated by Shelly Christensen. (more)
  • February 13 - An evening for parents in the community to meet each other and hear from Shelly Christensen. Presented by Federation CJA, Ometz, YM-YWHA. (more)
  • February 14 - Flower bouquets arranged by the students of Summit School’s job-training program in the Federation CJA lobby. (more)
  • February 15 - Practical guidance on creating inclusive shul communities. (more)
  • February 15 - How can you make a difference? Come talk about how we can work together to co-create meaningful lives for others. Presented by Adath Israel, A -Link Foundation, Congregation TBDJ. (more)
  • February 17 - Two 30-minute sessions describing the benefits of animal therapy, with Khalizoo Animal Therapy.(CLOSED EVENT) (more)
  • February 20 - An honest conversation about living with disabilities. Presented by Federation CJA and Summit School. (more)
  • February 21 - “Caregiving: Taking a Glass-Half-Full Approach” with guest speaker, Janice Greenberg. (more)
  • February 22- Symposium on the topic of caregiving including a variety of workshops and information on resources and services. (more)
  • February 23 - An opportunity for young children to enjoy exciting activities with peers who have special needs. (more)
  • February 25 - Workshop for high school students with Friendship Circle of Montreal.(CLOSED EVENT) (more)
  • February 27 - Exhibition of community programs and accessories for adults 50+ living with disabilities. (more)
  • February 27 - Come and lend your voice in this unique event to embrace and celebrate diversity in our community with The Glee Club. (more)
  • February 28 - Bialik students will learn about Summit School. (CLOSED EVENT) (more)
  • February 28 - Shop and schmooze with JEM Workshop, a packaging company that employs individuals with special needs. Special pop-up store in the Federation CJA lobby. (more)
  • February 29 - Accessible ASL-interpreted theatre performance for the D/deaf and hard of hearing community. (more)
  • For more information on how to access services in the community, please consult the community resources section  or contact us at [email protected] / 514.734.1352

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