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Jewish Disability, Awareness and Inclusion: A Culture of Belonging
February 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
February is Jewish Disability, Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a continental initiative highlighted during the month of February—and realized year-round—to raise awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. As part of JCC Association of North America’s ongoing commitment to inclusion efforts throughout the JCC Movement, we are proud to present a series of programs featuring our JCCs of North America and invited guest speakers.
A Culture of Belonging: How the JCC Movement is Leading the Way on Equality and Inclusiveness
Presented in partnership with Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Host: Mark Horowitz, vice president, Program and Talent, JCC Association
Moderator: Todd Rockoff, president and CEO, Tucson JCC, AZ
This program will feature three presentations:
Inclusion Through the Jewish Lenses: Todd Rockoff, president and CEO, Tucson JCC, AZ
JCCs use Jewish lenses to guide our work holistically. We’ll share these important tools and how they inform the ways we support our communities.
Our Bagel Club’s Journey to Israel: Leamore Cohen, inclusion services coordinator JCC of Greater Vancouver, BC and Alisa Polsky, Program Participant
Join us as Sara Sless, assistant director, JCC Association Center for Israel Engagement, interviews Leamore about the experiences of the adults with disabilities she led on a truly unique journey to Israel.
Nothing About Us Without Us at the J—Before, During and Beyond the Pandemic: Livya Mendelsohn, director, accessibility and inclusion artistic director, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto
The Miles Nadal JCC strives to be an all-abilities facility. Learn about the J’s approach to community engagement and barrier-breaking programs, both before and during the pandemic.