Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month Activities from CJE
February 2022

Read with Karma Dogs
Shy or reluctant readers are welcome to join us on Zoom from the CJE Library to read to Karma Dogs from H.E.A.R.T.S. Help Encourage All Readers to Success. Karma dogs are friendly, non-judgmental, and good listeners. No cost. Registration required. Contact Jessica Fink for information jessicafink@cjebaltimore.org
Tuesday, February 1, 4:30-5:30 pm on Zoom

JDAIM Tot Shabbat
Join the fun at for special JDAIM Tot Shabbat featuring special friends and stories with an inclusive message. Location TBD email JWohl@cjebaltimore.org
Fridays; February 4, 11, 18, 25

Intro to ASL Class
In just four sessions, learn basic vocabulary and grammar, beginning conversational skills, and get an introduction to deaf culture and community. For ages 14 and up. Cost: $40
Register online: https://bit.ly/intro-asl-2022
Mondays; February 7, 14, 21, 28; 7:30-9:00 pm on Zoom

Kol Echad Inclusive Shabbat Service
Interactive, sensory-friendly Shabbat service for children of ALL abilities. Geared for children age 5-10. No cost. RSVP required. Email BaltimoreKolEchad@gmail.com
Friday, February 11

Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance Presents: A Conversation with American Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann
Judy Heumann is a civil rights icon who was integral in advocating for the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her memoir, Being Heumann and her tweens/teens book Rolling Warrior tell her story of fighting for acceptance and inclusion for all people. Registration required.
Tuesday, February 22, 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom

Specialized Solutions: Selective Mutism 101: Symptoms and Solutions
Specialized Solutions is a monthly informational session for parents and professionals on a variety of topics related to special education and disabilities. Dr. Alison Miller will speak about selective mutism, a severe anxiety disorder that causes an inability to speak in certain social situations. Dr. Miller will provide an overview of the signs and symptoms as well as common treatment. Registration required.
Wednesday, February 23, 8:00 pm on Zoom

How to Communicate with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Workshops are available on-site for any Jewish agency, school, or synagogue. Communication is the key to building relationships and let’s face it; good business is all about relationships. Learn how to include people who communicate differently and much more. Learn more by contacting Yael Zelinger at 410-735-5023 or yzelinger@cjebaltimore.org

B’More Inclusive Awareness and Sensitivity Workshops
Educational activities are available for small or large groups to learn to foster inclusion and acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Training for teachers on how to weave inclusion and awareness concepts throughout the school year is also available. Learn more by contacting Yael Zelinger at 410-735-5023 or yzelinger@cjebaltimore.org

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