Baltimore, MD - Feb. 1, 2018 - February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month and this year, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is spearheading a number of learning, advocacy and cultural programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.

These events will be offered through The Associated’s programs and agencies, as well as the Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance (BJAA), the Baltimore Jewish community’s network that links individuals with disabilities, and their families, to resources, services, support groups, workshops and clinics and recreational programs. BJAA members include: The Associated, CHAI, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Jewish Community Services, The Macks Center for Jewish Education, Lifebridge (VSP) and SHEMESH.

Join the community for the following events:

Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

February 6, 2018

Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms 2043-2045

Washington DC

9:00 a.m. (Kosher breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.)

To register:

B’More Inclusive Tot Shabbat


Fridays – 2/2; 2/9; 2/16; 2/23

11:00 a.m.

Contact- Rachel Turniansky at CJE

Intro to American Sign Language

Center for Jewish Education Conference Room

Mondays – 2/5; 2/12; 2/19; 2/26

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

Family Resource Lecture

Dr. Ross Greene: Positive Behavior Management at Home

Feb 14, 7:00 -9:00 p.m.

Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center

$10 in advance/$15 at the door


You Eat SHEMESH Gains

February 18-23

Please eat at Tov Pizza and Kosher Bite in support of services for children with Learning Differences.  A percentage of the proceeds will go to support SHEMESH programs.

Maryland ABLE Account Information Sessions, Sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance

Meet with a representative from Maryland ABLE to learn about this important new account for individuals with disabilities. 

February 20, 2018, 7:00 -8:30 p.m., Park Heights JCC

February 27, 7:00 -8:30 p.m., Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC. 

RSVPs strongly encouraged,

Fiction Flicks Movie Screening: Wonder

Sunday, February 25

Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Boardroom

3:00 p.m. 

Contact- Rachel Turniansky at CJE