Inclusion Committee Mission: Temple Jeremiah is committed to being accessible and inclusive for all of its members and for the community within a Jewish context. The purpose of our committee is to help create a welcoming environment within our temple and to advocate for those of all ages with special needs by providing worship, educational, and social experiences.
The special programs are designed to be interactive, multi-sensory experiences that can be enjoyed by those of different ages and abilities. All family members and their friends and supporters are welcome to attend these programs.
Previous programs have included worship services and holiday celebrations for Rosh HaShanah, Chanukah, Purim, Passover, and Shabbat – and we look forward to expanding our offerings in the future.
Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! Read more about JDAIM in the January 2018 Covenant (page 7).
On Friday, February 8, 2019, everyone had a wonderful and meaningful time celebrating The Scott B. Crane Abilities Awareness Shabbat. We were joined by the Selah Choir, conducted by Cantors Amy Zussman and Steven Stoehr, and the Temple Jeremiah Adult Choir. It was a truly meaningful evening. Thank you to the Inclusion Committee for organizing this event!
Please enjoy some photos from the 2018 choir’s rehearsal and the beginning of the Shabbat service. See photos of the evening here.
Purim Carnival for Individuals with Special Needs
Temple Jeremiah: An Inclusive Community
Temple Jeremiah’s 2015 Chanukah Celebration for Families with Special Needs
Video presented at the 2016 Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016: