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February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. JFNA is proud to join the Consortium of Jewish Special Educators in recognizing and increasing the awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of people with disabilities in our Jewish communities throughout North America.

We are asking each federation to join us in observing Jewish Disability Awareness Month.

Join us on Capitol Hill for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on February 25, 2015, and tell your elected officials about the importance of SSDI and transportation for people with disabilities. 

JFNA has created a Resource Guide for Jewish Disability Awareness Month to facilitate program ideas, as well as professional contacts to assist your community in planning activities during the month of February and throughout the entire year.

This page was created and will be updated by JFNA’s Domestic Policy and Government Affairs Council Disability Committee, which is composed of lay and professional leaders from across the continental federation movement. The committee provides guidance and direction on policy/advocacy issues related to physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities, as well as identifies and shares models of service, programmatic ideas, and best practices within the field and individual Federations.. 

If you have information about events in your community that you would like to share with us, please contact Allison Redisch at  For more information about Jewish Disability Awareness Month or JFNA’s Domestic Policy and Government Affairs Council Disability Committee, please contact Elizabeth Leibowitz at

Co-chairs, Jewish Federations of North America’s Disability Committee: Janet Livingston, Baltimore and Marcia Cohodes, Minneapolis