“I am not your inspiration, thank you very much” 

Stella-Young Society's habit of turning disabled people into ‘inspiration porn’ By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Disability Services Manager To commemorate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) each February, I like to bring attention to the life of an amazing disability ri[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) 2023 events

JDAIM logo During the month of February, JFCS and Jewish communities around the world observe Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The mission of JDAIM is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month 2022

During the month of February, JFCS and Jewish communities around the world observe Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The mission of JDAIM is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month 2021

During the month of February, JFCS and Jewish communities around the world observe Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The mission of JDAIM is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in[...]

Silver linings in 2020—really? Really!

By Stacey Spencer • Jewish Inclusion Program Manager As 2020 turned the corner and rolled into 2021, I started thinking about some positives that have occurred because and in spite of the pandemic. First, I have learned to not only accept the dark, cold Minnesota winters – I actually no[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month 2020

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action for all of u[...]