Jewish Disabilities Advocates

Jewish Disabilities Advocates


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Jewish Disabilities Advocates

Jewish Disabilities Advocates (JDA) provides programming and coordinates resources to promote full participation of Jewish people with disabilities in the Jewish community and the community at-large. JDA partners with local synagogues and Jewish communal agencies to promote inclusion and address the needs of Jewish people with disabilities and their families.

The Jewish Disabilities Advocates’ Inclusion Committee was created to raise awareness and accommodation of people with disabilities within the Jewish agencies and institutions through education, mentoring, and advisement. The primary outcome has been the development of inclusion programs at local religious institutions to ensure that all people are welcomed.

Local synagogues are collaborating to create disability awareness by distributing resources and information to the Jewish community. Services provided include information and referral, advocacy and education, case management, support groups, and fully inclusive holiday celebrations, worship services, and social action in partnership with synagogues and other supporting agencies.

Helpful Resources

High Holy Day Inclusion Resources, Articles, and Activities is a compilation of helpful links, tools, and youth activities for organizations, synagogues, and families.

Denver Community Resources for Youth with Disabilities is a very helpful resource guide. Please contact us if you need additional assistance accessing resources for young people with disabilities. 

The JDA Online Resource Guide will help you navigate the disabilities services available in your community. Please contact us if you need additional help accessing resources in our community.

Contact:

Carol Loveman Morris, PhD

Carol Loveman Morris, PhDJewish Disabilities Advocates Coordinator

Ph: 720.459.3877
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