Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom and JDAIM 2021 Program

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. (FRENCH VERSION HERE )

Friday, February 19th at 7:45 PM
Shabbat Special Live

“From Awareness to Inclusion” with Sherry Diamond, Esq., RDT

Sherry Diamond, professor, drama therapist and lawyer, is a fierce advocate for inter- and intra-cultural awareness. In her talk, she will focus on belonging because it is both the foundation of our diversity and inclusion efforts, and it is the desired outcome of those efforts. Diamond began working in the disabilities community at the age of 24, first as a teacher, then as a therapist, then as an administrator. The spaces she and her colleagues nurtured and developed were markedly different from most others, because they emphasized belonging. Diamond will explore how we can incorporate some of those principles into our daily practice of inclusion.


Registration is now closed. Please contact rabbigreenspan@templemontreal.ca for tech support or links. Thank you!

Saturday, February 20th at 8:00 PM
Maysoon Zayid talk followed by Q&A

Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On-Air contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and has appeared on CNN’s New Day, 60 Minutes, and ABC News. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC. She appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and is a recurring character on General Hospital.