JDAD

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

Feb. 23rd and Feb. 24th, 2022
All virtual

61 Million Americans Live with Disabilities.

Nearly 26% live in poverty.

YOU CAN HELP TO CHANGE THAT.

Join us for JDAD as we come together virtually from diverse communities across North America to harness our collective power and break down barriers to opportunity and inclusion. Help us advance policies that will empower millions of individuals with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Together, we’ll learn, take action, and be inspired!

OPENING CEREMONY

Breaking Down Barriers

Wednesday, Feb. 23rd

7 pm EST

  • Your involvement starts here. Listen to some of our remarkable community members living with disabilities who share their personal stories of challenges faced – and overcome.

  • Get motivated by frontline representatives as they share examples of the life-improving impact that Jewish Federations and our partner organizations are having on the daily lives of people living with disabilities.

  • And more.

  • Your involvement starts here. Listen to some of our remarkable community members living with disabilities who share their personal stories of challenges faced – and overcome.

  • Get motivated by frontline representatives as they share examples of the life-improving impact that Jewish Federations and our partner organizations are having on the daily lives of people living with disabilities.

  • And more.

ADVOCACY DAY

Making Change

Thursday, Feb. 24th

1-4 pm EST

  • Hear from leading members of congress, disability advocacy champions, and experts who will help you to better understand the obstacles to inclusion.

  • Learn about promoting national legislation and implementing grassroots strategies that will help lift millions of people with disabilities out of poverty.

  • Get the tools and coaching to advocate for disability rights in real-time. We’ll take concrete action at this event – individually yet together.

  • Hear from leading members of congress, disability advocacy champions, and experts who will help you to better understand the obstacles to inclusion.

  • Learn about promoting national legislation and implementing grassroots strategies that will help lift millions of people with disabilities out of poverty.

  • Get the tools and coaching to advocate for disability rights in real-time. We’ll take concrete action at this event – individually yet together.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON. CHECK OUT THE FULL PROGRAM

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Ali Stroker

    Humanitarian, Advocate and 1st Actor Who Uses a Wheelchair to Win a Tony

  • Ezra Frech

    Paralympian Athlete

AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

    Legislator of the Year Award Recipient

  • Emily Ladau

    Advocate of the Year Award Recipient

Join us at JDAD and help us to make positive change that will improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout our communities – and nationwide.

We need your voice.
We need your participation.
Will you be there?

Register now

Sponsors

  • Logo:BD
  • Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Logo: Jewish Family Service Houston
  • Logo: Jewish Social Service Agency
  • Logo: UJA Federation of New York
  • Logo: Yachad
  • Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
  • American Conference of Cantors
  • B'nai Israel Congregation
  • Cigna
  • Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
  • Hillel International
  • JCC Association of North America
  • Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
  • Matan
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
  • Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • Temple Micah DC
  • Temple Sinai DC

We would like to thank our partners

  • JCC of Metro Detroit Opening the Doors
  • Jewish Family & Children's Service of Waltham MA
  • Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Jewish Federations of New Jersey
  • Keshet
  • NACDD (National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities)
  • Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
  • Reconstructing Judaism