What JDAIM and Black History Month have in common

Tamar Davis, Chief Executive Officer

Hopefully by now, we all know and celebrate that February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), which was established in 2009. A much older and also critically important theme of February is Black History Month, which started in 1970 (its precursor actually started back in 1926!).

It might seem obvious to you, but I needed it pointed out to me that these two February themes, JDAIM and Black History Month, are both essentially about inclusion. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it so eloquently: “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” Wherever we are, in or outside whatever Jewish spaces we live in, our vision of inclusion would not be complete without lifting up the voices of ALL those who are vulnerable.

In an effort to raise these voices, I wanted to share two wonderful lists of children's books from PJ Library for enjoyable and educational reading during Black History Month and JDAIM. I hope you will share your favorite stories with me.

Jewish Books for Black History Month

Jewish Books for JDAIM

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