Community News

 Making a Difference in the Lives of Baltimoreans with Disabilities

The Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance (BJAA) is celebrating Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) this February. The BJAA will host two workshops for professionals and families interested in learning about a new savings program for individuals with special needs,  Maryland ABLE. Furthermore, the Jewish Community Center is proud to promote a summer vocational, social, and recreation program for teens and young adults with special needs, Keep Living and Learning (KLAL). You can read more about these programs in the February 2018 issue of Jmore. 


Sam’s Canterbury Cafe Creates Professional Opportunities for Adults with Autism

Independence and an inclusive work environment are on the menu at Sam’s Canterbury Café. Jennifer and Michael Myers opened a small coffee shop to create gainful employment for their son Sam, who is on the Autism Spectrum. Their small coffee shop has grown into a café and provides employment opportunities for individuals with special needs. Read more about their story in the January issue of JMore and visit Sam’s Canterbury Café!

There is a wonderful new program in town called Kol Echad: An Experimental Shabbat. Once a month, local synagogues will host an inclusive Shabbat service for school-aged children and their families. The programs will be interactive with hands-on sensory experiences and feature music and movement. All abilities are welcome! The next Kol Echad will take place February, 24th 2018 at Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Pikesville, MD from 11:00am until 11:45am.  Read about how Kol Echad was created at

For more information about Kol Echad, please contact Mia Aronin at 410-935-5171 or JRC9403@AOL.COM