Welcome to jkidACCESS, your virtual space for resources and information for families raising Jewish children with disabilities. We are here to be a resource for YOU to find the support and accommodations needed for full inclusion in Jewish life.

For Educators and Communal Leaders:

About Whole Community Inclusion

Families raising children with special needs face a number of obstacles to full inclusion in Jewish communal and educational settings. As part of our signature initiative, Whole Community Inclusion, Jewish Learning Venture applies a lens of disability inclusion to all of our work in order to empower families raising children with special needs to make Judaism meaningful and relevant for themselves. We provide programs for families and parents through jkidphilly and we help early childhood and congregational educators and teen aids become increasingly more inclusive of children with special needs.

Supporting ‘Whole Community Inclusion’

About jkidphilly and Jewish Learning Venture

jkidphilly, a program of Jewish Learning Venture, connects families raising young Jewish children to each other, resources, and happenings around the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. jkidphilly includes:

Programs around the Greater Philadelphia area for holidays, mitzvah projects, playdates, mom’s nights out and more! Many of our programs are sensory-friendly to include children who need extra support.

Resources for your family to use about holidays, Israel, Jewish values and more.

About Jewish Learning Venture

VISION

Jewish Learning Venture envisions individuals and families engaged in dynamic, connected Jewish life in Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

MISSION

Jewish Learning Venture inspires and empowers people to make Jewish life, learning, and community relevant and meaningful.

WILDLY IMPORTANT GOAL

Jewish Learning Venture will empower families raising children from birth through high school to make Judaism more meaningful and relevant for themselves. Our innovative programs will guide families and leaders of Jewish organizations to see Judaism as a means to a thriving life.