Events on tap for Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Four free events in the Bay Area in February are being held in conjunction with the sixth annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month.

They are sponsored by INCLUDE (a partnership of Jewish LearningWorks and the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation), the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Rosh Pina, a local agency that supports Jewish institutions in becoming inclusive.

From 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 2, Urban Adamah in Berkeley is offering a hands-on day at the farm in collaboration with Friendship Circle.

From 6:15 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 7, an instruments-laden Shabbat service for people of all ages and learning styles, plus a meal, will be held at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

A painting project for kids 16 and older, plus a planning workshop, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 9 at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael.

“Family Friendly Day” at the CJM will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 23. There will be an art workshop, a dance performance, a tour and a film.

All locations are handicapped-accessible; sign language interpretation is available. For more information on these events and a special-needs family camp in May, visit or contact David Neufeld at (415) 529-3250 or