Educators Resources
for Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month

Jewish Disabilities, Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. As part of our focus on improving the quality of life in Israel for all its citizens, Jewish National Fund-USA is ensuring that no member of Israeli society is left behind. The fact that nearly 13% of Israel’s citizens are considered physically or mentally challenged is an opportunity for us to live our values. We believe passionately that the inclusion of people with disabilities and special needs should be woven tightly into the fabric of Jewish life. All the more so in Israel.


That is why, as Israel continues to grow beyond its bustling Tel Aviv-Haifa-Jerusalem Corridor, our focus on services for people with disabilities and special needs is strategically located in the Negev and Galilee. 


Jewish National Fund-USA provides resources that can be used year-round to enhance your effectiveness as an educator. These materials include classroom activities, guides, and videos created by JNF-USA affiliates in Israel who are working to help those with special needs and disabilities. Students learn why this work is so important to JNF-USA and to Israel, and the value of inclusivity. 




Ask Herzl

B'nai Mitzvah Projects

2/23 Training Recording

How to Plan a Special Needs Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Special in Uniform Values Activity

LOTEM Camping Prep Activity

LOTEM Adapting for Special Needs Activity

Nahal HaShofet

Impact Blog: LOTEM's Accessible Trails Let Father and Son Hike Together for First Time


  • ADI Negev & JNF: Turning Dreams into Reality

  • The Greatest Teacher of My Life | General Doron Almog | TEDxTelAviv

  • ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran & JNF: Making the Negev Bloom

  • Special in Uniform | JDAIM 2020

  • שבט אחים ואחיות - Special in Uniform & JNF Shevet Achim vAchayot

  • Jewish National Fund Task Force on Disabilities Visit Special in Uniform

  • Soldiers Stories: Roi Shifman

  • Soldiers Stories: Omer Lahat

  • Soldiers Stories: Itay Kaufman

  • Special in Uniform Dog Training

  • Soldiers are Integrated into Workplaces

  • Special in Uniform 2020 End of Year Video

  • LOTEM – Raz

  • Shana Tova from LOTEM

  • Tu BiShvat Across America: LOTEM

  • Making Israel Accessible in a Crisis

  • Taglit - Birthright at LOTEM

  • Lotem Video

  • LOTEM JNF Israeli Police

  • LOTEM-JNF Priel

  • Every Person; One JNF: Adva Yodkin’s Story

  • Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center

  • Hello from the JNF Task Force on Disabilities!

  • Adi Negev | Doron Almog

  • Adi Negev | Simona Bar Haim

  • Nechemia Chemi Lifshitz

More Information

Zohar Vloski, Israel Emissary

[email protected] or 561.447.9733 x898


Oren Hefetz, Israel Emissary

[email protected] or 415.677.9600 x974