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JAA Wins Grants & Makes Grants

The Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) is the proud recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Holly Lane Foundation. The funding will support JAA’s work to amplify inclusion for people with disabilities and will prioritize the implementation of recommendations from its recent Matan Community Study. The study was conducted in 2020 and included extensive fact-finding from caregivers, self-advocates, and other community disability leaders.  

Annie Garrett, JAA Manager said, “We’re working to align the community with a shared and singular vision of disability inclusion. Part of our work is supporting local inclusion efforts through microgrants. In a conventional year, we award about $15,000 in microgrants, but because of the pandemic we rolled funding over and were able to grant out more than $19,000 to advance inclusion in 2021.”  

Temple Beth David – Sensory Learning Enhancement Through Art & Music 

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta – Community Meetings Closed Captioning 

Limmud Atlanta – ASL Interpreting Services for LimmudFest 

MJCCA Preschool – Sensory Equipment for the Classroom 

Ahavath Achim Synagogue – Flexible Seating 

Creating Connected Communities – Supporting Social-Emotional Needs of CCC Buddies 

Hebrew Order of David – Accessible Shuttle Services for Kosher BBQ Festival 

Congregation B’nai Torah – Sensory Tools of Inclusion 

Temple Sinai – Shalom Station 

Temple Emanu-El – Project ICE