Special Education (Opening the Doors Program)


Opening the Doors, a nationally recognized program, enables 1,100 children with diverse learning differences and unique abilities to participate in a quality, meaningful and inclusive Jewish education. By convening collaborations and working in partnership with schools, educational and mental health organizations, Opening the Doors provides innovative educational and community services which educate, empower, inspire, include and create unimaginable moments for families making dreams of a Jewish education come true, they may not have thought possible.

OTD is immeasurably vital to the students with special needs, their families, schools, its leaders and the Jewish community.

“No matter what our personal challenges are, we all need to learn. I feel that everyone should have the same opportunity to learn and develop their own spiritual belief as I did, starting as early as possible.” — Max Granitz, college student

Together, Opening the Doors increases inclusion and engagement by providing meaningful and rewarding Jewish education for all learners.

Together we build community by empowering teachers, teens and families.

Together we convene collaborations by working together to providing relevant and supportive services and resources.

Download the Opening the Doors Brochure

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
26

Super Sunday

Sunday, February 26 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm Join us for Super Sunday, a community-wide telethon to strengthen our community and help those in need here in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. Drop in for a little or stay the whole time! Register

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Feb
26

Grit, Perseverance and Frustration Tolerance

How ADHD and Executive Functioning Impacts Learning and Behavior Featuring: Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M. ACAC, ADHD Coach, Teacher Trainer, Parenting Specialist, Mental Health Counselor and Author

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Chocolate, Coffee and Judaism
Feb
26

Chocolate, Coffee and Judaism

Chocolate, Coffee & Judaism An Illuminating & Delectable Experience In Conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Exhibition: “Bitter/Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate” Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pricing: $38 members | $45 general admission A Day At The DIA 3:30 p.m. The Essence Special guest Rabbi Deborah Prinz Jews on […]

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jBaby
Feb
28

jbaby detroit! 5-week prenatal birthing class

Learn about labor, delivery, birthing techniques and newborn care — with a Jewish TWIST. The five week series is designed to help prepare expectant couples for labor and delivery and for life as new parents. It also serves as a great way for Jewish couples to meet each other before they have their babies. $136 includes all classes and materials.

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