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.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
19

NEXTGen Detroit Pride Presents Hot Topics and Hot Latkes

  December 19th | 6:30 -8:30 PM Motor City Gas 325 E 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI Get festive and join us for some hotness…hot topics and hot latkes, that is. We’ll be exploring issues like Jews and tattoos, who should be allowed to donate blood and issues facing transgender service people in the military. […]

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Dec
20

NEXTGen Detroit at Detroit Axe

Join us for an axe-trodinary event at the new Detroit Axe in Ferndale. Come channel your inner lumber jack while learning how to throw axes at this axe-clusive event. December 20th, 2017 | 7-9:30 PM Detroit Axe 344 W Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 *flannel attire encouraged Fee: $15 if you register before noon […]

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Dec
25

Mitzvah Day

Monday, December 25 The tradition continues Click here to register

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Jan
12

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

January 12, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building Calling all genealogy enthusiasts! Interested in mapping your family history but don’t know where to start? Hit a dead end and don’t know where to go next? This program will discuss genealogy research resources that you can use to uncover your […]

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