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

Jul
24

EmpowHer Detroit

Presented in partnership with NEXTGen Detroit and Jewish Working Women’s Network Join us as we hear firsthand about the successes and trials of young, female entrepreneurs in Detroit. Four female social media influencers in the health & wellness field will represent at this panel discussion. Stick around for a Q & A with the panelists, […]

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Jul
27

Good Shabbos Detroit Family Edition: Shabbat in the Sun

NEXTGen Detroit and JFamily are celebrating Tu B’av, the Jewish holiday of love, with a special Shabbat service and dinner with Adat Shalom Synagogue! Families should bring a blanket for this outside service followed by a BBQ dinner. Games and activities during dinner! Friday, July 27th, 2018 5:45 pm Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Rd. […]

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Aug
8

Jewish Working Women’s Network’s Annual Summer Event

Join the Jewish Working Women’s Network for the Annual Summer Event featuring Andrea Wolf of Organize Detroit Wednesday, August 8 | 6 – 8 PM at the home of Barbara Zaltz in Huntington Woods. (address will be sent to you a week prior to the event) Couvert – $18 per person Questions? Contact Marianne Bloomberg […]

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Aug
26

Detroit Ride for the Living

Sunday, August 26th | 9 AM The Krakow JCC’s Annual Ride for the Living is a 55 kilometer bike ride from Auschwitz to JCC Krakow that commemorates Jewish history and celebrates the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. This year, JFMD’s Israel & Overseas Department  and the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit are pedaling in solidarity and organizing a satellite ride right here […]

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