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

Jan
24

How to Raise an Adult

An Evening with Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times Best-Selling Author and former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:00 PM – Program | 8:15 PM – Book Signing Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Road Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301 Join us as we welcome Julie Lythcott-Haims to Jewish Detroit for an important event […]

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Jan
31

Conscious Leadership℠ A Workshop with Michelle Cantor

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 7:00  – 8:30 PM 7:00 – 7:30 pm – Networking 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Program The Max M. Fisher Federation Building, Rooms F & G 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills After 20 years in corporate America, Michelle founded Volar Consulting to help companies create a more diverse, fair, […]

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Feb
12

Blankets and Brews

Get cozy with NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers at Urbanrest Brewing Co. as we make blankets for our friends at Fleece and Thank You! Tuesday, February 12 | 7-9 PM Fleece and Thank You will help us create no-sew fleece blankets for children in hospitals, along with personalized video messages. We’ll enjoy Ubranrest’s wide selection of beer […]

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