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

Aug
25

So Long, Summer Brunch

Well that’s a wrap — another Michigan summer has come and gone, leaving us with nothing but tan lines, mosquito bites and the sad knowledge that in just a few short months we’ll be scrapping ice off our windshields again. To ease our pain and savor what’s left of our favorite season, we’re throwing a […]

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Sep
17

JFMD and UJF’s Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of The Jewish Federation and United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 7:30 PM The Berman Center for the Performing Arts | Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus 6600 W. […]

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