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

Apr
27

NEXTGen Detroit’s Interfaith Couples Presents: Salsa Style

Saturday, April 27th | 5:15-8:00 PM Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Royal Oak Triple Nickel – Birmingham Join NEXTGen Interfaith Couples at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio for an evening of salsa dancing! Learn new moves to impress all of your friends at your next wedding or Bar Mitzvah. After, mingle with other NEXTGen Interfaith […]

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May
2

NEXTGen Detroit Pride 3rd Anniversary Gayla

Thursday, May 2nd  | 7-9:30 PM Underground @ DIME (Detroit Institute of Music Education) 1265 Griswold St, Detroit MI 48226 We’re Queer & We’ve Been Here for 3 Years! Join NEXTGen Detroit Pride for an all out celebration of our 3rd Anniversary. Hosted by one of metro Detroit’s premiere drag queens, Sabin…. we’ll live it […]

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May
7

Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror

יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל וחללי פעולות האיבה Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 2 Iyar, 5779 | 6:00 pm The Berman Center for The Performing Arts 6600 West Maple Rd, West Bloomfield We kindly ask that you be seated by 6:15 pm in order to start promptly. There is no charge for this community-wide event. For […]

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May
11

JFamily Detroit and NEXTGen Detroit present: The Havdalah Hang Out

Add some light to your Saturday night! Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Temple Emanu-el 14450 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI Help us say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to new friends at our first ever Havdalah Hang Out! What better way to start a new week than with an […]

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