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Inclusion at BDJ


Guiding Values

B’nai David-Judea is a welcoming community for individuals of all ages and abilities. In our spiritual space, everyone is accepted and valued. We work closely with Jewish Family Service (HaMercaz) to create an inclusive shul community.


We are committed to trying to keep our premises as safe as possible for those with severe and life-threatening allergies and those with compromised immune systems. 

Allergy Awareness - Please DO NOT bring nuts into our building.  For more about our allergy safety efforts, click here.  

Vaccinations - All youth in our programming must be vaccinated or provide a medical exemption letter.  For more info, click here.   

List of Accessible Features

Elevator to social hall

Accessible bathroom

Sign language interpreter available

Wheelchair accessible seating in sanctuary

Magnifying glasses

Inclusive child care programs

Friendship Circle (looking to offer shul buddy or home visitation to BDJ members with special needs)

Mobility assistance upon request

First aid equipment

Family mentorship program

Community disability resource guide

Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation

Friends you can talk to!

Community Disability Resource Guides

For more information on any of the resources included in the guides below, please contact HaMercaz or the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center (LAJAC), who are available to assist you.

Youth Resource Guide

Adult Resource Guide

Family Mentorship Program

Need help navigating the complex disability landscape? Email to be set up with a B'nai David-Judea family to share their experience and knowledge surrounding disabilities.

Feel free to contact for BDJ inclusion-related questions or comments!

Supporting Inclusion

The Janet Wolf z''l Inclusion Fund

 This fund, in memory of our beloved Janet Wolf who embodied inclusiveness and sensitivity, enables BDJ to do the big and little things that make our Shul more inclusive and accessible for all. These services include inclusion training for Rechov Yeladim counselors, physical accessibility enhancements, and social programs for young adults of all abilities. 

If you would like to make a donation towards our inclusion work, we would appreciate the support.  


Thu, May 30 2024 22 Iyyar 5784