Zera Café Kicks Off JDAIM in style
Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) 2023 has officially kicked off, as staff and volunteers from Zera Café held a “Movie Night” at the Ciné Starz Deluxe Cinema in the Cavendish Mall on Wednesday night. Joining them were Friends from The Shira Choir, JEM Workshop and Promo 21.
“We promote inclusion every day” said Alissa Anzarut, Director of Operations at Zera Café. “Our missions at Zera Café and Shira Choir are to include and accept and welcome people of all abilities. Tonight is about a night out, a treat for all of you and celebrating all that we can accomplish together.”
Throughout the month of February Jewish organizations around the world are raising awareness and fostering acceptance and inclusion. “Our team has been working so hard over the past year. This Movie Night was such a treat for everyone” said Eve Rochman, Founder and Director of Zera Café. “We are proud to celebrate JDAIM with our friends in the community and proud of what we accomplish together.”
Zera Café planned this event with the support of Federation CJA and Arlene Fels, thanks to the generosity of Bruce Gurberg, the owner of the CinéStarz Deluxe Cinema at Quartier Cavendish.
Through February, Zera Café is planning other events in honor of JDAIM including “Pop Up Shuks”. You can stop by and pick up dinner on Tuesday, February 7th and Thursday, February 16 between Noon and 2pm in the lobby of the Federation CJA building on Cote St. Catherine Road.
With on-going support from this strong community, Zera Café is able to create meaningful work for 15 neurodiverse young adults and feed many customers its tasty modern Israeli cuisine every week.