Part of our mission at OJOTC is to provide resources for Jewish OT practitioners, other practitioners working with Jewish patients, and visitors who want to learn more about our unique culture.
The OJOTC Toolkit: a practitioner’s guide to working with Orthodox Jewish patients
For practitioners treating Orthodox Jewish patients, we offer a questionnaire (see below) to guide open, honest conversations about this culture and its role in the recovery process. For additional questions and information, you may contact us at any time.
About Orthodox Jewish Culture
The following are three areas of how orthodoxy impacts the life of the Orthodox observant Jew. It is anticipated that this information will better enable cultural sensitivity and awareness of the occupational therapy practitioner for both clients and peers.
II. Sabbath/Shabbos/Shabbat & Holidays
JEWISH HOLIDAYS RESOURCES
Many of our members find themselves frequently needing to take off work due to Jewish Holidays. Some of our members have requested a link that they can give to their supervisors and colleagues ahead of time to let them know when the Jewish holidays will fall out each year.
Occupational Therapy Links
There are no websites the OJOTC endorses for better understanding of Judaism. We are available to answer questions and help practitioners with specific cases.
There are websites related to Jewish resources for persons with disabilities. Recommendations for specific clients’ needs can be attained by contacting the OJOTC.