Photo: Deaf, Jewish, big-wave stud Ido Dar-el chasing trinkets at Cloudbreak, Fiji. Ido says he'll "never forget the only time I actually heard a tube at Zicatela (Puerto Escondido) riding at full speed on a thick seven-six, a brown, dark, sand-sucking cave and the… kaboom… in my ears just before being spat out into the light. I had tears of joy. It was so emotional." | Photo: Scott Winer
Photo: In this Sept. 5, 2015 photo, interim Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe speaks with Bruce Unterman, of Bloomington, Ill., before a Torah reading and Bible study at the Moses Montefiore Temple in Bloomington. Dubowe is believed to be the first deaf, female rabbi to be ordained in the world, but she is not defined by that title. Her colleagues say her passion for Judaism and her connection with others is what makes her a strong leader in the temple. (Steve Smedley/The Pantagraph via AP)
Photo: (Clockwise from upper left-hand corner) Janette O'Brien, Shawn Harmer, Kate Noonan Rickers and Albert Tharpe III star in Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre's production of "Silent Salzburg." Photo credit: Lindsey Gale Photography.