Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf celebrated its 54th year. The photo shows charter members in attendance.
Photo: L-R Back Row: Rabbi Deborah Goldmann, Sophie Bobrosky Katz, Dianna Levin Kanawyer, Helen Zucker Diamond, Elaine Fromberg Aikins, Renah Ben-Ari, Maurice Richter, Front Row, L-R: Adele Podolsky, Helen Lovitch, Ruth Richter, Joyce Groode Linden. Source: Congregation News.
The second annual "The Pearls," an event applauding extraordinary Deaf women in their respective fields took place in June 2014. As founder Sheena McFeely explains, "A pearl is made up of many layers – be it a hobby, passion, cultural background, lesson learned or an event. Put all the layers together, that person becomes WHOLE like a pearl. In order for a pearl to be a pearl, the process takes YEARS to develop and when it’s ready to come out of the shell, it will.
Sixty-four years ago, my dad could have given up. Instead, he climbed.
By Bob Brody
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:00 AM
The 23-year-old man who would become my father was in the Bronx climbing up a fire escape. He was there on an afternoon in 1950 to surprise the 21-year-old woman who would become my mother.