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Barbara Ella Boyd

BoydDror2September 7, 1944 – February 14, 2011

A giant has departed from our realm. She left not just a strong but a gigantic impression on many of us that she touched. Her trademark smiles, chuckles and twinkles in the eye will be missed. She was a teacher, friend, mom and mentor to many of us. She retired last year from the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) after working there for more than 30 years.

Barbara Ella Boyd (left) with Sharon Ann Dror, JDCC President at Sharon's 50th birthday party 12/12/10.


YouTube Signed Video on Jewish Museum Berlin

KatjaDausKatja Daus, a museum guide and interpreter for German Sign Language, signs in an eight-minute introductory film about the Jewish Museum Berlin's architecture, exhibitions, events and activities.

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDnoyfwNDvs

First International Jewish Deaf Purim Shabbaton in Rochester

shabbatonJoshua Soudakoff has informed JDCC that "the first ever International Jewish Deaf Purim Shabbaton" will be held in Rochester, NY.

The planning committee who is putting the event together is Al Spanjer, Diana Pryntz, Regina Kiperman, and Beth Metlay.

"I will personally be present at the shabbaton, which starts from Friday, March 18 and ends Sunday, March 20. We are flying in Rabbi and Rebbetzin Friedman as well."


Gallaudet's Hurwitz to Speak at Shabbat Service

Hurwitz2Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, President of Gallaudet University, is scheduled to speaks on “Maintaining Jewish Identity” at WHC Shabbat Service on Friday, March 11, 6:00pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation.