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Jewish website starts to caption some videos

LoriCharlieHararyAish.com, an international Jewish content website with 1 million visits each month, is captioning some of its videos.

Joshua Soudakoff, director of Jewish Deaf Multimedia alerted us to the following titles which is now available with captions:

The "Lori Almost Live" series by Lori Palatnik at http://www.aish.com/authors/48865532.html

Two videos by speaker Charlie Harary about the Shema, and the other about Purim at http://www.aish.com/authors/48869347.html

Megillah reading - March 7, Woodmere, NY

MegillahReadingDaniel Feldman announces that there will be a Megillah reading for the hearing-impaired at Congregation Sons of Israel, a traditional conservative synagogue, 111 Irving Place, Woodmere, NY 11598 on March 7, 2012 at 6:45 P.M.
Contact 516-374-0655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Source: Danny Feldman

Our Way Hosts Jewish Deaf Shabbaton in Palo Alto

20120207132350_OUrway_save_dateThe Our Way at National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) is hosting a "Our Way Jewish Deaf Community Shabbaton" at Congregation Emek Beracha in Palo Alto, CA.

This two-day shabbaton wil be held on May 11-12th. According to an announcement, there will be delicious meals, fun and learning in the spirit of Judaism, Deaf Torah Scholars will be leading sessions, and there will be Prayer Service, Torah Reading and all classes in Sign.

Polly Williams is the "Deaf Host". For inforamtion, contact Polly at 650-353-4579, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rabbi Eliezer Lederfeind at 212-613-8234 Voice or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: Polly Levenzon Williams

Deaf Jam film is a hit at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

DeafJam_AtlantaCurt Holman with Creative Loafing Atlanta says that of the 70 films from around the world shown at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, "In something of an exception that proves the rule, one of the festival's best films is actually American, although it's heavily subtitled. Judy Lieff's documentary Deaf Jam (4 out of 5 stars; Feb. 12, 2:10 p.m. at Atlantic Station and 4:50 p.m., Lefont Sandy Springs) will introduce most audiences to the concept of American Sign Language poetry — signing so exuberant that it seems to draw on elements of pantomime and hip-hop hand gestures".

"Deaf Jam takes place from the perspective of teenage Aneta Brodski, an Israeli immigrant from a deaf family who passionately embraces the expressiveness of ASL poetry", Holman reports, "Deaf Jam follows Aneta over her junior and senior years of high school as she cultivates her talent for ASL poetry while grappling with the concerns of an average teenager: what will she do when her friends go off to college? Will she be able to get a job in the real world? Lieff provides snapshots of hot-button issues in the deaf community, like the educational tensions between sign language and "oralism's" emphasis on lip-reading.

"Passionate in her identity as a deaf person, Aneta doesn't particularly want to hear, but feels frustrated that so few "hearing people" understand ASL.

"The documentary takes an intriguing twist when Aneta meets Tahani, a Palestinian slam poet, and the two teenage girls decide to collaborate on a performance that combines verbal and ASL performance to bridge gaps between multiple cultures. Aneta makes such an enthusiastic, arresting protagonist, you could watch her sign the phone book."

Source: http://clatl.com/atlanta/atlanta-jewish-film-festival-takes-tour-of-world-cinema/Content?oid=4761548