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Jewish Deaf Resources: Jewish Deaf Services and Organizations

JDCC's list of "Jewish Deaf Services and Organizations" (published Nov/Dec 2002 and Nov/Dec 2006) has been updated. This list is updated as of May 2010.

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ORTHODOX

Rabbi Fred Friedman
6108 Gist Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-358-7060 TTY, 410-358-8491 FAX, 443-453-5762 VP
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Ordained in 1985 by Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore, MD

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kakon
77 Stormont Avenue
Toronto, Canada M5N 2C3
416-784-5751 TTY, 347-263-8564 VP, 416-783-8239 FAX
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Ordained in 1998 by Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore, MD

Rabbi David Kastor
443-471-8049 VP
410-580-1354 FAX
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Ordained in 2001 by Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore, MD

REFORM

Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe
Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805-497-7101 Voice, 805-495-6971 FAX,
805-230-2235 VP
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Ordained in 1993 at the Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH

Deborah Goldmann
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Ordained in 2009 at Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion - Los Angeles, CA

Ellen Roth
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Will be ordained in June, 2010 at Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf

Rabbi Bill S. Tepper
Mizpah Congregation
923 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 267-9771 Voice
(423) 267-9773 (Fax)
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Ordained in 2008 at Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion - Cincinnati, OH

RECONSTRUCTIONIST

Rabbi Daniel Grossman
Adath Israel Congregation - Egalitarian Conservative
1958 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-896-4977 Voice, 609-896-1071 FAX
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Ordained in 1978 by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA

Darby Jared Leigh
Bnai Keshet
99 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair NJ 07042
973 746 4889 VP
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Ordained in Spring 2008 at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA

Jewish Deaf Organizations

Beth Torah of the Deaf
Founded in 1976
Samuel Selzer
4714 Beach 47th Street
Brooklyn NY 11224
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Brooklyn Hebrew Society of the Deaf, Inc.
Founded on December 27, 1927
Sheila Weiner  
895 Elton Adelphia Rd. #1010
Freehold, NJ 07728
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Congregation Bene Shalom of the Deaf
Founded in 1955
Original name was Chicago Hebrew Association of the Deaf then in 1972 changed its name to Congregation Bene Shalom of the Deaf
4435 West Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076
847-677-3330 Voice, 847-674-0327 TTY, 224-534-0029 VP
847-677-7298 FAX
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www.beneshalom.org

New York Hebrew Association of the Deaf
Founded in 1907
Original name was Hebrew Congregation of the Deaf
Michael Kaufer
303 West 66th Street, #8DE
New York NY 10023
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Jewish Deaf Community Center
Founded in 1992
Sharon Ann Dror
507 Bethany Road
Burbank, CA 91504
818-845-9934 TTY, 818-845-9936 FAX, 818-239-4448 VP
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www.jdcc.org

Jewish Deaf/Hearing Impaired Council of NJ
Founded in 1980
Sally Cohen
5 Terry Terrace
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Jewish Deaf Society of Baltimore
Founded in 1919
Rabbi Fred Friedman
6108 Gist Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-358-7060 TTY, 410-358-8491 FAX, 443-453-5762 VP
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Philadelphia Hebrew Association of the Deaf, Inc.
Founded on November 5, 1907
Original name was Beth Israel Association of the Deaf
Rose Olanoff Community Center
8027 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Rachel Alburger, Secretary
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TTY: 215-543-3099

Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf
Founded on June 17, 1960
PO Box 33396
Granada Hills, CA 91394
818-363-5580 Voice/VP
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www.tbsdeafjewish.org
Services held at Temple Ahavat 18200 Rinaldi Place Northridge CA 91326

Toronto Jewish Association of the Deaf
Founded in 1980
Eddy Wiesblatt
154 Henry St
Rockwood, Ontario, Canada NOB-2K0
519-856-1444 TTY, 519-856-1445 FAX
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Washington Society of Jewish Deaf
Founded in 1973
Jeffrey M. Cohen, President
14307 Stonebridge View Dr
North Potomac, MD 20878
3VP: 301-637-2881
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www.wsjdeaf.org (under construction)

COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Gallaudet University Hillel
Founded in Fall, 2002
Originally Hillel at Gallaudet College founded in Fall, 1953
Office of Campus Ministries
800 Florida Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-651-5049 Voice
202-559-5626 VP
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http://sa.gallaudet.edu/?ID=4781

Wolk Club/Rochester Institute of Technology
Founded in March 1998
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Jackie Pransky
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
585-475-6202 TTY, 585-475-7850 FAX
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http://www.wolkhillel.org

RABBINICAL PROGRAM

Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf
Founded in September, 1992
Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer
4435 West Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076
847-677-3330 Voice, 847-677-6724 TTY, 800-971-0379 VP
847-677-7945 FAX
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www.hebrewseminarydeaf.org

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Jewish Parents/Our Way
Founded in 1995
11 Broadway  13th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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www.njcd.org

Haazinu
Founded in 1988
Rabbi Moshe Yaroslawitz
1122 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230
718-677-1300 Voice, 718-677-8360 FAX
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www.haazinu.org

Jewish Deaf Resource Center
Founded in 1996 by Marla Berkowitz & Naomi Brunnlehrman
PO Box 318
Hartsdale, NY 10530
917-705-8941 Voice, VP 866-948-1771
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www.jdrc.org

Jewish Deaf Singles Registry/Our Way/National Jewish Council for Disabilities
Founded in 1990
Rachelle & Samuel Landau
PO. Box 2005
New York, NY 10159-2005
908-352-7395 TTY/FAX/VP
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http://www.njcd.org/ourway/sections.php?id=C0_70_9

Our Way/National Jewish Council for Disabilities
Founded in 1969
Original name was Our Way/National Council of Synagogue Youth
Rabbi Eliezar Lederfeind
11 Broadway, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212-613-8234 Voice, 212-613-0796 FAX
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www.njcd.org

JUDAICA VIDEOTAPES

Jewish Heritage and Holidays in ASL Videos
Founded in 1999
Cassia Margolis
629 Golf Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46260-4112
317-726-1266 Voice
317-493-0067 VP
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ONLINE DISCUSSION

Jewish Sign Email Discussion Group
Founded April, 1998
Rabbi David Kay
5015 Goddard Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-298-4650, Ext. 115 Voice
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Jewish Signers of Massachusettes
Founded September, 2000
Brianne Burger
103 Dorcar Road Newton, MA 02459
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YESHIVA

Yeshivas Nefesh Dovid - The International Jewish High School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Boys
Founded in 2001
Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kakon
77 Stormont Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5N 2C3
416-784-5751 TTY, 347-263-8564 VP, 416-783-8239 FAX
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www.nefeshdovid.com

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