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Signs of Passover

Signs of Passover

April 3, 2014
Baltimore Jewish Times
Story and photo by Melissa Gerr

Kindergarteners learn American Sign Language for holiday

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Judy Harrow, assistant teacher at the Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, shares her knowledge of American Sign Language with students year round. To commemorate the end of Jewish Disability Awareness Month, Harrow and teacher Barbara Stadd invited Leah Caplan, a hard-of-hearing member of the Jewish community, into the classroom to teach signs specific for the Passover holiday.

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Bragg Honored with Breakthrough Awards Gala

Bragg Honored with Breakthrough Awards Gala

Marlee Matlin was Chair of the first “Break Through Awards Gala” hosted by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The event took place at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in California on March 13th. The Gala was sponsored by Google and Comcast NBC Universal. Henry & Stacey Winkler were co-chairs.

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Gallaudet University Commemorates 150th Anniversary, Opens Special Museum Exhibition

Gallaudet University Commemorates 150th Anniversary, Opens Special Museum Exhibition

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 8, 1864, when the United States was in the midst of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed an Enabling Act, essentially a Congressional Charter, to allow a small school for deaf students in Northeast Washington, D.C., to confer college degrees. That school is now known as Gallaudet University and it remains as the only four-year liberal arts university in the world for deaf and hard of hearing students.

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