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JDCC’S High Holiday Services

ROSH HASHANA & GROUP DISCUSSION - PART 1
& LUNCHEON
Saturday, September 23rd

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Services and Group Discussion Part 1 with Guest Speaker Charles Katz
1:00 p.m. Luncheon

YOM KIPPUR, YIZKOR, GROUP DISCUSSION - PART 2
& BREAK-THE-FAST DINNER
Monday, October 2nd

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Services with Guest Speaker Charles Katz
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Group Discussion Part 2
7:14 p.m. Break-the-Fast Dinner
Guest Speaker: Charles Katz

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Yeshiva Nefesh Dovid’s First Graduation

Yeshiva Nefesh Dovid, founded in 2001 by Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kakon and Dr. Hartley Bressler, both deaf, recently celebrated its first graduation ceremony with four students graduating this year. 

Situated in Toronto, the yeshiva is a program designed to teach Torah combined with derech eretz (secular education) to deaf students all over the world. The yeshiva can truly be considered an international school, since it attracts boys from all over the globe, from France and England to New York and Israel. 

On the yeshiva's website, it is described as "a valuable support system for deaf and hard-of-hearing boys throughout the global Jewish community who struggle academically or socially, in either yeshivos or public schools." This is true, considering the fact that most of these boys come from families who are frum (religious). Most of them were sent to cheder (Jewish elementary school) in their childhood, and they struggled to understand and interact with the other hearing students. Interpreters were not readily available, because they both had to be Jewishly-aware and willing to work at rates the Jewish schools could offer. Others made their way to Toronto from public schools where they felt alone even in the crowd and had to fight to keep their Jewish heritage alive.

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We can email a copy of our Hagfgadah for Passover- it has ASL charts for parts of the Haggadah including the 4...

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