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Stern Touches 48 States In Private Plane!

Mark Stern, a profoundly Deaf private pilot successfully did something last fall that he had always dreamed about... taking off in his own single-engine airplane, Stem landed in a city in 48 states in the United States! He gave a presentation at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in San Francisco on April 10th which also included a slide show. Net proceeds of this event is to defray expenses of the upcoming International Deaf Pilots Association fly-in in San Martin, CA this June 27-July 1st.

Rededicated Ukrainian Synagogue To Serve Deaf

Vadim Rabinovitch, an Ukranian Jewish millionaire and leader of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, donated $100,000 to help restore the Great Synagogue in Kiev, Ukraine. One of the largest synagogues in Eastern Europe, 600 people attended rededication ceremonies on March 22nd. Built in 1898 by sugar industry business­man and Jewish leader Lazar Brodsky, the synagogue was dosed down by Soviet authorities in 1926. It will now regain its role "as the focal point of the city's varied Jewish activities" says Lev Gorodetsfcy, reporter with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New York by serving as a com­munity center for the city's 100,000 Jews. Among its func­tions is lasses for the city's Deaf Jewish residents.

TBS New Home And Upcoming Activities

Temple Beth Solomon, which recently sold its Arleta, CA property, has announced change of phone numbers for their new home at Temple Judea. Effective April 1st, write to Temple Beth Solomon, c/o Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356 or call 818-363-7740 TTY and 818-363-5580 Voice. Their FAX number is the same as the Voice number but you need to call them first to alert them. The E-Mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Although TBS is currently without a rabbi until fall, Shabbat Services with Temple Judea Rabbi Don Goor will be interpreted during the summer on June 16, July 21 and August 18th. June 11th is also the date of TBS' upcoming 40th anniversary celebration which will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills, CA.

"Oh My Gosh! Black Deaf Jewish!" Show

As part of 'Black History Month' hosted by the Washington, D.C. Area Black Deaf Association (DCABDA) and Gallaudet University MSP, Warren 'Wawa' Snipe performed at Gallaudet University's Ely Center on Monday, February 28th. This play "features a dramatic arid pro­vocative vision of what it means to be Black Deaf Jewish. It was written as an original one-man show written and performed by Warren Lee Snipe to affirm the way Black Deaf Jewish male seems himself, his ancestry and roots, recount some of the wrongs that have been visited upon him and express some of his hopes and dreams." Snipes is a professional actor, dancer and choreographer. He is also Vice-President of Invisible Hands, Inc. and has ob­tained training at Central Stage, Source Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Gallaudet Unit, National Deaf Dance Theatre and DuPont Alley Dance Company.

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