1. Skip to Menu
  2. Skip to Content
  3. Skip to Footer

Letters to the Editor

editorDear Readers,

We hope you will begin to notice the name of Rachel Braver, who now works for JDCC coordinating office office activities as well as writing articles for JDCC News. We are currently expanding the office area to allow more space for JDCC's projects. Welcome onboard, Rachel!

I attended Rabbi Rebecca Dubowes Shabbat services at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, CA on February 18th. It was great seeing Rabbi Dubowe and her wonderful and supportive Congregation welcome the Jewish Deaf Community once a year. Their guest, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh sang and signed a number of songs. She is a composer and performer of Jewish music.

The Jewish Deaf Community has seen both happy and sad changes in recent years. While more hearing Temples offer interpeted services, Jewish deaf organizations are struggling to survive. Most recently, Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf in Arleta, CA announced that it is relocating, after 35 years in their own building, to Temple Judea, a hearing temple who has offered space. Temple Beth Or of the Deaf in New York has closed down. On the happy side, Philadelphia Hebrew Association of the Deaf has purchased their own building.

I remember when there were many more Jewish Deaf organizations... the Los Angeles Hebrew Association of the Deaf, Cleveland Hebrew Association of the Deaf, Boston Hebrew Association of the Deaf and Chabad House's Hearing Impaired Program in Los Angeles.

We are sorry to have Jeff Lubman leave the JDCC board as he is now taking classes. While we will miss not seeing him in Board meetings, we thank him for his support over the years and wish him the best of luck! Jeff Dichter has accepted our invitation to fill the board vacancy.

Preparations for JDCC's sixth annual Passover Community Seder plans are coming along nicely. We are revising the multimedia presentation with a second edition which is being funded this year by the Steven Speilberg's Righteous Persons Foundation and Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation. We hope to have you join us.


Hi,

Do you know of any former great Jewish athletes who happened to be deaf? Thank you.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Shalom!

I'm a deaf Swedish Jewish, I'm glad that I found this organization! That are good! Can someone helped me with find a website for single peoples, please? Thank you!

Peter Bjornholt Berenyi
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lund, Sweden


I knew Herta's history in the past . . . I never forget what she had been lived in her bad time, was brave girl. I thanked some of her gurardians to help her to find her safe place from bad countries. She had good life in America. In my thoughts, she still is nice, bright, and pretty lady for her present age now. Bless Herta!

Joseph Curtio
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scottsdale, AZ


Hi,

I am a Jewish Clinical Social Worker and practice at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis. I am studying ASL and am interested in working with people who are deaf and have needs for mental health support. It is great that your site exists.

Jenelle Slobof
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minneapolis, MN


I just stumbled onto this site. Presently, I'm taking classes in ASL at Seattle Central Community College. I plan on applying to their Interpreter Training Program in the fall. There are almost zero opportunities to connect with any who are Jewish. I'd like to speak to those interested in discussions about their culture and experiences in the hearing community. Thank you.

Leigh Golston
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gig Harbor, WA


Hi,

I was looking for info on an Unveiling..and I stumbled into your site ...Very Interesting... Didn't have a clue that group such as yours did in fact exist.. Would appear that you all do good work.. Indeed. Perhaps I will stop by again.. Good Luck . . .

Alan Freed
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philadelphia, PA


Read more...

Issues

This Month's Video

  Published on 4 May 2017Marlee Matlin visited the Microsoft campus to learn more about accessibility at...

HDVS_CATEGORY: Other
Designed and maintained by Eyeth Studios, LLC
donate jdcc
Designed and maintained by Eyeth Studios, LLC
jdcc news