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Former Beth Or Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Milton Weinberg, who was the first rabbi of Temple Beth Or of the Deaf, the first New York City congregation for the Deaf, passed away May 12th at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY according to 'The Journal News'. Weinberg also founded Beth Am Temple in Pearl River and led construction of Beth Am Temple, a reform synagogue, just five years after it was founded. A Philadelphia native, Weinberg was a graduate of City College of New York and Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

Philadelphia HAD Purchases Community Center

The Philadelphia Hebrew Association of the Deaf, Inc., now in its 92nd year of service, has purchased The Rose Olanoff Community Center. Escrow closed on July 22, 1999. HAD had been leasing the building from the Friends of the Deaf for the past eight years.

Jewish Concert Interpreted

Also of interest for those who are Deaf but do like concerts- Debbie Friedman is performing at Temple Hesed in Scranton, PA on May 7, 2000. Friedman is a singer of contemporary Jewish music in America. Amine Weiss will interpret.

Sternberg's Sign Language CD-ROM 'Hot'

sternberg Multimedia 2000 announced on July 30th that The American Sign Language Dictionary v2.0, available on CDROM, has sold over 100,000 copies! Based on Dr. Martin L.A. Sternberg's reference book of the same name, it teaches American Sign Language (ASL) in a multimedia format which is ideal for the movement-based ASL. This approach allows users to see exactly how each sign is performed rather than relying on graphic representation. Multimedia 2000's ASL CD-ROM contains video demonstrations and illustrations for over 2600 signs, covering a wide variety of categories and situations.



This Month's Video

Irina, our event coordinator, shares the exciting updates of the #DeafChanukah event in this video!

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