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The Jewish Calendar


Ever noticed that when it comes to important Jewish dates such as holidays, celebrations, anniversaries or deaths, the date does not remain the same each year?

Many different calendars are used around the world and some religions have their own calendars. The American calendar, which has been around since the Roman Empire, is based on the sun's solar cycle i.e. 364 1/4 days to make one revolution around the sun with one additional day added every four years to make up for that 1/4th day.


Interpreter’s Corner

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This month, I would like to share with you my opinion on a topic that may not be considered "Politically Correct".

I have been thinking a lot about the role of an interpreter for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah of a deaf child or adult. More and more deaf adults and children are studying and planning for this momentous Life Cycle event. I think the interpreter plays a unique role in these preparations.


Young Adults Corner



Adam Stone
Del Mar, CA


Do The Mitzvah Thing!
It's a well-known fact that the Torah contains 613 commandments, or mitzvahs. Some include: circumcising your son, how a leper must shave his head, one should not practice sorcery, or seek information from the dead. In addition, there is a commandment not to appear in the sanctuary during festivals without a sacrifice. Mitzvahs (in the contemporary sense) are good deeds. Like going to a soup kitchen, donating clothes, cleaning the kitchen for your folks, and all kinds of nice stuff.


Surviving The Holocaust

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Fred Fedrid

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with deaf survivors of the Holocaust during World War II.

Eleanor Comer of Edmonds, Washington wrote this column about her father, Fred Fedrid.



This Month's Video

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

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