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Summer Judaic Deaf Studies

Nona Balk with Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf (HSD) in Skokie, IL has announced that they are organizing a summer program with five Jewish Deaf educators. Scheduled to give presentations in August: Dr. Simon Carmel on Jewish Deaf Folklore/Heritage; Dr. Larry Fleischer on Jewish Deaf Culture; Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, DO on Jewish Deaf Medieval Philosopher: Abul Barakat; Dr. Bernard Bragg on Judaism in Drama, and Dr. Curtis Robbins on Jewish Deaf History in Education. All presentations will be held in the evenings at HSD and accessible to both Deaf and hearing participants. Since seating is limited, reservations are required. For information, contact HSD at 847t677-6724 TTY, 847/677-3330 Voice or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glickman Coming Out With Another Book

Deaf comedian Ken Glickman, also known as 'Prof. Glick' in his DEAFology 101 performances, has announced his new 256-page book on proverbs reflecting the 'Deaf Experience'. Glickman says that his book, 'Deaf Proverbs - A Proverbial Professor's Points to Ponder' will be available in both hardback and softback in August. "Hearing people have had their proverbs ever since the beginning of civilization," Glickman explains, And it wasn't until earlier this year when I was reading one of their many proverbial books, it suddenly dawned on me that we Deafies have never had our own collection of proverbs.." For information, contact DEAFinitely Yours Studios, 9201 Long Branch Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20901 or visit their website at http://www.deafology.com/proverbs.htm

Jacob Named Distinguished Alumni

jacob Philip J. Jacob of West Orange, NJ has been named as the 1999 Distinguished Alumni for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). This is the highest alumni honor on a NTID graduate and it is a commendation to a deaf or hard of hearing alumnus in their chosen field who are also actively involved with and contributing to the deaf community and promotes spirit among NTID/RIT alumni. Jacob is president of New Jersey Deaf Awareness Week (NJDAW) which coordinates the biennial 'Deaf Fest' event.


Matlin to Produce First Movie

Academy-winning Deaf actress Marlee Matlin is currently in production of her first movie, a courtroom thriller titled "Where the Truth Lies" which airs as the movie of the month on Lifetime cable on September 14th. It is being produced through Hearst Entertainment in association with Greentree Films and Solo One Productions, the latter being Marlee Matlin and Jack Jason's company. Marlee Matlin and Jack Jason are one of the four executive producers. Matlin, herself, also appears in the film as a woman accused of murdering a senatorial candidate. Shooting is taking place in the Portland, OR area. "It's not a deaf story per se, meaning it doesn't have a deaf story line", Jason explains, "it just happens to feature a deaf character".


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