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MSAD/DEAF To Host Play About Jewish

The Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf (DEAF) is holding open auditions in April for their upcoming play, 'Teshuvah!', scheduled to be shown at the Boston Center for Arts during the third week of June. Funded by the Very Special Arts, auditions, being held at DEAF, are for a grandfather/cantor, a 12-13 year old boy who is Deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL), a male understudy, and two non-Jewish female & male as well as voice interpreters. For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHAD Hosts Forum On Jewish vs. Deaf Cultures

Alan Abarbanell from Chicago, IL is scheduled to give a lecture during a panel discussion with hearing parents of Deaf children and Deaf parents with hearing children at the Rose Olanoff Community Center in Philadelphia, PA on April 1 8th. This forum, Jewish Deaf vs. Jewish Hearing Culture" and the issue of The Status of the Deaf Person in Jewish Law" is being hosted by the Hebrew Association of the Deaf.

Hospital Found Guilty Of Discriminating Under ADA

Judge Robert W. Sweet of Federal District Court in Manhattan, NY on April 17th found the Mount Sinai Medical Center guilty of discriminating against the husband of a Deaf couple for not providing a sign language interpreter during Lamaze classes. The hospital also did not provide interpreters during birth of the couple, Jeffrey & Naomi Bravin's newborn son, Ethan Raymond nor the following week when the baby was treated for low blood sugar in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. This occurred in 1997 when the Bravins were living in New York City.  The birth, according to their attorney Alan J. Rich, was like a Marx Brothers movie" with Mrs. Bravin Trying to interpret between contractions, to explain what [Jeff] Bravin was supposed to be doing. The judge ruled that the hospital violated state and Federal laws requiring accommodations for the disabled, but rejected the class-action claim of the Bravins and the Civic Association of the Deaf of New York City, a watchdog group on the legal rights of the Deaf. The judge, after ruling in favor of the Bravins, scheduled the decision on the amount of damages for May.

Annual Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration Interpreted

Sign language interpreters will be provided during the 22nd Annual Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration sponsored by Westchester Jewish Conference on Sunday, April 11th at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, NY. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be guest speaker. Admission is free. For information, e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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