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Conflicts With Jewish Holidays

Deaf organizations still continue to schedule their events that conflict with Jewish Holidays... Passover falls on Friday evening, April 10th this year. We know of two events, so far, that interfere with Jewish people who are involved in these events and may miss their family or community seders:

Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles, CA starts ROMEO and JULIET; Circus Verona on April 2 - May 10.

Chicago's Victory Gardens Theatre will be doing a full Equity production of Stephen Sachs' SWEET NOTHING IN MY EAR opening on April 4 through May 24.

New Jersey Deaf Awareness Week, Inc. had planned to host their next DEAF FEST on September 12, 1999 which is during Yom Kippur. This has been brought to President Phil Jacob's attention and they are investigating how this happened.

Jewish Deaf Actors

The popular theater production of 'Sweet Nothing In My Ear' will be coming to Chicago. Liz Tannebaum-Greco will star as "Laura" . It will run from April 4 through May 24th at Victory Gardens Theatre.

Jackie Roth, of New York City, is currently starring in Deaf West Theater's production in Los Angeles, CA. She plays the role of "Rosannah DeLuce" in the play 'Brilliant Traces'.

Roxanne Baker of Portland, ME participated in New Theatre's annual 'NeWorks' in Boston, MA where she presented 'My Hands Remember' at the Boston Center for the Arts on January 24 and 25th. This play was based on the life of Rose Steinberg Feld Rosman. Baker played the role of "Rose", an actual Holocaust survivor.

Wolk Center

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) recently received a commitment of $250,000 from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation. This grant, which will be spread over five years, will be used to establish a scholarship fund "to support deserving deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled at RIT who require financial assistance to complete their program requirements and earn their college degrees." The Wolk Foundation, based in Rochester, has a record of assisting deaf students through the establishment of the Wolk Center for Jewish Cultural Enrichment for the Deaf at RIT. NTID is part of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). "The continued involvement of the Wolk Foundation in assuring the success of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in college through scholarship assistance addresses our top priority in meeting the needs of our students. We are deeply grateful for their support," says Dr. Robert Davila, RIT vice president for NTID. JDCC has learned that Melinda Weinrib of New York has been hired as program director.

Ten Inducted In JDC Hall of Fame

Jewish Deaf Congress (JDC), the new name for the National Congress of Jewish Deaf, has announced the following people will be inducted to the JDC Hall of Fame during the 22nd NCJD/JDC convention at Universal City, CA on August 14, 1998: Rabbi Fred Friedman, Shirley Lerner and Ben Estrin (deceased) for the Religion Category; Myron Goldman, Richard Myers and Lawrence Yolles (both deceased) under the General Leadership category; Martin Florsheim and Lee Brody (deceased) for the Professional Category, and Richard Balk & Ronald Stern for Sports. JDCC News wishes them Mazel Tov!


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