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December Dilemma



Chanukah, which always falls on the twenty-fifth of Kislev, is usually held during the month of December. As a result, it can be a difficult time for Jewish people especially children who are exposed to Christmas decorations and trimmings in their surroundings.

Christmas is a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Many symbols are used to celebrate Christmas such as a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, candy canes, wreaths, ornaments, or nativity scenes.


Deaf Jews In Sports

Larry Brick One Tremendous Athlete In His Prime
pp6 How good was Larry Brick, the just retired administrator at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, as an athlete when he was much younger?

For starters he is a two-time WGD (World Games for the Deaf) athlete, a gold medalist in tennis. And he would have been in three Games except he had to stay home to be with his wife when their child was born.


Jewish Deaf Profile

The Motorcycle Instructor Is Deaf and Jewish!
Louis Caplan

pp7 Motorcycling has a serious image problem these days - by too far too many people have this image of these unsavory, dangerous-looking characters - bearded, ponytailed, and heavily tattooed, whipping their bikes around and hanging out at the biker bars. Also it does not help when perception persists of cycling itself as a dangerous adventure, with too many accidents on the road.

Nevertheless, there are many people of respectable professions - doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants, scientists riding bikes and they do not look very unlawful at all nor do they perform daredevil cycling stunts.


Jewish Deaf Business

Steven Rattner, DDS
6100 Westchester Park
College Park, MD 20740
TTY: 301/474-8278
FAX: 301/474-3330

How About A Jewish Deaf Dentist?
pp12 Dr. Steven Rattner, DDS has been a practising dentist since 1982. A Washington, D.C. native, Rattner has remained in the area and operates his own general dental practice in College Park, MD.

His wife is Tracey [Ballan], a Gallaudet graduate, and they have two daughters: Michelle who is 6 1/2 and Jaclyn, 10 1/2 years old.

Rattner, 43, explains that after four years at University of Maryland where he majored in chemistry, he studied for another four years at University of Maryland Dental School before he took the Board exam.



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Announcing Mozzeria as CSD SVF Business Partner

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