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Barbara Ella Boyd

BoydDror2September 7, 1944 – February 14, 2011

A giant has departed from our realm. She left not just a strong but a gigantic impression on many of us that she touched. Her trademark smiles, chuckles and twinkles in the eye will be missed. She was a teacher, friend, mom and mentor to many of us. She retired last year from the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) after working there for more than 30 years.

Barbara Ella Boyd (left) with Sharon Ann Dror, JDCC President at Sharon's 50th birthday party 12/12/10.


Beth Torah of the Deaf (BTD) 34th Annual Melava Malka

JoshuaSoudakoff1aOn Saturday night, November 27th, 2010, Beth Torah of the Deaf (BTD) in Brooklyn, NY held its 34th annual Melava Malka.

Melava Malka is the name of a meal held by Jewish people on Saturday evening after Sabbath ends. The goal is to, figuratively, "escort Shabbat out the door by singing and eating as if saying goodbye to someone departing a city." It is a custom that goes back thousands of years.


Presentation made during Beth Torah of the Deaf’s 34th Annual Melave Malka

Guest Speaker: Joshua Soudakoff
November 27, 2010

It is my great honor to be invited to come and speak to you all tonight. First of all, I would like to say mazal tov to Zissy Moskowitz for being honored with the “Interpreter of the Year” award. I have known Zissy for several years now, and I know that she definitely deserves it!


Matchmaking for the Jewish Deaf and Hard of Hearing

OUmatchmakingBy Batya Jacob
January 09, 2011
Orthodox Union - Shabbat Shalom

Finding true love seems to be a major challenge for adults today. How do you meet someone; what qualities are important to you; how will you know when it’s the right one?

The Jewish deaf and hard of hearing community faces all of these challenges and more since communication is the first issue and foremost issue they need to confront. Darby Yusapov, a deaf signing employee of the Orthodox Union summed it up:



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