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It’s time to hear the pleas of deaf athletes in Israel

IsraelDeafSportOrganizationBy ALLON SINAI
08/17/2011 07:44
The Jerusalem Post
jpost.com

Sinai Says: On September 16, 3rd World Deaf Basketball Championships will get underway in Italy, and once more Israel nat'l team has been forced to beg for money in order to represent the country that shamelessly fails to fund it. 

Photo by: Israel Deaf Sport Organization

It is often said that no news is good news.

Not in this case.

On September 16, the 3rd World Deaf Basketball Championships will get underway in Palermo, Italy, and once more the Israel national team has been forced to beg for money in order to represent the country that shamelessly fails to fund it.

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Jewish Community Center Of Greater Washington Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

EEOCU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Press release
8/3/11

Hearing-Impaired Assistant Teacher to Receive $100,000

BALTIMORE  – One of the largest metropolitan Jewish community centers in the country will  pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination  lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the  agency announced today. The EEOC had  charged that the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW) in Rockville, Md.,  violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) when it demoted and fired an  assistant teacher because of her hearing impairment.

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What Conservative Judaism Committee Did Exactly

CJLSIn the July issue, JDCC posted a message from the Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC) applauding the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) for unanimously passing a historic Teshuvah positively impacting the lives of Jews who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.  

"With this Teshuvah, the Conservative Jewish Movement now recognizes that individuals who communicate in sign language are equals and that the Conservative Jewish community must strive to be accessible and inclusive."

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Carol Trachtenberg Joins TBS Board

CarolTrachtenbergCarol Trachtenberg, retired in June two years ago and has recently joined the TBS Board of Directors as vice president and we couldn't be happier about it. She served on TBS' 50th Committee working in the most difficult area of seating and reservations demonstrating her ability as a patient go-getter! When Carol says she is going to do something, you can absolutely count on it. After years of working as a teacher her organizational skills are superb and she has taken on the task of chairwoman of the Sisterhood's 50th taking place next year.

Carol was born in Brooklyn and grew up in New York City, the oldest of four siblings and the only girl. She and her youngest brother, David, were both born deaf due to the genetic predisposition on her mother's side of the family. Both middle brothers, Alan and Larry are hearing. Growing up with three brothers no doubt influenced Carol’s love of the outdoors and adventure. Even though she really wanted a sister, she was thrilled when her mother gave her a deaf brother. They had the typical deaf, Jewish experience growing up in a hearing home, being exposed to holiday family gatherings for Hanukkah and Passover, but no formal religious education.

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