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New "Jewish Freecycle" site

JewishFreeCycleBrian and Abigail Danyleyko in Metairie, LA has launched Jewish Freecycle for people to donate or are in need of children's clothing, furniture, linens, computer for college, etc.

"In recent days, we noticed with the economy lagging some of our 'brothers' and 'sisters' have needed a bit of help (short-term or occasional) or just to get over the proverbial 'rough spot', they explain, instead of going to thrift shops, why not support our own community through "Jewish Freecycle?"

The site can be found at http://www.jewishfreecycle.com/index.html

Source: Brian and Abigail Danyleyko

Judaism Interpreters Workshop - NYC

JDRCThe Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC, www.JDRC.org) is presenting "Judaism 101: A Workshop for Interpreters in ASL" at Congregation Rodeph Sholom (7 West 83rd Street in Manhattan) from 10:30am to 4pm on Sunday, November 20, 2011.

Jessica Ames, CI, CT, and Naomi Brunnlehrman, MA will lead an interactive presentation.

Interpreters, interpreting students and deaf members are welcome. There will be a kosher dairy lunch, and 0.5 RID CEUs will also be awarded.

Registration form can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/JDRCNov20PDF. For registration information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Source: Jewish Deaf Resource Center

Opportunities for Jewish deaf men or female in NYC

HalachaAre you a Jewish deaf man living in New York City?

Got nothing to do between 9:50 and 10:30 every Monday night?

Come learn some Torah at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn every week! This is the place to refuel your soul and stimulate your mind.

Topic: Halacha (Jewish Law) and Parsha (the weekly Torah portion)

For questions, send message to http://jewishdeafmm.org/contact.

Are you a Jewish deaf woman living in New York...    



Are you a Jewish deaf woman living in New York City?

Got nothing to do between 1 and 2 pm every Wednesday?

Come learn some Torah at 667 Crown Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn every week! Here's the opportunity for you to ask all the questions you ever wanted to ask.

Topic: The Laws of Shabbos and the Parsha (weekly Torah portion)

For questions, send message to http://jewishdeafmm.org/contact.


Source: Jewish Deaf Multimedia

Turkey Now Accepts Quake Aid; JDC Raises Funds

AmJewishJointDistTuesday, October 25, 2011
The New York Jewish Week

[EDITOR'S NOTE: See mention of programs for deaf children in blue, below]

Two days after rebuffing repeated Israeli offers of aid, Turkey on Tuesday accepted help and Israel quickly sent an aid convoy that included seven tents to shelter some of those whose homes were destroyed in Sunday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

The American Jewish Joint distribution Committee is also distributing heaters to quake victims and plans to send an assessment team to the area. The JDC with its partners in Turkey, the Turkish Jewish Community and the International Blue Crescent, has operated in Turkey for nearly two decades. It provides community development support to the Jewish community, as well as a humanitarian program that includes earthquake relief, disaster preparedness training, programs for deaf children and vocational training for adults with disabilities.

In 1999, Israeli rescue teams helped to dig people from rubble following another earthquake in Turkey.

Although Israel plans to send more tents in coming days, Turkey has continued to insist that Israeli rescue crews were not needed. At least 461 people were killed in the earthquake, which left more than 100 homes collapsed in the city of Ercis.

Turkey did, however, accept help from Iranian rescue teams, which a Turkish official stressed was not a slight to Israel.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said the official explained that it was because Turkey’s border with Iran is less than an hour from the disaster, allowing Iranian rescue workers to reach the site even before Turkish teams.      

Among the more than 2,000 medical personnel and rescue teams handling the search are many volunteers from Turkish non-profits, including 200 from the IHH, the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation perhaps best known for funding part of the Turkish flotilla that in May 2010 tried to forcibly break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, the newspaper reported.

Israeli-Turkish relations have soured in recent years and worsened after the flotilla incident, in which eight Turks and a Turkish-American aboard one of the boats were killed in a scuffle with Israeli soldiers.

When Israel refused Turkish requests for an apology, Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador and downgraded political and military ties with Israel.

Source: http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/breaking_news/turkey_now_accepts_quake_aid_jdc_raises_funds


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