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Deaf Daughter found Deaf Biological Parents 18 years later

rothmaniDeafNews interview with Deaf daughter with her biological parents

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RIVERSIDE: Gerald Burstein is benefactor for deaf causes

Burstein_CommFdnBY DANIEL FOSTER
AND MAURA AMMENHEUSERTHE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Published: 20 April 2012 05:31 PM

Young Gerald “Bummy” Burstein rose at 5 a.m. to commute to a New York City public junior high for 500 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Burstein was born deaf in 1926.

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Pesach Conference held for Deaf

AIMMES_PesachCOLLIVE
Apr 11, 2012

Hundreds of deaf and hard of hearing individuals participated in a conference about Pesach last week at the synagogue Seminar of Israelite de France.

The AIMMES organization - Jewish Association for Deaf, Dumb and Hard-of-Hearing - held a major conference event on April 1.

The conference, held at the synagogue Seminar of Israelite de France, included lectures given about Pesach with simultaneous translation into sign language on a giant screen.

AIMMES_Pesach2In attendance were the Chief Rabbi of France - Gilles Bernheim, Chief Rabbi Alain Goldmann, the president of ASJF - Celine Hayat, President of ACSJF - Dimitri Portnoi, and Isser Lubecki (student in the Yeshiva Lubavitch in Toronto, Canada) who presented a video prepared by Yehoshua Soudakoff, subtitled in French translated by Mrs. Feiga Lubecki.

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Grapevine: One man who made a difference

IsraelBusBy GREER FAY CASHMAN
JPost.com
03/04/2012     

In trying to persuade, campaigners for causes often use the expression “one man can make a difference.”

  • IN THEIR efforts of persuasion, campaigners for causes often use the expression “one man can make a difference.”
Trite as it sounds, it is actually true – as was evidenced this week with the inauguration of a direct bus route from Ofakim to Tel Aviv. The person responsible for persuading the Transport Ministry and the Metropolitan Bus Company to introduce the new route is 28-yearold Avihai Sheli, who works for a Tel Aviv investment company and who was sick of the nightmare of the daily twoand- a-half-hour drive to and from work.

Sheli, who is blind and hearing impaired, decided to make a case not only for himself but for all the people who would benefit from a direct bus line.

Aided by students from Sapir College, Sheli prepared his argument and put it to the ministry and to Metropolitan.

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