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Jewish Education Meeting for Parents - Baltimore

CJE_specpopThe Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore, Maryland is hosting a Community Information Meeting at Park Heights JCC Community Room on Wednesday, July 25th for parents of students with special needs looking for options beyond high school.

According to posting by Yael Zelinger with Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education, the special population programs for young adults with significant learning differences include job skills, enrichment, academic skills development and independent living skills.

For more information, contact Rachel Delman Turniansky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: Center for Jewish Education

Jewish Deaf Association Deaf Awareness Training a success!

JDAvideo27th July 2012
Remark!

The Jewish Deaf Association has run a Deaf Awareness Training course at the Jewish Free School in North London since 2004, as part of the school’s Hand in Hand project, which gives students the opportunity to learn about the work of various charities. The Deaf Awareness training that JDA gives to JFS pupils may be their only experience of deaf people and is an opportunity for the charity to encourage the next generation to consider how they can communicate with Deaf people.

This year, in July, Jewish Deaf Association staff and members visited the Jewish Free School school to deliver their regular Deaf Awareness Training.  Chosen staff and students were split into three groups where, led by JDA volunteer Rebecca Clements, they were taught the signs for the song ‘Greatest Day’ by Take That.  

      Play Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3FtaVyUnN9o

At the final assembly, all 60 students, together with JDA members, staff and interpreters, went on stage to perform the signed song to the school audience and staff. The group received rapturous applause!

Source: http://remark.uk.com/newsid-947_Jewish%20Deaf%20Association%20Deaf%20Awareness%20Training%20a%20success

JDMM posts new items, announces new section for non-Jews, Art Gallery addition

PassoverStoryVideo: "A Passover Message"
This video story of two beggars talks about being proud Jews.

     Play Video: http://jewishdeafmm.org/passover-message




 

Announcement: Jewish Deaf Multimedia (JDMM) has started a section for non-Jewish people.  

noahide"Unlike the belief of many other religions, we do not encourage conversion. We strongly believe that as a non-Jew, you play an important role in this world.

"Judaism teaches that non-Jews are capable of earning a respected place in the Next World - provided they are from the "righteous of the nations of the world."

"In practical terms, what does this mean? It means observing a simple code of law called the Seven Noahide Laws."

     Play video - "The Seven Noahide Laws": http://jewishdeafmm.org/noahide#/i/0
     Play video - "Why "Noahide"?": http://jewishdeafmm.org/noahide#/i/1

Art Gallery Addition: Talia Jorgensen
JorgensenJDMM features an image taken by a talented woman with an eye for photography. Though the picture is of a Passover Seder, the themes found within are timeless.

     View JDMM Art Gallery - http://jewishdeafmm.org/talia-art

 

 

Why Fast?
WhyFastThe story in this video gives you information on What the purpose of fasting is, and how it helps us in our service of G-d.

      Play video - http://jewishdeafmm.org/why-fast

 

 

New Blog Post: "Transforming Tears"
TearsWhy does the sign for Tisha B'Av show a tear falling on one's cheek? This blog post also talks about the sad day of Tisha B'Av

     View Blog: http://jewishdeafmm.org/blog/13522775

 

 

 

Source: Jewish Deaf Multimedia

Gallaudet's William Chapman named to Jewish Sports Review All-America team for a second time

W_ChapmanJewish Sports Review
July 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Gallaudet University baseball outfielder William Chapman (Los Angeles, Calif.) was selected to the 2012 Jewish Sports Review All-America first team for college baseball at the Division II, III and NAIA levels for a second year in a row. This is Chapman's third award this year as he was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III South Region third team and the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) all-conference first team. Chapman is the only player from a NEAC school on this All-America team.

Chapman led the NEAC/NAC in doubles (18) this past season and was ranked second in on base percentage (.488), hit by pitch (13), third in batting average (.404), fourth in hits (55), runs (43), fifth in slugging percentage (.574), eighth in total bases (78), 14th in RBI (30) and 15th sacrifice flies (three) in the 41 games he started. His doubles total ranked 25th in the national Division III final rankings. In the field he had a .966 fielding percentage. He also made 11 pitching appearances (six starts) where he went 3-0 against conference opponents.

Chapman helped Gallaudet to its best season ever as the Bison compiled a 25-17 record and 10-4 conference mark. The Bison reached the NEAC West Division championship game but fell to Penn St.-Berks, 13-5. The 25 wins is a new single-season record for the Gallaudet program that dates back to the late 1800s.

About Jewish Sports Review (JSR)
The Jewish Sports Review is a bi-monthly publication that reports on athletes at the professional, college, and other levels who are Jewish. The "rules" for consideration is an athlete is Jewish if they have at least one Jewish parent, do not practice another faith and identify ethnically as Jewish. An athlete with at least one Jewish parent is excluded if they were raised in or converted to another faith or expresses a disinclination to be included in JSR. For more information please log onto www.jewishsportsreview.com.

2012 Jewish Sports Review College Baseball All-America First Team
(Division II, Division III, NAIA)

1B – Matt Glassman (Stevens Tech)
2B – Michael Goldfien (Grinnell)
SS – Sam Sager (Tufts)
3B – Mike Danziger (Kenyon)
C – Jeremy Zoll (Haverford)
C – Mike Samela (Amherst)
OF – Gabe Klein (Hamilton)
OF – William Chapman (Gallaudet)
OF – Jesse Weiss (Kenyon)
DH – Cody Maas (Georgia College & State Univ.)
UT – Jake Chaplin (Haverford)

Pitchers:
Sean Bierman (Tampa)
Travis Rook (Pomona-Pitzer)
Steve Kugligowski (North Park)
Nike Meerson (Macalester)
Andrew Levy (Salisbury)
Ben Goldberg (Trinity, Conn.)
Aaron Schwartz (Johns Hopkins)

Source: http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/releases/chapman-jewishaateam

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