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Letter to the Editor

Enjoyed reading the story of the family of Kathleen Horowitz who survived the Holocaust.  Would enjoy reading more stories of survivors of World War II.

Marcia Nowak
Via JDCC.org


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ASL Tours - The Jewish Museum, NYC

TeaTimeToursThe Jewish Museum has announced two "Tea Time" tours during June:

"Jack Goldstein x 10,000"
Monday, June 3 at 2:00pm

Educator Emmanuel von Schack will lead tour presented in American Sign Language of the special exhibition "JACK GOLDSTEIN × 10,000" followed by light refreshments with museum staff.

"As it were.... So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom"
Monday, June 17 at 2:00pm
Educator Alexandria Wailes will lead tour presented in ASL of the special exhibition "As it were ... So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom" followed by light refreshments with museum staff.

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Admission is free but advance reservations is required, call 212-423-3225 Voice or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Source: Analucia Ocampo, The Jewish Museum


NYC temples offer community led Shabbat Service - June 21

JDRC_RodephJewish Deaf Resource Center, Inc. (JDRC) and Congregation Rodeph Sholom are holding:

Community-Led
Friday Eve Shabbat
Learner's Service / Havurah

This service will be conducted in sign language with the prayerbook projected on a screen.

When: June 21st

Time: 6-7:15pm
          Special Oneg to follow

Where: Congregation Rodeph Sholom
             7 W 83rd St, 6th Floor
             New York, NY 10024

     Flyer: http://rodephsholom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/asl-service_flyer.pdf

Contact them if you are interested in leading a prayer. They will help all interested attendees prepare beforehand. The service will not be interpreted in voice. It is performed only in sign language.

For info or to RSVP, contact Jessica Ames at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Source: Bram Weiser

 

Historic Jewish Deaf school honoured by Nightingale Hammerson Care Home in Wandsworth

RSJDCRemark!, UK
7th May 2013

Former pupils of the historic Residential School for Jewish Deaf Children (RSJDC) gathered at the Nightingale Hammerson care on Sunday 21 April. They came to see Wandsworth Mayor Cllr Adrian Knowles unveil a plaque marking the site of the school, which stood there from 1899 to 1965. Many of its students spent their childhood years at the school.


Photo:  (L to R): Mira Goldberg, former RSJDC pupil, Wandsworth Mayor Adrian Knowles, Leon Smith, Chief Executive of Nightingale Hammerson and Sue Cipin, Executive Director of Jewish Deaf Association

Over 70 people, many now long-standing members of the Jewish Deaf Association attended the event together with JDA executive director Sue Cipin and members of staff, RSJDC former teachers Liz Wieneke and Norma Lebihan, Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Leon Smith and Shanee Buxton, headmistress of residential Oak Lodge School for Deaf children which today shares part of the site.

Unveiling the plaque, Mr Mayor, a fluent BSL signer whose late parents were both deaf, said: “I am here with many of my parents’ friends, showing the world what a child of deaf adults can achieve.  Oak Lodge, next door, preserves deaf education on the site and is one of the charities I support as Mayor.”

Former RSJDC student Mira Goldberg was one of 10 remaining children at the school. She was sent there from Iran by her parents in order to have a better education and attended aged 2-18.  When the school closed, JDA gave her a home above its former centre in Stamford Hill as well as a home to JDA members Harry Newman and Israel Itzkowitz.

Mira, now a Trustee of the Jewish Deaf Association, heads up BSL Tuesdays information, advice and advocacy service for Deaf and Deafblind people in Barnet which is filling a much-needed gap in support services in the Borough.

Source: http://remark.uk.com/newsid-1325_Historic%20Jewish%20Deaf%20school%20honoured%20by%20Nightingale%20Hammerson%20Care%20Home%20in%20Wandsworth

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