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Temple Beth Solomon of Deaf is accepting High Holiday messages

TBStributeTemple Beth Solomon of the Deaf in Granada Hills, CA is now accepting New Year greetings, tributes or memorial messages in their High Holiday issue of The Congregation News.

This is a 50 year tradition and one of their annual fundraisers. Send the ad to TBS, PO Box 33396, Granada Hills, CA 91394. The deadline is August 12, 2013.

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Source: Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf

JDMM: New Parsha Videos

ParshasPinchas     > Parshas Pinchas
Find the secret ingredient that makes a huge difference in the way we live our lives.  Are you warm? No, we're not talking about the temperature in your room.

      Play video - http://jewishdeafmultimedia.createsend1.com/t/r-l-byhtuhy-ydlytdtyik-d/

 

ParshasBalak      > Parshas Balak
Obstacles in your path? Tired of dealing with them? Well, maybe it's time to gain a new perspective on life. Instead of dwelling on the small details of our lives, we should open ourselves to the fact that there is much that we do not know. And accept that knowledge with happiness. Bilaam was riding a donkey, on his way to meet a king. His donkey saw an angel blocking the way and stopped; Bilaam, however, decided to blame his donkey for the inconvenience instead.

     Play video - http://jewishdeafmultimedia.createsend1.com/t/r-l-bztiuk-ydlytdtyik-d/

ParshasChukas      > Parshas Chukas
William Lloyd Garrison who supported anti-slavery and women's suffrage once said: "With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."

This was certainly what the Jews did when confronted with the extreme unreasonability of the Edomites.

      Play video - http://jewishdeafmultimedia.createsend1.com/t/r-l-bpyhtl-ydlytdtyik-d/

ParshasKorach     > Parshas Korach
This week's parsha is about Korach, Moses' first cousin. They may have been close relatives, but they were very different in personality. Where Moses was humble to the point that he did not want to be a leader, Korach demanded leadership and elitism for everybody.But was Korach's objection just? Is everyone supposed to be a Moses? Why can't Moses share his power with others?

     Play video - http://jewishdeafmm.org/the-living-parsha/13808739/korach

Source: Jewish Deaf Multimedia

Youngster helps the hard of hearing

SunSentinelJune 21, 2013 | By Scott Fishman, Forum Publishing Group
SunSentinel


Rachel Friedman marked an important milestone in Jewish life with a fundraising effort that generated more than $4,000.

The student at Falcon Cove Middle School in Weston took the money raised from her bat mitzvah project and donated it to the Dr. Jack Mills Scholarship Fund, which helps provide hearing aids and other services to those who wouldn't be able to afford them otherwise.

The cause is a personal one, as Friedman was diagnosed with mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss about a decade ago.

"I want other children who need to wear hearing aids know that they can fit in, accomplish anything that they want to and just be a regular kid," she said. "I have never let hearing loss stand in my way and want to be a positive example to other children, so they realize they should always feel good about themselves."

She began her project by speaking to aural rehabilitation and audiology graduate-level classes at Nova Southeastern University in Davie to give a firsthand account of what it's like for a child with hearing loss and how to better work with them. Friedman was fitted with hearing aids and cared for at NSU's audiology clinic by Erica Friedland.

Friedman began fundraising two months prior to her bat mitzvah, sending a letter to friends and family explaining the importance of what she was doing. In it, she wrote about helping a 7-year-old from New York who had recently been diagnosed with hearing loss become comfortable wearing hearing aids to school. She also coordinated with her synagogue and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

Alison Friedman is proud of her daughter's efforts.

"When Rachel presented the donation to Nova Southeastern University, I could not have been more proud of my daughter," she said. "At that moment, I realized that rather than her hearing loss being a disability, it is an inspiration for her to help others. Rachel's kindness and compassion toward others is a quality that I will always love and admire in her."

For her daughter, the project is ongoing and includes speaking to other children with a hearing loss to offer them hope, confidence and support.

Donations for the hearing impaired, through NSU's Dr. Jack Mills Scholarship Fund, may be directed to Wren Newman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contributions can also be made to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at Asha.org/nsslha.

Source: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-06-21/news/fl-cn-rachel-0623-20130621_1_hearing-loss-audiology-clinic-hearing-aids

Shabbat Service, Manhattan - June & July

townvillageThe following two upcoming Shabbat services at Town & Village Synagogue will be interpreted:

Service with full readings from the Torah and Haftorah (Prophets)

Saturday, June 29th
10 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday, July 13th
10 AM - 12:30 PM  

Town & Village (T&V) Synagogue
334 East 14th Street
[between 1st and 2nd Avenues]
Manhattan

A Kiddush (refreshments and social hour) will follow Services. Out of respect for Shabbat, pen, paper and electronic devices cannot be used at T&V.

For additional information, contact Bram Weiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (212) 677-0368 Voice.

Source: Bram Weiser

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