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Ten-year-old from Bushey cuts long hair to raise money for North Finchley-based Jewish Deaf Association and Chai Cancer Care

Bushey1By Chris Hewett
5:40pm Tuesday 30th July 2013 in News

A ten-year-old girl has given her waist-length hair the chop to raise money on behalf of her disabled younger brother.

Mia Sorkin snipped 17 inches from her brown locks to raise more than £1,100 for the North Finchley-based Jewish Deaf Association and Chai Cancer Care.

Photo: Mia Sorkin snipped 17 inches from her brown locks. Credit: Sophie Yershon Photography

The primary school student decided to cut her hair for the two charities as both have helped her younger brother Kieran, seven, who was born profoundly deaf and without ears.

Bushey2Mia was joined by Ayelet Ezekiel, an eight-year-old Sinai School classmate of Kieran’s, in taking part in the charity haircut.

Sue Cipin, Executive Director of the JDA, based in Woodside Park Road said: “It was a wonderful gesture of Mia and Ayelet to have their beautiful hair cut off to help raise money for the Jewish Deaf Association.

“We are delighted to have been able to support the Sorkin family over the years and the girls’ kindness and generosity means that we will be able to continue helping other families give the best possible start in life to their deaf children.”

The children’s Just Giving donation page will remain open until October and contributions can be made at www.justgiving.com/cutcancer

Photo: The primary school student decided to cut her hair for the two charities as both have helped her younger brother Kieran, 7. Credit: Sophie Yershon Photography

Source: http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/10580923.Ten_year_old_gives_away_long_locks_for_disabled_brother/

How to sign the word "Jew"

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The author/publisher is Jolanta Lapiak, who describes herself as an ASL instructor and ASL/Ameslan literary artist specializing in sign language. "Born a native signer to native signers (family and communities from Europe to North America), my work is a labor of love and passion for sign language."

Jolanta is based in Edmonton, Canada.

Source: http://www.handspeak.com/word/?dict=ja&signID=3480

Temple Beth Solomon of Deaf - memorial booklet

TBSyikzorTemple Beth Solomon of the Deaf in Granada Hills, CA is now accepting listing of deceased loved ones in a memorial booklet which will be used during their Yizkor service on Yom Kippur.

The deadline to order listing is September 6th.

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

Source:  Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf

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