Programs and Efforts http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/index.php/tzedek-justice/inclusion/programs-and-efforts en Inclusion Efforts in Our Communities: Shaare Tefila Congregation http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/index.php/node/20126 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Inclusion Efforts in Our Communities: Shaare Tefila Congregation</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/users/rabbsuperuser" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rabbsuperuser</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:41</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div style="margin-bottom:10px"><b>Posted on: </b>Monday December 15, 2014</div><p><a href="http://www.shaaretefila.org/" target="_blank">Shaare Tefila Congregation </a>in Olney, Maryland offers sign language interpretation at shabbat morning services once a month. A member of the congregation approached Rabbi Jonah Layman and asked for his High Holiday sermons in advance so that she could sign to her cousin. Rabbi Layman then asked if she would be willing to sign on shabbat as well. The synagogue has advertised on the Washington Society for the Jewish Deaf listserv in order to reach out to the Jewish deaf community. Though no one who is deaf - aside from the cousin of the one who signs - attends, it is important for the shul to know that all Jews should feel welcome in the synagogue.</p> <p>Here are a few links to help you learn more about the Jewish deaf community and to get involved:</p> <p><a href="http://www.jdrc.org" target="_blank">The Jewish Deaf Resource Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.uscj.org/Aboutus/Publications/CJ_VoicesofConservative_MasortiJudaism/TheCurrentIssue/Winter20112012/AllowingtheDeaftobeJews.aspx" target="_blank">Allowing the Deaf to be Jews</a> - article in Kolot</p> <p><a href="https://wsjdeaf.org/resource/">Washington Society of Jewish Deaf</a> - has a resources page on its website that is very helpful</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-node-story field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=20126&amp;2=comment_node_story&amp;3=comment_node_story" token="-j9SizHW2Sj7Y2FEuzFXWj4XiB-Uwpazh-jFAOhZ1Ks"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:41:29 +0000 rabbsuperuser 20126 at http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/index.php/node/20126#comments