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December 8, 2021| 4 Tevet 5782

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Jewish Liturgy Lectures

12 Tuesdays beginning

February 1, 2022

5:30 - 7:00 PM EST

ASL Prayer Study Lab

12 Thursdays beginning

February 3, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 PM EST

Fees for One Semester (12 weeks):

$ 150 - Deaf Prayer Leaders

$ 300 - ASL Interpreters and CDIs

This course will focus on the depth, structure, and spiritual meaning of Jewish liturgy with special focus on the Friday night service. The course will be taught by an AJR Professor of Liturgy along with two ASL interpreters.

In addition, students will also attend the ASL Prayer Study Lab hosted by JDRC.

Why join us:

  1. Develop a deeper understanding of the Friday night service liturgy to enable you to translate meaningfully into ASL.
  2. Participate together with a community of learners dedicated to increasing spirituality of services.
  3. Become a credentialized interpreter or lay leader of the Friday night services.
  4. CEUs for ASL interpreters and CDIs from RID is pending approval


  1. The first semester class is limited to 18 students. Please fill out this Interest Form at this link by December 31, 2021.
  2. AJR and JDRC will review the list of interested individuals to ensure that we have the right number of ASL interpreters, CDIs, and prospective Deaf prayer leaders. After we select from the list of interested individuals, we will email you the registration/payment form.
  3. For more information, email the jewishdeafresourcecenter@gmail.com.


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Special thanks go to UJA-Federation of New York for their financial support.



Academy for Jewish Religion

Since its founding in 1956 as a rabbinical school, the Academy for Jewish Religion has been at the forefront of pluralistic rabbinic and cantorial training. AJR's teachings respectfully span the full spectrum of Judaism; their faculty and students cross denominational lines, representing the full spectrum of the Jewish community.

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Jewish Deaf Resource Center

The Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC), established in 1996, builds communication bridges between Jews who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the individuals and organizations which serve the Jewish community throughout North America. In partnership with the wider Jewish community, JDRC works to improve communication access through advocacy, inclusive policy changes, solutions and resource sharing.

JDRC welcomes donations at its webpage to support its initiatives. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

The JDRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, national, and pluralistic organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your generous donation.

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