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JDRC eNews: Event Announcement

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 20 Av 5782


Introduction to Judaism in ASL Class will meet on Zoom:

Mondays, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST.

November 14 - May 15, 2023 (21 ninety-minute sessions)

Registration is open for URJ Introduction to Judaism taught entirely in American Sign Language (ASL) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults.


Join Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe for this engaging, 21-session online course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens.

Tuition is $180. Register with your partner for an additional $90. Offered

in partnership between Union for Reform Judaism and the Jewish Deaf Resource Center.

For more information, contact: Learning@urj.org.


With your support, JDRC has partnered with two organizations in the wider Jewish community to offer courses to the Jewish Deaf community.

This year, we successfully piloted a course in partnership with Academy for Jewish Religion to train ASL interpreters, Certified Deaf Interpreters and Deaf prayer leaders to better understand and interpret Jewish liturgy. Those who participated in this course are now better equipt to give congregations a richer experience in a variety of Jewish settings.

For the last two years, we partnered with Union for Reform Judaism in offering a course called Introduction to Judaism in ASL. This course was made available to Jewish Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, Deaf Jews by choice and Deaf Jews seeking conversions.

Please help us to continue with these initiatives and more! Your donation of any amount will greatly help JDRC continue to partially subsidize these and other courses so that Deaf and hard of hearing students can fully participate. To donate, please visit this link

JDRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit national 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. 

Additionally, the JDRC administers the UJA Federation of New York Jewish Community Deaf Interpreting Fund. For more information, visit this link.


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


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The Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC), a national 501C3 non-profit organization, established in 1996, builds bridges between Jews who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the individuals and organizations which serve the Jewish community through advocacy, communication access solutions, inclusive policy and practices, partnerships, resources, and education/awareness training.  

If you need information or have questions, contact us at jewishdeafresourcecenter@gmail.com.

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