WASHINGTON SOCIETY OF JEWISH DEAF
E-NEWS
Connecting the Jewish Deaf Community of the
Greater Washington Metro Area
October 29, 2018 | 20 Cheshvan 5779 | Issue # 8
SPECIAL EDITION
COMMUNITY AND INTERFAITH SERVICE AND SOLIDARITY GATHERING: A VIGIL
ASL Interpreted!

Monday, October 29, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec St NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP is required. To learn more, click here .


Hear from community leaders including Washington, DC's   Mayor Muriel Bowser Governor of Virginia   Ralph Northam, and   Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan .

Parking is limited. Accessible by a Cleveland Park Metro stop. Please note that seats will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early in order to proceed through heightened security.  
WE STAND WITH TREE OF LIFE * OR L'SIMCHA CONGREGATION
The Washington Society of Jewish Deaf joins the many who mourn along with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh following the horrifying shooting at the Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation in Squirrel Hills on Saturday, October 27, during their Shabbat morning service. This service also included a baby naming ceremony, a time that should have been a part of a joyful memory.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the eleven people who have lost their lives. May their memory be for a blessing. We also wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured. 

Let us not be afraid of who we are – and share a commitment in working towards building a community based on caring, kindness, and civility. Together, we can work towards overcoming anti-semitism and other challenges we currently face. 

In addition to lighting a Yahrzeit candle to remember those who have lost their lives, there are different ways we can take action:

  1. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has established the Victims of Terror Fund which will be earmarked for additional security throughout Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, medical bills for those affected, resources required to help Pittsburgh's religious and day school students process the October 27th tragic events, and other services that may prove necessary in the future.
  2. Make a donation to HIAS. HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. The murderer was obsessed with HIAS.  https://www.hias.org/
GIVE BACK TO THE WSJD COMMUNITY
The Washington Society of Jewish Deaf Caring Committee (WSJD CC) is made up of volunteers who offer support to the community during times of personal difficulty.

To learn more, go to: http://wsjdeaf.org/caring-committee/
SUPPORT WSJD
To help offset costs of expenses (i.e. facility rental, website maintenance, and other incidentals), WSJD welcomes donations. There are two ways to make the donation.

  1. Donate online at the WSJD website at www.wsjdeaf.org/donate.
  2. To donate by check, mail a check to:
Washington Society of Jewish Deaf
P.O. Box 4141
West McLean, VA 22103-4141

WSJD is a 501(C)3 tax-deductible non-profit organization. All contributions to WSJD are tax deductible to the extent of the law. No goods or services will be provided in exchange of your generous donation.
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WE THANK OUR SPONSOR AND PARTNER!
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P.O. Box 4141 | West McLean, Virginia 22103-4141