Enjoy last year's NYC Deaf Chanukah Celebration?


Rabbi Soudakoff lights the three candles of the evening on the De'VIA Menorah. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 27 41

This year will be even bigger and better!


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superdeafy1 Jackie Roth, our Master of Ceremonies

Who is invited?

You are! We invite everyone to come join in the festive spirit of Chanukah! The event is run by the Jewish Deaf community, and we will also provide voice interpretation, in addition to a Russian Sign Language interpreter. Every person is welcomed, even if you are not Jewish.

What is this all about?

Building on the success of last year's event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, this event is all about getting together and celebrating our Jewish Deaf identity. New York is a big place, and throughout the year we don't have the chance to meet up as a community. Now we do.

When is this?

The NYC Deaf Chanukah Celebration is on Thursday evening, December 10, 2015, from 5:30-10 PM. This is the fifth night of Chanukah.

How much does it cost?

- $30 per adult
- $15 per child between 6-12 years old
- Children 5 and under enter for free


The Chanukah Celebration will take place at 164 E 68th Street, New York, NY 10065 - or better known as the Park East Synagogue. It is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The synagogue is a gorgeous place and a historical site, built in 1889 and designed in the Moorish Revival style. Indeed, it is one of fewer than a hundred surviving nineteenth-century American synagogues. Come and see history in person!

What's the dress code like?

We will have a photographer capturing the best moments of the event - be sure to dress nice and look sharp! (No sneakers, please)

What's the program like?

We will have a grand menorah lighting ceremony with a special 9-foot high menorah designed by Ellen Mansfield, a Jewish Deaf artist. Leading the ceremony is Jackie Roth, our Master of Ceremonies. Our guest of honor is Howard Rosenblum, the CEO of the National Association of the Deaf, who is coming in from Maryland to participate in the menorah lighting ceremony. SuperDeafy is flying in from Hollywood to entertain us all! A delicious reception will be provided, complete with Chanukah treats such as potato latkes and jelly doughnuts. We will provide a full children's program (IMPORTANT: If your child plans to participate in the program, please fill out this short form), as well as a fascinating art gallery exhibition of Jewish-themed De'VIA artwork. After the formal program, there will be opportunities to socialize with other attendees.

How do I get there?

There is convenient parking nearby at several parking garages for a fee (approximately $25-40). In addition, the location is very accessible via the subway, with the green 6 subway line stopping at the corner of the same block as the synagogue (the 68th Street - Hunter College stop). As well, the F (63rd St stop) train stops 5 blocks away, and the N, Q, and R trains are 9 blocks away at the 59th Street station.

How do I register?

To RSVP, just fill out the form below! Payments at the door will not be accepted; all attendees must RSVP by the deadline - Friday, December 4, 2015. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the event!

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please send us an email at office@jewishdeaffoundation.org!



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Important Notice: If your child plans to participate in our fun children's program, please fill out this short form.