From time immemorial, deaf and hard of hearing people have been marginalized members of society. Unfortunately, this attitude also spread to the Jewish community. Countless deaf Jews were told, “You are exempt. You have no place in our community.” And off we went, and justly so.
Today, with deaf rabbis and deaf Jewish educators as role models, we’re already paved a new path. Now is the time to take part in the Jewish Deaf community, and now is the time to strengthen our dual Jewish-Deaf identities. As the famed rabbi Hillel would put it: If we are not for ourselves, who will be for ourselves?
The Jewish Deaf Foundation is the platform to make all this magic happen. Partner with us today and merit to be part of a revolution. Our proud Jewish Deaf children and grandchildren will thank you.
The Jewish Deaf Foundation brings together people from Jewish Deaf communities around the globe – from S. Petersburg, Russia, to Jerusalem, Israel and Frederick, Maryland to Paris, France. Our active network has turned us into a powerful voice for the Jewish Deaf future.