Jewish? Deaf or Hard of Hearing?


  • learning about Judaism in sign language.
  • celebrating Jewish holidays with other deaf people.
  • being confident with your Jewish Deaf identity.

You don’t have to imagine anymore. This is our reality.

Since 2014, the Jewish Deaf Foundation has constantly developed innovative Jewish programming that has impacted deaf Jews living in the United States as well as many other countries around the globe. From the very first moment, we’ve been dreaming big – and living our dream.

Why do we need the Jewish Deaf Foundation?

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. 

The Executive Director

Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff, originally from Los Angeles, California, now lives in Rishon Lezion, Israel, with his wife Cheftziba. Rabbi Yehoshua received rabbinical ordination from Yeshivas Chovevei Torah in Brooklyn in 2013. He’s the proud founder and executive director of the Jewish Deaf Foundation. He can be contacted at

We know that the secret of our success lies in you. Without your participation in our programs, your donations to our projects, and your constructive feedback, we would get nowhere. Thank you for being part of our community. 

"You can't add more minutes to the day, but you can live each minute to the fullest."

The Lubavitcher Rebbe

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