Accepting the Challenge: How a Jewish Community Hears and Shares the Needs of Jewish Deaf Members

By Louise Cohen-Silver, Barbara Gottschalk

Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1990

Special efforts must be undertaken to make the Jewish community accessible and inviting to the Jewish deaf. Currently, the rate of intermarriage and conversion to Christianity among the Jewish deaf community is much higher than in the community as a whole. This article describes the steps taken by the Jewish Social Services Agency in the Washington area to increase the accessibility of the Jewish community to the Jewish deaf.

Topic: Disability and Special Needs, Jewish Organizations, Outreach

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 66/No. 4

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Cohen-Silver, Louise. Gottschalk, Barbara. Accepting the Challenge: How a Jewish Community Hears and Shares the Needs of Jewish Deaf Members. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Conference of Jewish Communal Service,Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1990: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=30


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