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Jewish Deaf Community

Being Deaf and Jewish


Updated July 25, 2009

Around the world, Jewish deaf and hard of hearing people have their own organizations and culture:


In the United States, there is the Jewish Deaf Community Center (JDCC). The JDCC web site has a bimonthly newsletter. Even people who are not Jewish will enjoy reading this newsletter. Some back issues of the newsletter have "Surviving the Holocaust," a series of profiles of deaf Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. The JDCC archives all of its newsletters on its web site.

The JDCC offers a five-year Jewish calendar to assist deaf organizations in scheduling their activities. Also available is a t shirt with a Jewish symbol and an I Love You sign.

Our Way runs the Jewish Deaf Singles Registry(JDSR) to assist Jewish deaf people in finding potential mates.


In Israel, there is the Mutual Assistance for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MADHH) Site is in Hebrew. MADHH has a Hebrew-language newsletter. Other deaf-related organizations in Israel include an auditory-verbal organization, and the Association of the Deaf in Israel.


In Europe, there is the Jewish Deaf Association in the United Kingdom. This organization has its own facilities.

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