Accepting the Challenge: How a Jewish Community Hears and Shares the Needs of Jewish Deaf Members
Publication Date: January 1990
Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 66:4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Disability; Jewish Outreach; Jewish Organizations
Coverage: United States
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.