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

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Louise Cohen-Silver; Barbara Gottschalk

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 66:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Disabled)

Keywords: Disability; Jewish Outreach; Jewish Organizations

Type: Report

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.