Our Way/NJCD, an Orthodox Union program for the deaf and hearing impaired, together with Congregation Adas Yeshurun, recently celebrated a Shabbaton (Shabbat Experience) in Chicago.
The event was co-sponsored by the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) in Chicago.
Highlights of the weekend included Deaf Host Couple Karen and Yossi Alkoby of Chicago and Deaf Scholar-in-Residence Mordechai Weis of New York.
To host an event in your area contact Rabbi Eliezer Lederfeind, Director of Our Way, at 212-613-8234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front row, (seated) left to right: Leana Jelen; Deaf Host Karen Alkoby; and Treva Wyman. Second row (standing): Debbie Lerner; Nancy Wyman; Sara Margolis-Greenbaum; and Cassia Margolis-Greenbaum. Third Row: Sandra Bareiss; Charles Pick; Deaf Host Yossi Alkoby; Rabbi Eliezer Lederfeind, Our Way Director; Asher Kaplan; and Mordechai Weis, Deaf Scholar-in-Residence.
Cassia Margolis-Greenbaum recites and signs the blessing over Shabbat candles.