An Our Way/NJCD Shabbat Celebration for Jewish Deaf in Chicago

05 Apr 2006

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

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.