The Orthodox Union’s Our Way program for the deaf and hard of hearing and Beth Torah of the Deaf will present an evening of inspiration with Penina Taylor, noted speaker and author, on “How to Know for Sure God Loves You.” The program will take place on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Breslov of Flatbush, 1909 New York Avenue (between Avenues K-J), Brooklyn. The program will be fully interpreted. Light refreshments will be served.
Beth Torah of the Deaf is a Brooklyn-based organization providing religious, cultural, and educational experiences for the Jewish deaf and their families.
Born into a secular Jewish family, and faced with a traumatic childhood, Penina Taylor embraced Christianity while in high school. However, after 17 years in leadership in the Christian and Hebrew-Christian communities, Penina Taylor’s studies brought her to a revelation that turned her world upside down, and in 2000, Penina embraced the faith of her forefathers by returning to Judaism.
Now, as a Jew who has “come home,” Penina shares her story in the hopes of giving strength and encouragement by empowering the Jewish community in its fight against influences that spiritually threaten the Jewish people.
An author, speaker, seminary and yeshiva lecturer, and executive director of Shomrei Emet Institute, Penina regularly answers questions from Jews and non-Jews alike on Jewish/Christian polemics; Israel and its relationship with Evangelical Christianity; developing an intimate relationship with God; and finding balance and fulfillment in life, as well as other inspirational topics.
Says Rabbi Eliezer Lederfeind, director of Our Way, “Penina also has a special message for the Jewish Deaf Community. While she was a missionary she learned how to sign to do Christian outreach to the Deaf Community. Considering that Jewish Deaf are often targets of missionaries, it is important that they attend this event.”