ASL-interpreted Service–Jewish Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Awareness Shabbat
SAVE THE DATE!! — ASL-interpreted Service–Jewish Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Awareness Shabbat (May 5th)
We’re thrilled to announce another sign-language-interpreted Service on what will be marked all over the country as Jewish Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Awareness Shabbat, and hope that you can join us! (For more about what this special day is all about, please visit http://www.jdrc.org/JDRCMay5.pdf)
WHAT: A Service with full readings from the Torah, including a special verse about not “insulting” Deaf people, and Haftorah (Prophets), too…and a Bat Mitzvah will also happen then as well
WHEN: 10:00 AM — 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 5th
WHERE: Town & Village (T&V) Synagogue (www.tandv.org), 334 East 14th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan
WHO: Cathy Markland, Christopher Tester & Bram Weiser (supported by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Jewish Community Deaf Interpreter Fund)
A Kiddush (refreshments and social hour) will follow Services, where all will be welcome to participate…and we’ll also have a special session of “Ask the Cantor” shortly thereafter! All in all, it’ll be a VERY busy day!
(Please note: Out of respect for Shabbat, pen, paper and electronic devices cannot be used at T&V on Saturday morning.)
Also, plans are being made to interpret a possible presentation by a guest speaker at T&V on Sunday, May 13th. Details will follow later once confirmed, or, as always, you can contact Bram at email@example.com or (212) 677-0368v for more information.
Thanks, and we’ll hope to see you there!
(Schedule is subject to change.)
P.S. Coming soon…a “mini-course” in American Sign Language; other ASL-interpreted Services; and more…so please keep your eyes open for more details as they become available!
P.P.S. ASL interpreters are available at T&V when requests are made in advance. Please contact Bram (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.