Advocating For The Deaf

October 23, 2013

I am writing this as a Jewish person requesting that your paper start supporting the deaf Jewish population by joining with JADE [Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education] to make Jewish events accessible to the deaf. One who is deaf should not have to be omitted from such important events because they don’t have an interpreter. I feel you are in a position to help and advocate for the Jewish population that is deaf; it would be a mitzvah to advertise how important it is for this population be included in all things, especially Jewish events. Thank you for your part in this very important mission.
Elyse Schochet
Baltimore

Editor’s Note: The JT ran “Deaf Community’s Concerns Heard” on Oct. 4 and strongly supports JADE and its efforts on behalf of the deaf.

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