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.
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.