Established in 1996, JDRC builds bridges between Jews who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and the
individuals and organizations which serve the Jewish community throughout North America.
MAKE ACCESS A REALITY
In partnership with the wider Jewish community, JDRC's leadership, comprised of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and hearing individuals, advocates to increase communication access to services, rituals, learning and other Jewish communal experiences. Through our efforts, we build a richer and meaningful Jewish communal life for everyone.
MELTON IN ASL (NEW!!)
For Jewish Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Jewish Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals who wish to convert are welcome to take this course.
For information and to register, go to: www.meltonschool.org/jdrc
ASL SHABBAT COALITION
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ASL SHABBAT COALITION
We are proud to be one of the four founding organizations
of the ASL Shabbat Coalition (ASC), an online
ASL Jewish Spiritual Community.
We meet online the second Friday night
of the month at 7:00 PM EST.
For more information about ASC or to be notified of
upcoming Zoom meetings, email us at
To support this online ASL Shabbat Coalition programming,
kindly donate at this link. When you fill out the form,
choose the ASL Shabbat Coalition option.
Previous unedited video recordings of the ASL Shabbat Services
can be accessed below:
October 2020 (ASL Shabbat Coalition (ASC) click Here
November 2020 (ASC) click Here
December 2020 (Hanukkah Shabbat) click Here
January 2021 (Temple Beth Solomon - CA) click Here
February 2021 (Hillel at Gallaudet) click Here
March 2021 (Rochester, NY) click Here
July 2021 (Founding members of ASC) click here
August 2021 (Austin,Texas) click here
September 2021 (New York City) click here
October 2021 (Philadelphia, PA H.A.D.) click here
December 2021 (Florida) click here
January 2022 (Phoenix, Arizona) click here
February 2022 (WSJD and Hillel at Gallaudet) click here
PowerPoint for February 2022 Service
April 2022 (URJ/JDRC Intro to Judaism in ASL class) click here
Passover 2022 click here
May 2022 (International Alumnae of the Delta Epsilon Society)
June 2022 (Students from AJR/JDRC Jewish Liturgy in ASL class) click here
July 1, 2022 - ASL Shabbat Coalition eNews # 1 click here
July 7, 2022 - ASL Shabbat Coalition eNews # 2 click here
(Sermon by Rabbi Ellen Roth)
August 12, 2022 - ASL Shabbat Coalition eNews click here
(Sermon by Rabbi Darby Leigh of Kerem Shalom)
September 9, 2022 - ASL Shabbat Coalition eNews click here
(Sermon by Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe of Moses Montefiore Temple)
November 11, 2022 - ASL Shabbat Service led by the new members
of the Jewish Deaf Congress Board of Directors click here
December 9, 2022 - ASL Shabbat Service led by
Alumni members of the national
Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority of Gallaudet University (video) click here
January 13, 2023 - ASL Shabbat Service led by the
Florida Society of Jewish Deaf (video), click here
ASL Shabbat eNews: https://tinyurl.com/3c4enbe3
Videos of Jewish Prayer/Tefillah
(You will get to subscribe to our YouTube channel)
JDRC is proud to be the administrator of The UJA-Federation of New York
Jewish Community’s Deaf Interpreter Fund,
supported by the Chuck Goldman Family Supporting Foundation and
the Caring Commission of UJA-Federation of New York. Click here for information and forms. These funds can now also be used to partially reimburse you for live captioning.