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Jewish Deaf Congress (JDC) functions as an inclusive and accessible Jewish Deaf national organization, network and resource center, rooted in Judaism and Deaf experiences, cultures and values of lifelong Jewish learning to discover, connect and flourish.

*Deaf includes Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened individuals and their families.


Deaf people of all ages and their families, rabbis, synagogue lay leaders, and service providers, wishing to learn about and engage in Jewish beliefs, practices, and heritages of modern Judaism. 


We aim to uplift and inspire Deaf people with meaningful learning and connections, and to enrich spiritual lives through discovery and exploration of Judaism.


Join the JDC community and be a member of L’Chaim Judaic ASL Learning Circle. Individuals, couples, and families are welcome!

Welcome to Our Community

JDC Offerings

L'Chaim Learning

A virtual and visual Learning Community making Judaism relevant, meaningful and joyful in our own language!


Celebrate holidays, festivals, lifecycle events and more,  in-person or virtually near and far.


Check the Jewish Calendar, Jewish Deaf organizations, Deaf-owned business listing, and many more.

JDC Events​

What is a Mikvah in Judaism? A mikvah is a pool of naturally occurring water used for Jewish ritual cleansing.
Classes & Workshops Virtual Event

Havurot Circle Chat for Women: The Spiritual Meaning of Mikvah

In this discussion, we will learn about the purpose of doing the Mikvah,  understand the importance of the Mikvah rituals,

Lecture: Fascinating Discoveries of Israeli Deaf Lives, Multi-Cultures, and Signed Languages
Classes & Workshops Virtual Event

L’Chaim Learning: Fascinating Discoveries of Israeli Deaf Lives, Multi-Cultures, and Signed Languages

In this lecture, Sara Lanesman will explore the rich diversities of Israeli Deaf culture, including the fascinating stories of Deaf

Havurot Circle: Movie Discussion of “You People”
Virtual Event

Havurot Circle: Movie Discussion of “You People”

Liz will facilitate discussion about the film, “You People”, a Netflix comedy-drama directed by Kenya Barris.

Virtual Shabbat

2nd Fri to celebrate Shabbat with Washington Society of Jewish Deaf (WSJD) , Hillel at Gallaudet, and Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC) virtually on zoom.

Jewish Deaf
Spotlight Series​

Learn from Deaf rabbis, leaders, authors, artists and/or entrepreneurs to be Jewish sharing their experiences to inspire you!

Havurot Circle

Small group themed gatherings and special interest groups of Jewish Deaf of all walks of life meet virtually on monthly basis.
(For example, meet-greet singles, teens and families, mahjong games, Shabbat experiences, and many more)

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors!

Jewish Virtual Learning

Educational modules on Jewish traditions, heritage, and culture in ASL.

Shabbat at Home

Jewish Holidays and Festivals

Jewish Lifecycle events

Torah Study

Jewish Spirituality

Jewish Traditions and History

Learn-in Depth, Get Answers, Find Meaning!


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