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Enriching Jewish experiences for visual learners
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Mission

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.

Who

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. 

What

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

How

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!

Events

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

Resources

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

JDC Live!

Oct
23
Dec
11
Classes and Workshops, Virtual Event
L’Chaim Learning: Learning Leviticus: The Book of Holiness
Oct 23 4:00 pm - Dec 11 5:30 pm
ON-LINE
Non-Members Register Now!

Members Free | Non-Members $125

Dec
14
Classes and Workshops, Virtual Event
L’Chaim Learning: Untapped American Jewish Deaf History with Dr. Steve Weiner
7:30 pm
ON-LINE
Non-Members Register Now!

Members Free | Non-Members $20

Jan
17
Jan
31
Virtual Event
Lecture Series with Rav Ellen Roth: Exploring Deaf Americans & Jewish Identities
Jan 17 7:30 pm - Jan 31 9:00 pm
ON-LINE
Buy Ticket $85

Member Free & Non-Member $85

Jan
22
Feb
26
Classes and Workshops, Virtual Event
L’Chaim Learning: Navigating Numbers: Traveling through the Wilderness
Jan 22 4:00 pm - Feb 26 5:30 pm
ON-LINE
Non-Members Register Now!

Members Free | Non-Members $125

Check out our events

JDC Events​

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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