Jewish Deaf Congress is a vibrant organization, serving persons who are Jewish and Deaf, primarily in North America.
Jewish Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafned persons and their families gather together in our community of pluralism – whether Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Orthodox, or any other Jewish affiliation that is of Jewish belief, practice, and community. We are an essential part of Klal Yisrael – the worldwide community of Jewry.
As an organization, we join the greater Jewish community in our dedication to Tikkun Olam – the Jewish healing of the World.
We invite you to join us in conversations!
Mission Statement: 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.
Vision Statement: JDC will inspire Jewish Deaf people, families, allies and professionals with full access to the spirituality, traditions, culture and social heritage of Judaism and of the Deaf community.
JDC Core Guiding Values
Inclusive and accessible learning, resources, and advocacy
Embrace Jewish traditions, culture, and history.
Bring Jewish spirituality to light
Growth and preservation of Jewish heritage and fellowship
Strong support for Israel and the Israeli Deaf community
Read more about JDC Strategic Focus on Judaism and Deaf People (2019-2021)
JDC By-Laws. As approved by the Board of Directors prior to 2011 Conference. (June 28, 2011)
The National Congress of Jewish Deaf (NCJD) was established in 1956 by Jewish Deaf leaders in New York City…
Meet Our Team
Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe
Rabbi Darby Leigh
JDC Program Director
For JDC Success
Meet Our Board Members
Dr. Roz Rosen
Great Falls, VA
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rav Ellen Roth
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors!
Welcome to Our Community
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.
Join us to celebrate Jewish holidays, festivals, and many other celebrations. For example, Hanukkah contest, Jewish Deaf That! Chat, and many more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can! We hope you will join us as a JDC member to enjoy the perks we offer for you! Check it out! For more information, contact Program Director.
Yes! You can pay monthly or quarterly installments. For more information, please contact Program Director.
We do not want your financial situation to prevent you from becoming a JDC member. Three options for you:
- Quarterly payment
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about having a JDC Sponsor to cover for you.