JDC Community Events & L’Chaim Learning Events

✨JDC Community Events & L’Chaim Learning Events✨

Inside Israel Now

At 75 years old, Israel deals with many challenging issues. What are Israelis’ views on the various topics: Jewish identity, Zionism, Haredi Judaism, Palestinians, West Bank, and Gaza? Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff will address common questions about the challenging issues with Sofia Seitchik, JDC Program Director.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm EST | 1:00-2:00 pm PST | 11:00-12:00 am Israel Time

Zoom ID: 857 9735 2182


Facebook Live: JewishDeafCongress

Reframing Pro-Hamas Statements

Especially during a crisis, so much fake news is being spread around, and complicated issues are being simplified in ways that portray Israel as the “bad guy”, even though Israel is working hard to protect its citizens from terrorism. Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakaoff will present ways to reframe various statements that are being used against Israel.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm EST | 1:00-2:00 pm PST | 11 pm -12:00 am Israel Time

Zoom ID: 753 040 4390


Facebook Live: JewishDeafCongress

Lecture: “Creating A Jewish Life That Matters”

Lecturer: Marina Fanshteyn

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST | 4:00 – 5:30 pm PST
Fee: Members Free and Non-Member – $25
Where: Online – Zoom

Please register here at https://jewishdeafcongress.org/events (https://jewishdeafcongress.org/event/creating-a-jewish-life-that-matters/)

Lecture Description: The lecture titled “Creating A Jewish Life That Matters” is a compelling and inspiring talk by authors Manis Friedman and Rivka Goldstein. They explore the key elements of leading a meaningful Jewish life in the modern world. Touching on themes such as identity, tradition, family, ethics, and personal growth. In addition to the lecture, Marina Fanshteyn shares her personal life experiences that have been profoundly impacted by the wisdom and teachings found in the book.

Marina’s contribution adds a unique and relatable perspective to the lecture. Through her stories and insights, she demonstrates how the principles discussed in the book have played a significant role in shaping her Jewish journey. Marina’s presence enriches the overall lecture, providing a human touch and further inspiring attendees to discover the value and relevance of creating a Jewish life that truly matters. Her journey of growth, challenges, and transformation reinforces the powerful message of the lecture, encouraging others to embark on their path toward a more purposeful and fulfilling Jewish life.

Lecture: ” Rich Heritage & Diversity of African Descent Jews”

Lecture Description: Join us for a captivating lecture as we uncover the rich heritage and diversity of African Descent Jews. We’ll delve into the fascinating connections between ancient Natufians, Samaritan Cohen Jews, and Igbo Jews in the Levant.

Discover the mysterious Natufians and their enduring impact on African Descent Jewish communities. Explore the unique traditions of Samaritan Cohen Jews and their role in shaping cultural identities. Journey with us as we trace the migration patterns and genetic markers that have connected the Igbo Jews of West Africa to the Levant.

Our focus will be on Haplogroup E, a genetic marker shedding light on the ancestral ties among African Descent Jews worldwide. This lecture promises to unveil hidden stories, foster dialogue, and deepen your appreciation of the diverse tapestry of Jewish heritage. Don’t miss this enlightening journey through history, genetics, and culture.

Lecturer: Danyae Washington

Bio: Danyae Washington is the founder & CEO of Magnificent Journey for Deaf Israel-Africa Alliance, a subgroup of Igbo, a clan of Yoruba an inheritor of West Africa who are also carrier 100% of E1b1a-M2, a new generation mutation carrier of yDNA E1b1a8a which is nearly 480 generations ago and mtDNA L2a1c which is nearly 560 generations ago, a daughter of seventh generations as African American, Deaf, a mother of four, aunt, sister, a friend, a Zionist and a Hebrew Israelite.

Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST | 4:00 – 5:30 pm PST
Fee: Members Free and Non-Member – $25
Where: Online – Zoom

Please register here at https://jewishdeafcongress.org/events (https://jewishdeafcongress.org/event/rich-heritage-diversity-of-african-descent-jews/)

Replay video of Community Vigil

The Florida Society of Jewish Deaf, Hillel at Gallaudet, Jewish Deaf Congress, Jewish Deaf Resource Center, and the Washington Society of Jewish Deaf hosted a special community vigil supporting Israel.

This event will bring together people to show unwavering support for the people of Israel during these challenging times. 🇮🇱

We are initiating a fundraising campaign to support the Association of the Deaf in Israel. The collected funds will be allocated towards 350+ flashlights, portable chargers, and batteries and assisting families in need. Your generous donation can make a significant difference in their lives. Please consider contributing to this meaningful cause.

Please donate at www.test.jewishdeafcongress.org/donate.

🇮🇱 🤟 Standing Strong for Israel: The Jewish Deaf Communities Speak Out 🤟 🇮🇱
In unity, we find strength, and today, we amplify the voices of our Jewish Deaf friends who proudly stand with Israel. 🙌 ✡️ Let’s celebrate their unwavering commitment to a land rich in history, culture, and resilience.

🔹 “Silence is golden, but our support for Israel is louder than ever.” 🇮🇱 🔊 🔹 From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, our hearts beat as one. ❤️ 🏙️ 🔹 Tag a friend who shares your passion for peace and unity! 🌍 🤝

Disclaimer: These videos were submitted to JDC with permission by Jewish Deaf people from different cities, states, and countries.