Donations For Jewish Deaf Congress

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JDC Leadership & Resource Center Programs and Projects

JDC, a non-profit organization, was established in 1956 to inspire Jewish Deaf people, families, allies, and professionals with full access to spirituality, traditions, culture, and social heritage of Judaism through the use of American Sign Language (ASL).

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Mission Statement

JDC is an inclusive and accessible Jewish Deaf National organization rooted in Judaism and Deaf experiences to discover, connect, and flourish using ASL.

Vision Statement

JDC Inspires Jewish Deaf and their families, allies, and professionals by providing full access to Jewish traditions, culture, community and heritage.

For too long, Jewish Deaf children grew up not understanding their rich Jewish heritage or Deaf Culture, due to a lack of visual access through American Sign Language and a lack of connections to Deaf leaders knowledgeable about Judaism. Consequently, many Jewish Deaf adults are marginalized and lack understanding, information, spiritual guidance, and a sense of identity.  Now, more than ever before, they need access to their Jewish history, heritage, and traditions, the Deaf way!