L’Chaim Learning Events & Hanukkah Tickets Available

✨L’Chaim Learning Events & Hanukkah Tickets Available✨🕎

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

Lecture: Facts vs. Myths about Israel

Lecturer: David Michalowski

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm EST | 6 – 7:30 pm CST | 4 -5:30 pm PST

JDC Member: Free
Non-Member: $25

Please register at www.test.jewishdeafcongress.org/events (https://jewishdeafcongress.org/event/lecture-facts-vs-myths-about-israel/)

Lecture description:

The presentation focuses on historical parallels between Biblical stories and archeological & documentation evidence. The timeline will start with Bereshit (Genesis) through the Exodus, King David’s era, the Destruction of the First & Second Temple, the Ottoman Empire, and the rebirth of Israel.


David Michalowski, originally from Chicago, now resides in NYC and is running a multimedia business, DM Multimedia, since 1997. He graduated from New York University (B.A.) in Art Studio & Art History and RIT (M.F.A.) in Interactive Media. He is married to his college sweetheart, Sheryl Eisenberg, a proud father of three children and a cool Saba of 2 grandchildren. He was very active in Baltimore Jewish community, where children attended Yeshiva (Jewish school).

At the height of the Second Israel-Lebanon war in 2005, where a missile hit near my daughter’s campground, I decided to pursue advocating for Israel’s right to exist as well as campaigning against anti-Israel and anti-Zionist groups such as BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) through social media. This prompted me to develop a PowerPoint presentation to provide truthful information to Deaf community about the Middle East conflict.
Join us on December 9, 2023, as we at JDC, with multiple cities, celebrate the Festival of Lights with a vibrant Hanukkah event!

Our theme is Blue, White, and Diamonds.

Whether you are attending in person or via our live stream, immerse yourself in the joyous festivities featuring our keynote speaker, Shirly Pinot, a former member of the Israeli Parliament.

Enjoy an array of delicious food, captivating entertainment, and an exciting auction, making this celebration a memorable occasion for all.

Tickets are available to purchase in each city: www.test.jewishdeafcongress.org/hanukkah (https://jewishdeafcongress.org/hanukkah )