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“I’m Deaf. I’m Blind. And I’m Jewish!”: Shabbat Shines for a Deafblind Boy

Liad shapes challah with his mother

Liad shapes challah with his mother

We try to stay connected with the people we met there. Some of the interpreters replaced their picture on Facebook with a photo of themselves with Liad. I guess it meant a lot to them too – to meet him and experience his delicious personality. I promised Liad that in a year, if we can, we will go back and meet them again. I would go in a heartbeat.

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The Deafblind Shabbaton was sponsored by JADE: Jewish Advocates for Deaf Engagement (a program of the Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education), OU Our Way (through a generous donation by Lawrence and Donna Ludwig), the Richman Family Foundation, DMMMedia, Vital Signs, Deaf Studies Department at Towson University, and Hearing and Speech Agency.

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One Response to ““I’m Deaf. I’m Blind. And I’m Jewish!”: Shabbat Shines for a Deafblind Boy

  1. Anonymous says:

    He's a great Kid! I'm sure we all miss him too (including myself).

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