JDCC's Third annual First-Night Passover Community Seder turned out very well with 84 guests. Thanks to Edmund Guenoun of Elegant Caterers for making this event possible and to Phyliss Dror for her contribution to lower the Seder cost.
They have done it again. The Deaf Messianic Jews will have their Second Annual Conference on July 7-11, at the Messiah College in Grantham, PA near Harrisburg. I hope that none of our Jewish deaf friends will be recruited and fall into the cult trap!
I just read an interesting article and wondered how many of you felt the same way and would do the same thing. There was a Jewish couple who got married by a Rabbi and on their invitation, they requested everyone make a donation to their favorite charity! They did not want any personal gifts.
There is another similar story. A girl had her eighth birthday party and she made a request for everyone to donate five dollars or more and her parents would match the total that she got and she would donate it to her favorite charity!!! Can you imagine this! An eight year old willing to forego all the Kids Dreams of wanting a specific toy or book! She donated some to TRIPOD, a Deaf and Hearing Montessori program in Burbank, CA.
If you recall there was a short newsbit item in JDCC News Nov/Dec 1995 issue about a Deaf Couple whose grandson donated his Bar Mitzvah money of $1,000 to the Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's program! Are there anyone out there that did this similar Mitzvah!?! It would be great to hear more of this great deed!
The next time you have a birthday party or a special event, consider donating some money to JDCC in honor of your relatives or friends, and at the same time, show your appreciation to JDCC for their newsletter!