For many years, we were faced with extremely limited
opportunities to interact with other Jewish deaf people in Southern California. It was for
that reason that this outreach group was started in 1992. JDCC officially became a
non-profit organization in August, 1994.
JDCC promotes individual growth, social awareness, productivity and
equality, by empowering deaf and hard of hearing persons to be full participants in the
Jewish community at large.
We provide a variety of events during the year. Our programming
events include social events including lecture series, international kosher dinners, and
community services including Havurah for singles, teens, and families. Cultural activities
have involved tours to the Museum of Tolerance and My Jewish Discovery Museum. We also
provide religious programming through High Holidays services that JDCC conducts entirely
in American Sign Language as well as Passover Community Seder.
The program is ongoing, participants themselves identify their
needs, and desires, and JDCC makes every effort to follow through. We also assist in bris
and funerals when requested. Event attendance usually numbers from 30-50, and we find
participants request more and more programming. The primary means of keeping Jewish deaf
people in touch with Judaism and JDCC activities has been through the JDCC
News, a publication that we distribute six times a year to over 300 Jewish
deaf residents throughout Southern California.
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