Tiffany Woolf and Noam Dromi
By Tiffany Woolf and Noam Dromi
‘Be kind’: Rabbi Doug Goldhamer, founder of first synagogue for the deaf, dies at 76
When Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer arrived in Chicago from Cincinnati in the early 1970s, he found deaf Jews attending church services because they had no synagogue to accommodate their needs or view them as equals. So in 1973, Goldhamer founded Congregation Bene Shalom, a Reform synagogue in Skokie, Illinois, that interprets all of its services in…
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