'Our Way' Resources for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing


Source: "Our Way" Resources


"Our Way" of Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities makes available various resources in print for use of parents and educators of Jewish deaf and hard of hearing. Signs of the Seder and The Shabbat Manual in Sign include key signs for the Passover Seder and Shabbat observance. Through their illustrations and comprehensive explanations, the booklets’ goal is to enhance the religious observance of the Jewish Deaf Community and to enable them to play a more active role in their family or community Jewish holiday ceremonies. 

"Our Way" for the Jewish Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a division of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), an agency of the Orthodox Union, which provides social, educational, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and young adults who are deaf and hard of hearing.


"Our Way" has also published other Sign Language Prayer Charts including:

  • Shabbat Candle Lighting
  • Brachot Booklet
  • Chanukah Candle Lighting
  • Shema Yisroel
  • Hamakom (Mourner’s Chart)
  • L’Shanah Ha-Ba B’Yerushalayim

And the following publications:

  • Toras Hacheresh Guidebook-Part I: A Practical Guide to the Use of Electronic Hearing Devices on Shabbos and Yom Tov
  • Halacha and the Deaf (various topics)
  • The Hearing Impaired Child in the Jewish Classroom – A Handbook for Classroom Teachers

"Our Way" also provides the following services:

  • Information and Referral Services
  • Weekend Retreats
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Jewish Heritage Classes
  • Jewish Deaf Singles Registry
  • Family Workshops
  • Job Placement and Support Services
  • Inclusion and Educational Support
  • Publications in Sign Language
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009