Yachad NJCD Our Way

Our Way for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was established in 1969 and addresses the social, religious, and education needs of Jewish deaf youth and adults in North America. Our Way is dedicated to including deaf children, teenagers, college students, singles, families, and the deaf blind in the full spectrum of Jewish life.


Rabbi Eliezer Lederfeind

Our Way enables Jews who are deaf or hard of hearing to participate in Jewish cultural and religious life through:

  • Deaf-friendly classes and lectures on topics such as Israel, prayer, and weekly Torah portion
  • Sign language publications and prayer charts
  • Shabbatonim (weekend retreats)
  • Family workshops
  • Holiday programs including Purim PowerPoint Megilla readings, challah bakes and holiday parties
  • The Jewish Deaf Learning Central offers “Torah in Sign Language” study sessions via Skype or vp (videophone)