About Us

Washington Society of Jewish Deaf is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that:

  • serves the cultural, spiritual, social, and educational needs of the Jewish deaf and hard of hearing persons in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and;
  • promotes and advocates deaf awareness among the greater Jewish community, including synagogues, community agencies, and schools.

WSJD is the primary organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing residents in the Greater Washington, DC, area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

WSJD:

  • Fosters a sense of community, Jewish identity, pride, and culture through socialization, programming, and educational workshops;
  • Instills in Jewish adults, children and youth a sense of the oneness with the faith of their ancestors;
  • Acts as an information resource on Jewish community services accessible to the Jewish deaf community;
  • Networks with other organizations, agencies, and people within the Jewish community to expand accessibility so that all members of the deaf and hard of hearing community may use their services, resources, and facilities.