Steve Brenner

President Emeritus

Brief info

Steve earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry and was employed for 45 years as a research chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He has spent the last five decades serving the Deaf community in various capacities on the local, statewide and national levels. In 1972 he founded the Washington Society of Jewish Deaf and served for eight years as president. He enjoys tinkering with all things electronic— in the beginning, he built TV sets as a hobby. This led to reconditioning old Western Union TTY machines for distribution to the deaf. When not tinkering, Steve can often be found typing away at his computer, developing databases for various organizations, and serving as newsletter editor. Steve and his wife Dot are proud of their two children, David and Rebecca and five grandsons. A “Jack of All Trades” with a big heart, Steve received many awards and honors, including induction into the Jewish Deaf Congress Hall of Fame in 1998. At the present time, he is on the board of the Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens and as an ad hoc committee member of the Jewish Deaf Congress.