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Bonai Shalom Welcomes E.J. Cohen During JDAIM

In honor of February being National Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month Congregation Bonai Shalom invites you to an exciting opportunity to study with and learn Jewish educator and sign language interpreter E.J. Cohen.  Cohen will be in residence at Bonai Shalom for shabbat over February 19 – 20.

EJ Cohen has been involved with Jewish education since early childhood, and became a tutor in her own synagogue at the age of 14.  She has combined her love of Judaica with her love of sign language and has prepared 10 Deaf students for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Her 2 masters degrees are in Deaf Education (1980) and Jewish Education (2005) and she has traveled throughout the US and England, interpreting at various Jewish life cycle events.  She has presented workshops on signing in Jewish settings to hearing people (annual Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education conferences), and to interpreters (northern CA, CT, GA, London, England).  Her humor and knowledge combine to provide a fascinating workshop, teaching the subtleties and nuances as well as practical knowledge when in a Jewish environment. She is involved in NewCAJE (and old CAJE!) and very much a ‘Limmudaholic’, as she has been attending Limmud conferences in the UK since 1998, and is active with LimmudBoston, while attending other Limmud conferences worldwide (so far, she’s been to LimmudNY, LimmudBayArea, Limmud Philly) and is part of Limmud International.

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