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Background Information

Employment History

Library of Congress

Own Rabbi

Jewish Deaf Community Center

Affiliations

Rabbi, Rabbinical Advisor, Rabbinical Advisor - Jewish Deaf Multimedia
Jewish Deaf Multimedia

Rabbinical Advisor
JDMM

Education

Gallaudet University

Temple

BA

Political Science

Web References (93 Total References)


Their Prayers Are Heard: The Brooklyn Hebrew Society for the Deaf - Jewish Deaf Community Center

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Then, about 25 years ago, Rabbi Fred Friedman was brought in from Baltimore. Rabbi Friedman, a musmach of Net Yisrael, was only the second deaf Rav in the U.S. After his arrival, more deaf people started to attend.

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"I feel very fortunate to be a part of the HSD," says Rabbi Friedman. "Most of the people who participate are not frum and would be lost in a regular minyan. There is very little available to them."
Rabbi Friedman explains how the services work.
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I still go to the BHSD for the High Holidays as we have our own Rabbi Fred Friedman. He has been with us now for 25 years, and my family and I enjoy going because the service is never boring."
"It's a very humbling feeling; I like to pass on the tradition," says Rabbi Friedman.
Much of the davening is done in sign language, and Rabbi Friedman explains as they go along. There is a baal korei as well. "He is a hearing person from Rabbi Greenberg's shul who comes and reads the Torah. After the reading, someone signs what was just read. They go back and forth between reading and signing so no one feels lost.
"Rabbi Friedman has literally turned the Jewish deaf world upside down," says Mr. Katz.
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Besides leading the services, Rabbi Friedman also speaks five or six times over the course of Yom Tov. He conducts a question-and-answer session at which people can ask anything they want to about Yiddishkeit.


Jewish Deaf Community Center

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Connie & Rabbi Fred Friedman - Baltimore, MD


Jewish Deaf Community Center

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JDCC's Yom Kippur Services with Rabbi Fred Friedman

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In Maryland, Deaf Orthodox Rabbi, Fred Friedman went to a Temple. There were ten men present which would make a minyan possible. However, the people continued to wait. Rabbi Fred Friedman decided to ask them what they were waiting for and was told, "You are not counted in the minyan.


Jewish Deaf Community Center

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Ari Friedman & Suri Purec got married on January 18th in Baltimore, MD. Proud parents are Connie and Rabbi Fred Friedman


Phyliss Dror Jewish Education Fund

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Connie & Rabbi Fred Friedman - Baltimore, MD

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