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Rabbi

Jewish Deaf Multimedia
687 Montgomery Street
Brooklyn , New York 11213
United States

Company Description: Jewish Deaf Multimedia aims to bring the beautiful wisdom of our precious heritage to the Jewish deaf community. Through videos in American Sign Language with...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Gallaudet University
  • BA , Political Science
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About - Jewish Deaf Multimedia
jewishdeafmm.org, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
Rabbi Fred Friedman, one of America's first deaf rabbis, serves in the position of Jewish Deaf Multimedia's Rabbinical Advisor. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. He brings years of experience of working in the Jewish deaf community in many different positions. All of our videos are previewed by Rabbi Friedman before release.
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Rabbi Fred Friedman - Rabbinical Advisor Rabbi Fred Friedman is from Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in Vienna, Austria, to parents who...
Their Prayers Are Heard: The Brooklyn Hebrew Society for the Deaf - Jewish Deaf Community Center
www.jdcc.org [cached]
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
www.jdcc.org, 22 April 2010 [cached]
JDCC's Yom Kippur Services with Rabbi Fred Friedman
WHERE ARE THEY?
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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.
Rabbi Fred Friedman - Rabbinical Advisor - Jewish Deaf Multimedia
jewishdeafmm.org, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
Rabbi Fred Friedman - Rabbinical Advisor Rabbi Fred Friedman - Rabbinical Advisor
Rabbi Fred Friedman is from Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in Vienna, Austria, to parents who survived the Holocaust. Rabbi Friedman graduated from the NJSD (New Jersey School for the Deaf) in 1964; from there, he attended Gallaudet University. In 1969, he graduated with a BA in Political Science. After 40 years of public service, he retired from the Library of Congress.
Rabbi Friedman was ordained by the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in 1985. He is happily married to Connie and has 5 children and 14 grandchildren. Rabbi Fred Friedman has been involved with the NCJD (National Congress of Jewish Deaf) and the JDC (Jewish Deaf Congress) for many years in the capacity of conference rabbi. He is also well known for his many years of service with the Brooklyn Hebrew Society of the Deaf, officiating as the rabbi for their annual High Holidays services.
Jewish Deaf Multimedia › About Us
jewishdeafmm.org, 6 Dec 2012 [cached]
Rabbi Fred Friedman, one of America's first deaf rabbis, serves in the position of Jewish Deaf Multimedia's Rabbinical Advisor. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. He brings years of experience of working in the Jewish deaf community in many different positions. All of our videos are previewed by Rabbi Friedman before release.
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