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Robert Blumenau

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Treasurer

WSDBC
 
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • accounting
    Gallaudet University
  • degree , accounting and computers
Web References
Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens, Inc.
www.wsdbc.org, 20 June 2005 [cached]
Robert Blumenau - Treasurer
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Robert Blumenau
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Robert Blumenau
Robert Blumenau, Treasurer for WSDBC since 2001.Graduated with accounting degree from NTID in 1972.Worked at wholesale Grocery in Michigan in accounting field for 21 years until the business was closed in 1993.
Jewish Deaf-Blind Community - Jewish Deaf Community Center
www.jdcc.org [cached]
Robert Blumenau learned he had Usher's during his adult life. Born and in Michigan, he attended private Deaf schools, then transferred to a public high school. He attended Gallaudet University where he studied accounting and also learned sign language. He transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute of the Deaf (RIT/NTID) and received his degree in accounting and computers in 1972. After being diagnosed with Usher's Syndrome, he attended the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth in Sands Point, NY and received training in tactile ASL, Braille, and computers. He has remained a member of the Jewish Deaf Congress (JDC) and was recently re-elected as Treasurer of Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens; a chapter of the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB).
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Blumenau learned his Jewish identity by attending Jewish Sunday school for Deaf students, and he also celebrated annual events such as Hanukkah and Purim. As a youth, he was the only Jewish Deaf person in his area, so this motivated him to attend JDC Conventions, where he met other Jewish Deaf-Blind people. Since moving to Seattle, he said, "I had asked for other Jewish Deaf and Deaf-Blind and they mentioned me there are some-I attended temple where other one or more Jewish Deaf Blind taking the services with help of interpreters."
Robert Blumenau
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Blumenau maintains his Jewish identity by observing the Jewish holidays and cooking Jewish food.
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Blumenau said, "In Seattle many people who are Jewish Deaf or :Deaf-Blind do -not attend any service or social together as they had before and was dropped out due to work conflicts.
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Blumenau said, "I was Bar Mitzvah when I was 13 at all-hearing temple as I was oral Deaf.
Reg 7 Winter, 2005 Number 9
www.hknc.org, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
While at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Conference this summer, I had a chance to talk with Robert Blumenau who is a board member of the Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens (WSDBC).He told me about a publication that they had recently published called the Deaf-Blind Interpreting Workbook which was written as curriculum for a class of deaf-blind interpreting students.
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Spotlight on Robert from Papillion (Omaha).Robert is approaching an exciting time in his life.He will be graduating from high school in May and will turn 21 this summer.Robert spent part of last summer at the Helen Keller National Center with other teens who were facing similar transitions.Congenital deafness and Retinitis Pigmentosa are the cause of his hearing and vision loss.He uses tactual sign language and braille for communication.In his final year of high school, Robert is working part-time at Goodwill, sorting clothes and matching shoes.He loves to work and is a quick learner.In his spare time, Robert likes to cook, keep things tidy and repair things around the house.Robert's case manager at HKNC stated that staff truly enjoyed working with him and referred to Robert as a "ray of sunshine."Congratulations Robert!Best wishes to you after high school.
Jewish Deaf Community Center
www.jdcc.org, 22 April 2010 [cached]
Robert Blumenau learned he had Usher's during his adult life. Born and in Michigan, he attended private Deaf schools, then transferred to a public high school. He attended Gallaudet University where he studied accounting and also learned sign language. He transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute of the Deaf (RIT/NTID) and received his degree in accounting and computers in 1972. After being diagnosed with Usher's Syndrome, he attended the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth in Sands Point, NY and received training in tactile ASL, Braille, and computers. He has remained a member of the Jewish Deaf Congress (JDC) and was recently re-elected as Treasurer of Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens; a chapter of the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB).
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Blumenau learned his Jewish identity by attending Jewish Sunday school for Deaf students, and he also celebrated annual events such as Hanukkah and Purim. As a youth, he was the only Jewish Deaf person in his area, so this motivated him to attend JDC Conventions, where he met other Jewish Deaf-Blind people. Since moving to Seattle, he said, "I had asked for other Jewish Deaf and Deaf-Blind and they mentioned me there are some-I attended temple where other one or more Jewish Deaf Blind taking the services with help of interpreters."
image Robert Blumenau
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Blumenau maintains his Jewish identity by observing the Jewish holidays and cooking Jewish food.
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Blumenau said, "In Seattle many people who are Jewish Deaf or :Deaf-Blind do -not attend any service or social together as they had before and was dropped out due to work conflicts.
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Blumenau said, "I was Bar Mitzvah when I was 13 at all-hearing temple as I was oral Deaf.
JDCC News - My Visit With London Deaf Jews
www.jdcc.org, 1 Jan 2003 [cached]
Robert Blumenau learned he had Usher's during his adult life.Born and in Michigan, he attended private Deaf schools, then transferred to a public high school.He attended Gallaudet University where he studied accounting and also learned sign language.He transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute of the Deaf (RIT/NTID) and received his degree in accounting and computers in 1972.After being diagnosed with Usher's Syndrome, he attended the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth in Sands Point, NY and received training in tactile ASL, Braille, and computers.He has remained a member of the Jewish Deaf Congress (JDC) and was recently re-elected as Treasurer of Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens; a chapter of the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB).
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Blumenau learned his Jewish identity by attending Jewish Sunday school for Deaf students, and he also celebrated annual events such as Hanukkah and Purim.As a youth, he was the only Jewish Deaf person in his area, so this motivated him to attend JDC Conventions, where he met other Jewish Deaf-Blind people.Since moving to Seattle, he said, "I had asked for other Jewish Deaf and Deaf-Blind and they mentioned me there are some-I attended temple where other one or more Jewish Deaf Blind taking the services with help of interpreters."
Robert Blumenau
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Blumenau maintains his Jewish identity by observing the Jewish holidays and cooking Jewish food.
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Blumenau said, "In Seattle many people who are Jewish Deaf or :Deaf-Blind do -not attend any service or social together as they had before and was dropped out due to work conflicts."
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Blumenau said, "I was Bar Mitzvah when I was 13 at all-hearing temple as I was oral Deaf.
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