Few synagogues offer interpretation into sign language. Deaf people often feel left out, Jacob Salem says.
But now he's out to change that, the Washington Post reports. And he's starting with the Hillel organization at Gallaudet University, the country's premier school for the deaf.
Salem is the first deaf director of a Hillel, the worldwide Jewish campus organization. He hopes to influence the next generation of students who might someday become deaf Jewish leaders.
“This is a huge issue,” he told the Post. “They lose interest in Jewish life, because there are no interpreters.”
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