Temple includes sign language interpretation for holidays

ASL_iconTo meet the needs of the deaf and severely hearing-impaired, Temple Emanu-El is offering American Sign Language interpretation at all of its High Holy Day services this year.

Rabbi Batsheva Appel organized a workshop for ASL interpretation in Jewish settings at the beginning of August. Thirteen interpreters attended the workshop, which focused on Jewish signs for words such as brit milah (covenant of circumcision) and chuppah (marriage canopy). Several of these newly trained interpreters will assist at Temple Emanu-El’s High Holy Day services.

Visitors and guests may attend the High Holy Day services free of charge. For security reasons, admission cards and a photo ID are required; for reservations and a service schedule, call 327-4501.