Workshop: Interpreting in the Jewish Setting

  • Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101


  • This option allows the registrant to attend one session of the workshop. Must be a member of NYC Metro RID.
  • This options allows non-members to register for one session.
  • This option allows the registrant to attend all three days of the workshop. To qualify for this option, the registrant must be a member of NYC Metro RID.
  • Registrants who are not a member of NYC Metro RID.

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NYC Metro RID Presents: Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff

Interpreting in the Jewish Setting - A Three Part Series

Workshop description:

March 19: covers the Jewish lifecycle, from brit milahs and bar mitzvahs to weddings and funerals. Interpreters will be given guidance in dress code, acceptable/expected etiquette, and methods/tips in interpreting the event successfully.

March 20th: participants will get a crash course on basic Jewish vocabulary and concepts, and the accepted signs for each word/concept. Participants will also be provided with advice and tips on dealing with situations where the spoken language is not English (as often happens at Jewish events). Activities and exercises will be included in this session.

March 21: is geared towards those who work in settings such as synagogues, Jewish lectures, or other Jewish events with use of Jewish texts. Participants will be introduced to basic Jewish prayers such as the Kaddish, Friday Night Kiddush, the Shema, and several more. This session is ideal for those who want to gain skills in approaching Jewish texts and successfully interpreting them for clients.

Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff

Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff, born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, CA, currently resides in just as sunny Rishon Lezion, Israel with his wife, Cheftziba. In 2009, he graduated from Yeshivas Nefesh David, the international high school for Jewish deaf and hard of hearing boys. He subsequently received semicha (rabbinical ordination) in 2013 from Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch - Chovevei Torah. Rabbi Soudakoff is the Chabad-Lubavitch representative to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Israel and worldwide, and his travels take him to countless Deaf communities across the globe. He is also the founder and executive director of the Jewish Deaf Foundation, well known in the United States for its innovative programming including an annual international Jewish summer camp for deaf boys and girls, as well as the #DeafChanukah Celebrations. He may be contacted at

Additional Info

This workshop will be presented in ASL with no English interpretation. If you would like to request an accommodation please contact by March 9th, 2018. For the cancellation policy and any other questions, please contact NYC Metro RID a CMP sensor, offers 0.3 CEUs each for March 18th and 19th AND 0.2 CEUs for March 20th in the content area of Professional Studies. The content level for this workshop is "little/none" - This level assumes little or no information on the part of the participant within the topic area. Metro RID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

** Light refreshments will be provided **

Link to event flyer: Rabbi-March (1).pdf

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