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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Mei Lin Kellman celebrates her bat mitzvah in Jakarta,
Indonesia, Feb. 4, 2012.

A deaf Indonesian 12-year-old is not your typical bat mitzvah

By Jessica Leader, JTA February 7, 2012

NEW YORK -- This wasn’t your typical bat mitzvah. It took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, a majority Muslim country with an Jewish community that is thought to number in the double digits. The bat mitzvah, Mei Lin Kallman, spent part of her Hebrew school...

Melanie Paticoff, pictured with her dog Sophie, has written an award-winning children’s book about hearing loss as well as produced a video and maintained a website for children with hearing loss. Submitted photo.

Student’s book geared to hearing impaired kids

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 18, 2011

Melanie Paticoff hears perfectly, but she is devoting her life to helping those who cannot and to educating the rest of us about hearing loss.Paticoff is just 21, but the Clayton resident has written an award-winning children's book about hearing loss,...

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