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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Alexis Kashar has dedicated herself to activism and pro bono work on behalf of the deaf since moving to suburban New York in 2004.

Spurred by a Torah portion, Alexis Kashar is breaking down barriers for deaf Jews

By Lisa Keys, JTA June 13, 2012

NEW YORK -- It was an ancient sentence -- a fragment, really -- that changed everything for Alexis Kashar. An attorney specializing in special education and disability rights, she has successfully argued high-profile litigations, including one against...

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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