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A most unique bar mitzvah

 

November 11, 2022

Isaac Posner at the bima with the two sign language interpreters in front.

Isaac Posner, son of Erick Posner and Sara Collins, stepson of Travis Johnson, and great-nephew of Gil and Risa Dombrosky of Fern Park, Fl., was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Oct. 29, 2022 at Temple B'nai Shalom, Fairfax Station, Va.

What made this bar mitzvah unique was that Isaac's parents are both deaf, so there were two sign-language interpreters on hand - one signed in English, the other signed in Hebrew.

Another special part of the ceremony was that the Torah Isaac read from was saved from a synagogue in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust.

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