The lighting of the candles, the singing and signing inspired me to be the woman I am todaySari Daybook
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Rogers Park and raised in Skokie for most of my life.
What did you do Jewish growing up?
As a young child being deaf it was important for my family to have Jewish faith and learn about my Judaism, so my family joined Bene Shalom, a congregation that is accessible to individuals who are deaf. I truly felt so comfortable and really cherish those memories.
What do you do for work?
My full time day job is an instructional assistant for special education at New Trier High School. I truly love what I do.
What do you do Jewish now?
I am a rabbinical student at the Hebrew Seminary for the Deaf & Hearing and am in the signing choir at Bene Shalom.
What is your favorite Jewish memory?
One of them was going with my grandma to shabbat services. It was always in English, Hebrew and sign language. The lighting of the candles, the singing and signing inspired me to be the woman I am today.
What do you do for fun or to relax?
When I am not working, I love cooking, cuddling with my cats and spending time with family and friends.
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