The Case for Hebrew Seminary

Your gift makes a difference

In 1992 Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer z”l (zikhrono livrakhah, “of blessed memory”) and a group of Chicago business leaders (Alan Crane z”l, Joan & Stan z”l Golder, and Howard Rosenblum) established the first seminary to train Deaf and hearing women and men to become rabbis and teachers serving not only hearing people, but specifically trained to serve the numerous Jewish Deaf communities all over the United States. Your caring gift will help provide these spiritual leaders and teachers to communities across the country.

In Pirkei Avot it says, “ The world is sustained by 3 things: Torah, Prayer and good deeds.” Your contribution to Hebrew Seminary will allow us to continue our mission of being the only Rabbinic school in the world which trains Deaf and hearing Rabbis and educators.

At Hebrew Seminary we have been training students for 30 years to serve Deaf and underserved communities. We honor the legacy of Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer z”l by continuing his mission of making Judaism accessible to all.

Hebrew Seminary is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization; we depend on generous individual donors and foundations for support.

Single Donation

Methods of giving can include: matching gifts, gifts of real estate, planned gifts including bequests, trusts, gifts of life insurance or annuities, endowing a named scholarship and adopt a student. If you are interested in making a donation of this type, please contact our Executive Director at: 847.679.4113.

Recurring Monthly Donation