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Jewish Deaf Mutes Get Work Thru Federation

August 15, 1923
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In order to give deaf-mutes employment without undue competition, more than 700 employers of New York have cooperated with the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, according to an announcement made yesterday by Dr. Albert J. Amateau, director of the Society for the Welfare of Jewish Deaf which is maintained by Federation at 40 West 115th Street.

The Society for the Welfare of the Jewish Deaf is the only real community center exclusively for the deaf and dumb in the United States. It not only provides recreation for more than 4,000 handicapped persons but teaches trades to many men and women who cannot speak or hear, besides conducting a placement bureau for its pupils.

“Most printing shops employ at least one deaf-mute”, said Dr. Amateau, “and many electrical and mechanical manufacturing houses have been very sympathetic to our task of getting these men and women jobs. The 700 employers on our lists accept a certain quota of deaf mutes in proportion to the number of normal persons in their shops, Stores have taken our boys and girls who did not know skilled trades into the packing and shipping departments”.

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