Thursday, November 3, 2011

Attorney to be Honored

Jewish Women’s International will honor civil rights attorney Alexis Ander Kashar, a legal and social advocate for the deaf, on December 5th in Washington, DC. The national Jewish group picked Kashar as one of its 2011 Women to Watch honorees. The Scarsdale, New York lawyer is one of ten women being honored. She was the first deaf graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and has led an effort to get Jewish-owned businesses to provide access to the deaf. Kashar serves as President of the Board of Trustees for the New York School for the Deaf and the Public Policy Chair for the National Association for the Deaf.