Family moved to the U.S. soon after his birth; deafened by a fall onto his head at age 7 or 8. Attended the New York State School for the Deaf, then Gallaudet College. Master's in psychology of the handicapped from Columbia University (1970). Worked as a marriage/family counselor for hearing-impaired people at Mount Carmel Guild, Newark, NJ; also private counseling out of a home office. Founded the Temple Beth Orel School for the Deaf in New York City, and taught there 1966-1970; also founded the National Congress of Jewish Deaf. Certificate in rehabilitation counseling, 1975.
We Can!, vol. 2, p.93-98.