Free Workshop for Church Interpreters Saturday, Sep 26 2015 

Canal Blvd. Baptist Deaf Church presents …

Church Interpreters Workshop 


Fall Workshop

October 10, 2015


Cost: FREE!!!


Dr. Barbara Lovas will provide a 3 hour workshop for all level church interpreters and those wanting to learn more about religious interpreting. The focus will be on church interpreting techniques and ethics: Emphasis will be placed on religious vocabulary, terminology, and ethics. Resources and networking opportunities with other fellow interpreters in our community will be provided.


No ceu’s are provided, but you can apply to this as an independent study for ceus.

Barbara Lovas at

Water Kefir & Healthy Cooking Workshop Saturday, Sep 26 2015 

The Deaf Church in New Orleans presents …
Water Kefir & Healthy Cooking Workshop

It is time to stop drinking soda (which is bad for you) and opt for something that tastes a million times better, is healthy … and is much more affordable!!!
Instructor: Barbara Lovas, Th.D.
October 10, 2015,  10 — 1pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

Cost: $10 (Pay at the door)
(R.S.V.P. — due to limited space — 504-722-2967 or

 Another last minute water kefir workshop because my kefir is growing so fast that I need to give some away!!!

Those who attend will be given some grains and instruction on how to make water kefir. I will include a recipe and resources. Please bring to the workshop a regular canning jar (pint or quart).   I will provide you with all the instructions, ingredients and the recipe needed to make your first batch. So, you will go home prepared to make your first batch. As always, I don’t sell my grains or scobies, but will give them away.

We will go over general guidelines to eating healthy. Topics will include homegrown probiotics, fermented foods, and our body’s need for fatty acids. We will also discuss how to make healthy tasty alternatives to replace foods that we need to eliminate from our diets. Of course, you can expect me to fuss a bit about white table salt (poison) and artificial sweeteners (poison) … but I will give you healthy alternatives! In fact, I will give you an opportunity to taste them.

NOTE: As lagniappe we will have choice of at least 10 amazing teas and kombucha to drink during the workshop, and we will talk about and taste a recipe made with coconut oil. If you want milk kefir, water kefir or a kombucha scoby, remember those are available according to my supply. That being said; If you ask in advance, I should have some milk kefir grains and maybe some kombucha ready to give away on the day of the workshop.  As I always give away kefir and kombucha for free. If you need an interpreter, please request an interpreter immediately: specify the language needed.

Don’t worry, if you accidentally kill the kefir I have given you, I will always be glad to give you more.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please reply to this e-mail and let me know you plan to go so I can hold your seat.  Feel free to invite your friends, just make sure you inform me, so they are added into my headcount.:)  I am looking forward to seeing you there. Seize the day!!!  Barbara
To see a video of what kefir looks like while u are making it, go to my Youtube video at

This workshop is sponsored by CBBDC  at and co-sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services at

DEAF DEAF WORLD Tuesday, Sep 1 2015 

The Deaf Church presents


“Step into a Deaf Deaf World!!! Where the language is American Sign Language and the culture is the Deaf culture.”

October 17, 2015

10am — 4pm

Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church

5320 and 5324 Canal Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70124

The Deaf Church blog —

(Pay $15 at the door)

This workshop is a total immersion experience to Deaf world; dictated by Deaf culture, Deaf norms and Deaf modes of communication. Participant will not be allowed to use verbal communication. The participants in this workshop will participate in a silent total immersion experience. Once the participants enter all verbal communication is forbidden. Participants will sign up for a “passport,” an ABC chart, a small ASL dictionary along with a checklist of things to do while visiting Deaf Deaf World. The list of things to do will include shopping, going to the school, the DMV, the doctor, the school counselor, the bank or buying car insurance, etc. At the conclusion of the event there will be a debriefing in the form of an open forum discussion. Resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants.

.5 CEUs will be provided.

For more information:

Dr. Barbara Lovas at

504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is being co-sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC