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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Best Festival Ever! May 21 - 28, 2017 Program Guide coming out next week, and complete Calendar of Events will be posted at www.jewishmusicweek.com on Friday, April 20. Here are some of the highlights: Rocky Mountain Jewgrass    Sunday May 21  Direct from Colorado - it's the rockin'est bluegrass band around, and all with a Jewish twist. Sky in the City Monday May 22   Award-winning singer-songwriter...
The Torah is the heart of Judaism and the Jewish community. Writing a Hebrew letter on the parchment can be a unique spiritual experience. In fact, writing a letter of Torah allows a person to fulfill the 613th mitzvah, or commandment, of writing a new Torah. Congregation Agudas Achim, a Jewish synagogue with roots in Austin for more than 100...
They lit candles, praying that those suffering around the world find light in the darkness. Dipping karpas into salt water, they saw the tears of all who suffer injustice. Abdul Jalal Hashimi then watched the congregants of Temple Beth-El in Richmond break the matzah, the bread of affliction, symbolizing the deep brokenness in the world and the commitment to repair...
According to Pastor Aramis Hinds of the Breakers Covenant Church International, the former synagogue and present church serves as a strong foundation of the Christian faith. To elaborate his point, he pointed out to a painting of the Ten Commandments and the Christian study of the Old Testament within the building. Hinds used these examples to indicate the similarities...
For the UA Jewish community, spring is a time of holy tradition, community and storytelling with the annual celebration of Passover. Rachel Ungar, a UA Junior and president of the Hillel Jewish Student Association, said that she believes that the story behind Passover is significant because of its underlying message of unity and how it emphasizes the importance of acknowledging...
JCRC has been extra busy these first few months of 2017 advocating on behalf of our community both here and in Israel. We hosted an extraordinarily well-attended and impactful Jewish Community Forum with support from our local Federations and the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. We also launched a "Bear a Torch" campaign to shine a light...
Join Our Matzos for Those in Need Effort Here Dear Supporters, Just this week I was in Flatbush delivering matzos and I ran into Alexander Rapaport, executive director of Masbia, a non-profit soup kitchen network and food pantry. Everyday Masbia provides hot, nutritious meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food.   Masbia is hosting its first seder this...
The Walk dates are fast approaching! Please register now so you can begin the process of building your team, gathering donations from supporters, and encouraging others to get involved. WE WALK because people need to know the South Sudanese are starving because of a man-made famine. WE WALK for the 65 million refugees and displaced persons fleeing genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. WE...
Interested in some fascinating lore about how Yiddish creativity uniquely interconnects with L.A.'s history?  Then you will love this dynamic talk! The Surprising History of Consumption, Yiddish Poets, and L.A.'s Pioneering Hospitals:  Staying Alive! Presented by Dr. Caroline Luce, Ph.D.               as part of the                    LA Public Library LA...
Tonight, the 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism.” It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the...

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