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Natalie and Katherine Dubin reported coming out of their Mayanot Birthright Israel trip with a better understanding of what it means to be a Jew, as well as a stronger desire to become more involved with the Jewish community back home, to learn more about Israel and Jewish practice, and to return to Israel with their father. Originally from Cumberland...
Today, March 22, 2018, Keren Kayemet Le’Israel-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) hosted members of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) and the Hungarian Embassy in a formal planting ceremony to celebrate Israel’s 70th. The event, which took place in Tzora forest, included the planting of 35 trees, which will be complemented by 35 additional trees to be planted in...
The Athens Jewish Film Festival is back, and bigger and better than ever. Events span five days, beginning with a Sunday gala at the Georgia Museum of Art and ending with a closing party at the Rialto Club, Hotel Indigo’s music venue. In between are movies and shorts from the Ukraine, Australia, the United States, Germany, Israel, Canada, France...
High school students at the Hebrew Academy (RASG) in Miami Beach recently honored the victims of the shooting tragedy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland with a student-run solidarity program. This program, a student-run initiative, took place at the Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox Jewish Day School, for 17 minutes to honor the 17 shooting victims. Ten students spoke,...
Almost every time David S. Wyman delivered a lecture related to his remarkable book, The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945, someone in the audience would ask: Why would you, a Christian, take such a strong interest in a Jewish issue? Professor Wyman—who passed away on March 14 at the age of 89—always found the question genuinely puzzling....
The 24th annual presentation of Choices on March 26 is subtitled "Women Transforming Lives," and that theme rings true, right down to the venue chosen for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's largest fundraiser of the year. Choices 2018 will be held in the gymnasium-yes, the gymnasium-of The Roth Family JCC in Maitland. The idea of selecting such a unique...
Scheck Hillel Community School recently welcomed and celebrated a new Sefer Torah with dancing and singing on its campus in North Miami Beach. Scheck Hillel dedicated the new Sefer Torah to honor the life and legacy of Yuval Miara, who was the school's director of Judaic studies and Hebrew language for its Juda and Maria Diener Lower School. The celebration followed the school's recent...
This year's lineup for the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival includes dramas, comedies, documentaries and thrillers, covering a range of topics from heroism and identity to social justice and acceptance. "Together, they are a fantastic snapshot of diverse and vibrant Jewish life around the world," said Debbie L. Krivoy, festival director. The Springfield Jewish Community Center will present film festival March 15-27 with...
The , together with local synagogues, agencies, and organizations, will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence through a series of community-wide arts, cultural, and educational events – known collectively as the “Israel at 70” series. The series is designed to enable Clevelanders of all backgrounds to enjoy and celebrate the rich history, heritage, and culture of Israel and...
The 2018 Salute to Jewish Educators awards are to be granted to Jerry Benjamin and Ellie Gettinger, among others. An awards event will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. The annual awards are hosted by the Coalition for Jewish Learning of...

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