May 6, 2016

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Holocaust Commission adds three powerful films to What We Carry program

Premiere of short documentaries at free screening Sunday, May 22, 2 pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts “My name is Alfred Dreyfus. I was born in Rastatt, Germany in 1923.” “My name is Mary Sigillo Barraco. I was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1923.” “My name is William John Jucksch. I was born in [...]

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May 6, 2016

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Preschool hoop house full of hope Enriching the lives of little seedlings

Caterpillar hoop house at Sandler Family Campus.

A visit to the Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center’s garden reveals some changes. In fact, some rather sizable changes—an eight-foot tall caterpillar, to be exact. Situated next to the garden beds in the back yard of the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, the caterpillar is a hoop house, used for yearround growing. A hoop [...]

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May 6, 2016

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Matti Friedman Israel Today—Sifting through the media spin

Matti Friedman

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 pm, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Matti Friedman, former Jerusalem Bureau reporter and editor for the Associated Press will be the featured speaker in the final event of the 5th Annual Israel Today Series, hosted by the Community Relations Council and its community partners. This “whistleblower,” as he’s been called [...]

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May 6, 2016

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YAD, JCC, and Chabad’s Lag B’Omer Bash

Bonfire, Food, Beer, Music Thursday, May 26, 5:30 pm In the midst of Omer count, count off these 10 fun facts about the Lag B’omer holiday, to get informed and pumped for the upcoming YAD, JCC and Chabad Lag B’Omer Bash. • Lag B’Omer, literally translated from Hebrew to English, means the 33rd day of [...]

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May 6, 2016

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JDC photograph auction includes image by Annie Sandler Repairing the World: Frame by Frame

Two-Room School, Ethiopia, by Annie Sandler.

Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is presenting its first ever auction of original photographs by board members who have been involved with JDC’s humanitarian programs around the world, as well as from a group of esteemed Israeli photographers/philanthropists [...]

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May 6, 2016

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Student art exhibit completes the Holocaust Commission’s Elie Wiesel competitions

Would you walk in her shoes?

May 10–May 31, Old Dominion University Higher Education Center, Virginia Beach The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 2016 Elie Wiesel Visual Arts competition, which yielded a record number of submissions from students across the nation, will culminate with a student art show at the Old Dominion University Higher Education Center in [...]

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May 6, 2016

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Rabbi Arthur Z. Steinberg

Rabbi Arthur Z. Steinberg

February 7, 1938–April 10, 2016 Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg delivered the eulogy for Rabbi Arthur Z. Steinberg at Ohef Sholom Temple. An abbreviated version follows Heart-broken and sorrow filled, as we gather to remember our beloved Rabbi Arthur Z. Steinberg, we reflect on the prayer from the new Reform Rabbis’ Manual, L’Chol Z’man v’Eit, For everything [...]

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