Archive | September, 2017

The Perfect Storm: What regional turmoil means for the State of Israel

September 25, 2017

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Monday, October 2, 7:30 pm, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus With constant uncertainty and change in the Middle East, it is difficult to stay updated with the most current developments. Still, it is important to stay alert to the difficulties Israel faces from her neighbors. “Serious developments are occurring on Israel’s borders that are [...]

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Up now and next in the Leon Family Gallery

September 25, 2017

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Yoni Alter September Israel-born Yoni Alter’s work is characterized by his bold use of color and his integration between the graphic and artistic, between the figurative and the abstract, and between form and space. Alter studied art and design in Jerusalem before completing his MA in graphic design at University of the Arts, London. Alter [...]

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Humans of Tel Aviv founder Erez Kaganovitz changes the narrative

September 25, 2017

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Humans in the Public Sphere Sunday, Oct. 8, 10:30 am, Sandler Family Campus Tikun Olam Family Workshop Tuesday, Oct.10, 5:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus Photographs of Tel Aviv and Israelis are seen daily around the world—but how many depict the real Tel Aviv; the Tel Aviv that is a bright and vibrant society filled with [...]

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The Yom Kippur Cake

September 25, 2017

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Thank G-d, I am married to an amazing woman and have five incredible boys. Every year at anniversaries and birthdays we celebrate each other, give gifts, eat cake, or in my wife’s case, a lot of chocolate, and the next day, our lives continue. We celebrate, sing, take pictures, and then we don’t really consider [...]

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American Jews weigh in on Trump, anti-Semitism, Netanyahu in poll

September 25, 2017

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—American Jews overwhelmingly disapprove of President Donald Trump in just about every area, scoring him lower than his predecessor even on topics like Israel, where Jewish approval of Barack Obama was relatively low, according to an American Jewish Committee poll. The survey also shows a sharp uptick in concerns about anti-Semitism in the United [...]

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In call with Jewish groups, Trump does not take questions

September 25, 2017

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—The debate has gone on for weeks among rabbis and Jewish leaders: If President Donald Trump does not formally renounce white supremacists, is it still worth engaging in a conversation with him? This was on much of the Jewish community’s mind since Aug. 23, when the leaders of three religious streams—Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative—said [...]

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Memorial to Israel’s Olympic athletes murdered in Munich dedicated

September 25, 2017

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A decades-long injustice to the memory of Israel’s Olympic athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games was rectified this month with the dedication of a permanent memorial to their memory in the very same Munich Olympic Park, where those devastating events took place. Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, widows of fencing [...]

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Catch-And-Release Fishing Derby reels in the fun at Sandler Family Campus

September 25, 2017

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The first-ever Catch-and-Release Fishing Derby at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center took place on Sunday, September 17. With more than 60 official registrants and many more family and friends as supporters and participants, the turnout exceeded expectations for a first time event. The weather was welcoming, the fishing was abundant, and everyone had a [...]

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3rd Annual Great Big Challah Bake

September 25, 2017

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Thursday, October 26, 7 pm Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus Want to enjoy the fragrance of yeast rising, laugh, and share community with hundreds of women, and then experience the deep satisfaction of baking a challah for Shabbat? This year, the 3rd Annual Great Big Challah Bake is slated to take place as a [...]

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Commander Harold (Hal) Howard Sacks, U. S. Navy Retired August 2, 1930–September 8, 2017

September 25, 2017

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With the passing of Hal Sacks, Jewish News has lost a friend, advocate, historian, and visionary—along with a writer and book review editor. As a friend, Hal was always available for advice—and not timid about offering it up—even when it wasn’t requested. As an advocate, he was quick to promote the merits of the newspaper [...]

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