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The Connector - December 16, 2011

December 22, 2011 at 8:11 AM

 

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Between Us

Good morning,

Parashat Vayeishev begins with a brief sentence: "Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, the land of Canaan."  Commentators note the intimation that Jacob was more settled than his father Isaac; that succeeding generations feel more comfortable and settled in the land than did their newly-arrived ancestors.
 
Next Tuesday night, we light the first Chanukah candles and celebrate the holiday in a land of freedom, a land in which we feel more settled than our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.  We are commanded to proudly display the lit hannukiah – menorah – in a window for all to see.
 
Over time, the Chanukah story has changed for me personally.  From the simple “miracle of oil” story, it has become a complex historical study of the dispute between Jewish religious zealots and Jewish assimilationists and deniers of tradition.  While I continue to study in an effort to better understand the multiple meanings of Chanukah, I am intrigued by the imagery and dual message of candles burning in the window:  it’s both a bold statement to the world of Jewish pride as well as an inward reflection of the quiet warmth and beauty of our heritage.

Hag Urim Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!

Steven A. Rakitt
Chief Executive Officer 
steve@shalomdc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants in the Maccabim Delegation work together to help reduce barriers between Israel and the Diaspora.


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Welcome to the December 16 edition of The Connector -- a link to the agencies and programs in our community that you care about most. You are a key part of our community -- join us! Stay informed each month with The Connector. Get involved, donate and volunteer at: www.shalomdc.org

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
From Beit Shemesh and Mateh Yehuda to Washington D.C. and South Africa, there is no barrier that keeps these partner cities from coming together and learning from each other. The Maccabim program is part of an exciting trend of activity taking place throughout Israel that joins adults from different religious streams together to create a new, pluralistic model of communal learning and engagement. Throughout the year, participants meet weekly to examine their Israeli and Jewish values in depth, and explore their connection to Judaism within the context of contemporary Israel. During the program, the Israelis traveling to their partner communities, where they learn firsthand about pluralistic Jewish life in the Diaspora.
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Got A Teen?
What if your teen had the chance to work with friends to give away up to $10,000? Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning’s Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative (JYPI) provides them this opportunity. Your teen can receive real life experiences to help them understand how philanthropy, leadership and service are an expression of our Jewish values. Teens evaluate grant proposals, conduct site visits, choose grant recipients and see firsthand the impact of their giving. Get your teen engaged today! Groups starting in MD and NoVA Jan. 8. Deadline to register is Thursday, Dec. 22! Click here for more information.

Wrap Up This Year With A Tax Deduction!
Be among the millions of Americans who reach out to the causes they care for most during the month of December.  A gift to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington before Dec 31 can be claimed on your 2011 taxes! Your contribution will touch more lives than you can imagine; from providing social services to those in need to offering programs throughout our community that enrich Jewish life – your support makes it all possible.
Make your gift today!

A Piece of Community History
Provided by the Jewish Historical Society

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In December 1969, spectators watching Washington’s oldest synagogue building move three blocks were treated to some seasonal Hannukah light: a gas main broke, forcing the fire department to ignite small fires to burn the gas off the streets.
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D25 - Day of Service Sponsored by the Washington DCJCC
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Join nearly 1,000 volunteers at more than 50 sites throughout DC, MD and VA.
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Chanukah Happening At The JCCNV
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Looking for something fun and exciting to do on December 25? Enjoy a day of spectacular fun, food & entertainment with the family!
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Debra Herman Berger: A Retrospective On Her Art
January 8 - February 10, 2012
Reception: Sunday, January 8, 2012, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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Help Free Alan Gross
Join the campaign to free Alan Gross
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The Jewish Federation Connector - December 2, 2011

December 02, 2011 at 8:10 AM

 

 

Between Us

Good morning,

This week’s parasha is Vayeitzei.  In the first ten verses, we read the word, makom – “place” - seven times as Jacob moves from place to place, finding a way to connect with God. Today, we each strive to find our own makom, our own place in society and in our community. Defining oneself has never been an easy task. When we were kids, we compared ourselves to those individuals closest to us in order to help us measure and define who we are. As we grew up, we defined ourselves – as did Jacob - by moving away from our parents, creating a new life for ourselves.  
 
A Google search of the phrase “find yourself” turns up 161 million hits. While there seems to be no limit as to how many ways there are to find oneself, there is at least one way that won’t work:  trying to become someone else. Jacob dressed up as his brother and tried to pass himself off as Esau. But only by being honest with himself and developing a personal relationship with God did he change from being Jacob to being known as Israel.
 
We each need to understand who we are and our role in the Jewish community -- not by comparing ourselves to others (or becoming someone else), but by finding our own makom that works for us:  at Federation, an agency, organization, synagogue or havurah; locally or in Israel; learning, engaging, playing, experiencing, exploring and impacting. We have a critical role to play in the development of our Jewish community and its future. It’s up to each of us to find our place.    

Steve Rakitt

Steven A. Rakitt
Chief Executive Officer
steve@shalomdc.org

 

 

 

 


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Welcome to the December 2 edition of The Connector -- a link to the agencies and programs in our community that you care about most. You are a key part of our community -- join us! Stay informed each month with The Connector. Get involved, donate and volunteer at: shalomdc.org

Are You Making The Call?
After much anticipation, Community Connections Week is finally here! In less than 48 hours, we’ll connect with thousands of community members ready to support  the critical programs that address today’s most pressing causes. You may not have used these Federation funded programs but a friend, a neighbor or even a family member may have benefited from your generous support. Every dollar and everyone who donates or volunteers their time contributes to maintaining a strong and vibrant Jewish community.
Join us and make the calls!
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What's In A Name?
A lot is changing for the Hebrew Day Institute; they have a new name and a new purpose! The Hebrew Day Institute is now called The New Jewish School. At The New Jewish School, collaboration and hands-on exploration happens every day, across all disciplines and engages even the youngest students, allowing them to take an active role in their education.
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10 Most Interesting Jews
Help the Washington Jewish Week identify the 10 most interesting local Jews of 2011. Nominate someone by telling them who they are and why they should be included in this Minyan by December 16. Voting will take place the week of Dec. 18. Look for WJW's 2011 Minyan in the December 29 issue.
Send nominations to Managing Director, Meredith Jacobs.

Q & A with...
Carole R. Zawatsky, CEO of the Washington DCJCC
Q: If you could dream big, what is the one thing you wish your agency could do?
A: I would love for the DCJCC to be an incubator for young Jewish artists, musicians, educators, etc. The “Apple” of Jewish life, innovating the way we experience and consume Jewishness to a future generation. Oh, and I’d love to raise the roof with song, laughter, joy and gardening.
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The Nominations Are In
December 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to see a Grammy nominated artist in person this Sunday! At age 18, violinist Caroline Goulding has been wowing audiences and critics with her technical polish and musical maturity. In 2010, she received a Grammy nomination for her debut recording and now is your opportunity to watch her perform live in Rockville, Maryland.
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Shop-a-holic For A Cause
Through December 4, 2011
With over 3,500 Facebook "likes", thousands of tweets, round trip ticket giveaways, discount coupons and special offers, the first ever Buy Israel Week has been declared a hit! If you are just finding out about this exciting initiative, don’t fret - you still have two more days to support Israeli manufacturers. Tell your friends and shop til you drop!
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Grab Your Popcorn, Washington Jewish Film Festival
December 1 - 11, 2011
Celebrate the incredible diversity of Jewish life, culture and history through innovative film and invigorating programs. This year features a focus on Women Filmmakers and Jews at Work.
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Northern Virginia Legislative Reception
December 7, 2011
Have you always wanted to dine with a Senator or State Delegate? Listen in as our State Delegates and Senators identify their top priorities and address the Jewish community’s state platform.
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Alan Gross Vigil
Every Monday at Noon (Except Dec. 12, at 10:00 a.m.)
Let’s show our resilience and strength on behalf of Alan Gross. Join members of our community every Monday at noon outside of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, DC.
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The Jewish Federation Connector - November 18, 2011

November 21, 2011 at 9:25 AM
 
 

Between Us

Good morning,

Though it is called Chayei Sarah (“the life of Sarah”), this week’s parasha is about her death, the acquisition of a burial site for her by Abraham and his arrangement of a marriage for their son, Isaac. 

In his grief for his lifelong partner, Abraham purchases a burial site from the Hittites in a cave named Machpelah (located by Muslim and Jewish tradition in the city of Hebron). It is the first purchase of real estate by a Jew in what is today Israel. Following the burial of Sarah, Abraham reaffirms her life by seeking a wife for their son, Isaac. 

Her death prompted two key actions: the purchase of land and the perpetuation of the people. Both are critical for us as a Jewish community, made that much clearer to us each time we travel to Israel. It is imperative that the land of Israel be secure and the Jewish community thrive. We each have a clear role to play in the ongoing story of the Jewish people through the reaffirmation of Jewish life in Israel, in Jewish communities around the world and here in the Washington DC metro area. Like Abraham, let us honor our past, live active and meaningful Jewish lives today and invest in a future our children and grandchildren will find compelling.   

Steve Rakitt

Steven A. Rakitt
Chief Executive Officer
steve@shalomdc.org

 
 

 

“Pick a card, any card.” asks, Israeli Teacher of the Year, Omer Weisblum, while sharing Math-magic with local students.


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Welcome to the November 18 edition of The Connector -- a link to the agencies and programs in our community that you care about most. You are a key part of our community -- join us! Stay informed each month with The Connector. Get involved, donate and volunteer at: shalomdc.org

The Magic of Teaching
What do magic and math have in common? Ask the winner of Israeli Teacher of the Year 2011, Omer Weisblum. As a part of his award, Omer visited the United States to connect with Washington D.C. area schools. During his time in our local Jewish community, Omer mesmerized students and teachers alike at Gesher, JPDS and Walt Whitman High School by showing the endless correlations found between magic and mathematical logic. We can all have fun with magic, but Omer took it a step further and showed students how math puts magic in everyday life!
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Calling All Film Lovers
It’s time to stock up on your candy and popcorn because the 22nd Jewish Film Festival is here! Celebrate the incredible diversity of Jewish life, culture and history through innovative film and invigorating programs. This year features a focus on Women Filmmakers and Jews at Work.
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A Piece of Community History
Provided by the Jewish Historical Society

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During World War II, local poultry distributor Fred Kolker sold all his chicken to the U.S. Army and received thank-you letters from local soldiers stationed around the world.
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Around Town
Alan Gross Vigil
Vigils to free Alan Gross on humanitarian grounds are standing strong! Our local Jewish community will make it clear that we won’t let up until Alan Gross returns home. Join us every Monday at noon outside of the Cuban Interest Section and let's continue to show a united front. For more information, please click here.

Who's Calling?
Community Connections Week is just three weeks away and we want to connect with you! Be a part of community: Answer the Call from one of our volunteers Dec 4-8 or join us and Make the Call at one of the phoning sessions taking place throughout the week. Let's unite and raise the funds necessary to sustain the critical programs and services found in our community today. Every contribution makes an impact. To learn more or to volunteer at a phoning session, click here.


Your Deadline to Make an Impact is Here
There are just two days left to apply for the ConnectGens Fellowship with PresenTense! Be one of the ten Jewish social entrepreneurs to be given the tools and connections you need to transform your big idea into reality. This kind of opportunity doesn’t come around every day.  Show us what you have and make your impact on this community! This Sunday, November 20 is the application deadline – Apply today!

Technology and Autism
In this age of technology with an overflow of information, it’s hard to narrow down on a reliable source. On Wednesday, Nov 30, JSSA will make it easier for you. Andrew McGahan, LCSW/LICSW, clinical director at JSSA will answer your questions and speak about the positive and negative effects of the internet, popular video games and technology on young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is bound to be a fascinating and an educational support group for anyone whose life has been touch by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The Jewish Federation Connector - November 4, 2011

November 04, 2011 at 8:27 AM

 

 

Between US

You’ll note that the name of this section has changed to “Between Us.” I’ll still be writing a commentary on the Torah portion of the week as it relates to local or world events and add a comment or two about other issues as well. The title change is meant to convey my hope that you will read this as the start of a conversation – between us – and that you will feel free to communicate directly with me. My email address is steve@shalomdc.org.   

This week’s parasha, Lech Lecha, begins, “And God said to Abram: Lech lecha, Go forth from your native land and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great nation." 
 
The imagery is powerful and intensely personal.  Abram (not yet Abraham) sets out from the familiar to the unknown; from his father’s house to a land he has yet to be shown. What possibly possessed him to take such a risk? Commentators discuss the unique phraseology of the Hebrew “lech lecha”, pointing out that not only does the verb connote going “for yourself” but also “to yourself”. In other words, Abram may have followed an inner voice, which guided him away from all that he knew, and that he did it for himself. His journey was inward as well as outward. In leaving the comforts of home, he discovered more about himself and his inner strength, discovering, in fact, who he was. It appears to be history’s first recorded instance of leaving home to “find oneself”.
 
Sound familiar? Each major step in our – and our children’s - lives reflects Abram’s experience in this Torah portion. From our first baby steps to walking across the threshold of kndergarten to moving into the dorm at college, we move away from our parents and toward others, all the while finding out more about ourselves – ultimately defining who we are and who we will become.      

Steve Rakitt

Steven A. Rakitt
Chief Executive Officer
steve@shalomdc.org

 

 

 

November is National Hospice Month - Honor and support families during the end of life's journey. 


The Connector
Welcome to the November 4 edition of The Connector -- a link to the agencies and programs in our community that you care about most. You are a key part of our community -- join us! Stay informed each month with The Connector. Get involved, donate and volunteer at: shalomdc.org

Support When You Need It Most 
It is hard to find words that can comfort and reassure family members when their loved one is approaching the end of life. JSSA Hospice can help. For nearly 30 years, JSSA Hospice has been providing our Jewish community with caring, comfortable and dignified end-of-life care imbued with a knowledge of and sensitivity to Jewish rituals and traditions. JSSA Hospice is unlike any other care provider in the area.
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Looking For A Good Deal?
Then look no further. Jdeal.com has finally arrived in DC where you can get amazing deals on stuff we love! Upcoming deals include: discounts to local Kosher stores, Washington Jewish Week subscription deals, house cleaning specials, fitness and exercise savings, opportunities to make matching donations to local charities, last minute tickets to the most popular shows in town and so much more.

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The Cutting Edge 
Wouldn’t it be great each Sunday, if your child came home from Hebrew school and shared “Today in school we did the coolest thing….”? Religious school educators throughout Greater Washington are committed to finding ways to make Jewish Education relevant and meaningful to the children they teach. That’s why they are joining together for learning sessions throughout MD, DC and VA that will teach new techniques for motivating and inspiring students while helping them make personal connections to Judaism. Trainings are made possible thanks to The Jewish Federation ICE (Initiative in Congregational Education) Grants program which provides opportunities for congregations to develop innovative techniques in Jewish learning. 
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A Piece of Community History
Provided by the Jewish Historical Society

Did You Know...
In November 1887, Emile Berliner, a Jewish immigrant living in Washington, D.C. patented the gramophone and 78-rpm disc, leading to mass production of sound recordings.
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Experience History First Hand
Have you ever tried discussing history and culture with a teen as they glaze over with every additional word? Well, here is an opportunity to not only discuss but experience history in The March of The Living! This international educational program bringing Jewish teens and older from all over the world to Poland to march from Auschwitz to the largest concentration  camp complex built during World War II. Make it an experience your family will never forget. Join us on Sunday, Nov 7th for an informational session.
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Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Do you have something to say about your community? Let your voice be heard! The JCRC of Greater Washington invites you to join parlor meetings with your legislative district senators and delegates to discuss issues of importance to the Jewish community and The JCRC’s 2012 platform. 
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Book It
With the winter frost outside, curl up next to a fire with hot chocolate in one hand and a good book in the other. But where can you find a book that you can’t put down?  No worries, the 42nd Annual Book Festival at the JCC of Greater Washington is here in time for winter! Come out to the ten-day Festival packed with best-selling authors, children’s programs, book signings and more.
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Alan Gross Vigil
The Jewish community of Greater Washington will not stand idly by as one of its own remains in captivity. Attend the first vigil for Alan Gross' freedom - Monday, November 7th at 12noon outside the Cuban Interests Section. Vigils will continue each Monday following. Come out and show your support. Vigils brought to you by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) and The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Click here for more information.

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The Jewish Federation Connector - October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011 at 2:53 PM

 

 

D'var
Torah

Good afternoon,

Gilad Shalit is finally home, after 5 excruciatingly lonely years as a prisoner. We hope that in his heart he knew that he was never truly alone nor forgotten by his family, the IDF, Israel and the worldwide Jewish community. This week, we witnessed the quintessential Jewish expression of the sanctity of each life. The joy of our holiday celebrations are magnified by the joy of Gilad’s release, though tempered by the painful choices and sacrifices required to secure his release.

Tomorrow, we celebrate Shemini Atzeret, the final day of Sukkot, followed by Simchat Torah, during which we will complete the reading of the Torah and begin all over again. The Torah reading for Shemini Atzeret comes from Deuteronomy, and reminds us during this festival of harvest bounty, “If, however, there is a needy person among you…do not harden your heart and shut your hand against your needy kinsman. Rather, you must open your hand and lend him sufficient for whatever he needs.”
 
In the midst of joy, we are reminded that there are those who have none. In the midst of plenty, there are those without. The theme of holding off on full celebration until we have provided for the needy is repeated over and over in Jewish tradition, including delivering baskets of food and giving tzedakah on Purim and inviting the stranger to the Sukkah, the Pesach and Shabbat tables. 

The final Hebrew letter of the Torah is the “lamed”; the first is “bet”.  Together, they spell “lev”, or heart, which rejoices at the blessings of health, family, community and Torah. Let’s commit to a year of hearts that are not hardened to those who need us.
 

Steve
Rakitt

Steven A. Rakitt
Chief Executive Officer
steve@shalomdc.org

 

 

 

Students building one of 27 sukkot at their classmate's home on October 9, 2011.


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Welcome to the October 19 edition of The Connector -- a link to the agencies and programs in our community that you care about most. You are a key part of our community -- join us! Stay informed each month with The Connector. Get involved, donate and volunteer at: shalomdc.org

The Countdown Ends! 
As Gilad Shalit’s family welcomes him home after five harrowing years of captivity by Hamas in Gaza, we join our voices with those across Israel and the free world welcoming Gilad home at last.
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Building Joy
When you think of fall, you think of children jumping in piles of leaves, apple cider and carving pumpkins. But thanks to Congregation Beth El’s Build the Joy program, the fall season is taking on a whole new meaning for its students. Now in its 13th year, Build the Joy was developed as a way to engage children in the traditions and meaning of the Sukkot holiday. Last weekend, over 350 students and their families joined together to make paper chains, design stained glass ushpizin windows, read stories and sing songs while helping build and decorate sukkot at their classmates' homes. For more information, please contact Elisha Frumkin.

Chunky Monkey. Chubby Hubby. The Network.
What do these three things have in common? Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, will be joining The Federation on November 16 for the must-attend networking event of the year for business professionals. The Network Event is designed to take your networking to the next level, with business leaders from some of the largest companies in the area attending! And the Cherry (Garcia) on top? Jerry will be discussing his unique business philosophy, which can easily transfer to your life and career.
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Join JCRC in Support of Israel
If you are looking for grassroots political activism, pro-Israel training, coordination among agencies and synagogues, Israel programming and interfaith outreach and alliance building, then the Israel Action Center has something for you! The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington is pleased to announce the establishment of the Israel Action Center. The center's goal is to transform Greater Washington into the most active, pro-Israel region in America, while serving as a model for Jewish communities around the nation. 
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Opportunity is Knocking
Open the door for the chance to change the world. A few weeks ago we announced the launch of the ConnectGens Fellowship, where ten Jewish social entrepreneurs will be paired with the tools and connections they need to transform their big ideas into reality. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to make your impact on this community!
Applications are now being accepted.

A Piece of Community History
Provided by the Jewish Historical Society
Did You Know...
Giant Food, started by Nehemiah Cohen and Samuel Lehrman, celebrated its 75th birthday this year and its history will be featured at the Jewish Historical Society’s annual meeting in November.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony - Come Out and Support
We all know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s, a heartbreaking disease. It has touched thousands of lives here in the Greater Washington community. Join us on October 25 for the new Cohen-Rosen House groundbreaking ceremony at Charles E. Smith Life Communities campus. This new Alzheimer’s facility will be a wonderful and much needed addition to our great Jewish community.
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Pay Tribute to Our Lost Service Members
Come honor the memories of 14 Jewish Chaplains who died in service to the United States on October 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jewish Chaplains Memorial Dedication Ceremony.
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Vote Today for Our Community's Jewish Heroes
You have one. We all have at least one. A Hero. That special person who inspired you, spoke to your values and encouraged you to be the best you can be. Heroes come from all walks of life - a teacher starting a school, a neighbor running synagogue bake sales, an entrepreneur donating their services. Help support our local heroes by casting your vote today! 
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