Today is April 29, 2016 -
“Who was the rabbi at the synagogue where you celebrated your bar-mitzvah?” “Rabbi Bloom and Rabbi Silverman z’l,” I answered the El Al security officer before heading to the regular security screening. Agents wanted to hear about my Hebrew school experience and who gets invited to my annual seder. New this year, they took a Continue Reading »
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Jewish Federations across North America are raising funds to support the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and its partners as they work to meet urgent needs.
An inspirational video entitled “Superman’s got nothing on Israel!” received the top prize at the first-ever “Inspired by Israel” video contest this week.
On our donor wall at the Federation building, we have a quote from Pirkei Avot – Ethics of our Fathers, which states “Lo alecha hamelachah ligmor, v’lo atah ben chorin l’hibatel mimena” – “You are not required to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” In 1949, with Operation Magic Continue Reading »
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue, and Rabbis were featured at a Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY event, March 8 at Temple Israel. The interfaith audience was moved by the Bishop’s words about love and respect for the Jewish people, the need to be vocal about anti-Semitism today, persecution of Jews, stabbings in the streets Continue Reading »
KeyBank presents a $12,000 check to sponsor the Headliner Series major donor program of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. KeyBank is the new, official corporate sponsor of the series. Pictured from left to right is Marc Ehrlich, Chair of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York; Joy Davidoff, President of Women’s Philanthropy; Jill Continue Reading »