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Year: 2020

 
The “Big 5” of Global Connections: Part III
December 16, 2020
Amir Shacham Associate Executive Vice President, Global Connections
The main attraction of a safari is to watch the wild animals in their natural habitat. The local guides always set a highly ambitious goal on the...
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The “Big 5” of Global Connections: Part II
November 18, 2020
Amir Shacham Associate Executive Vice President, Global Connections
The main attraction of a safari is to watch the wild animals in their natural habitat. The local guides always set a highly ambitious goal on the...
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Introducing the “Big 5” of Federation’s Global Connections Arm
November 4, 2020
Amir Shacham Associate Executive Vice President, Global Connections
While it may sound like a vague, nostalgic memory from the pre-pandemic world, “back in the day” we used to travel overseas for vacations. Some of the...
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Bob Max: An American Hero Who Dedicated His Life to Sharing His Story
August 26, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education and Newark Initiatives
The Holocaust survivors who volunteer their time to share their stories and lessons learned are true treasures of our Greater MetroWest community. The...
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Pulling Off the Near-Impossible
August 26, 2020
Rebecca Hindin Director of the Greater MetroWest New Jersey Day School Initiative
Like so many concerned parents and citizens, I have watched the conversations about school reopening unfold throughout the summer. Parents who are ...
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Juneteenth – One Month Later
July 15, 2020
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
I’m not gonna lie. I was ignorant about Juneteenth until last month....
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We’re Helping Feed NJ Families in Need
June 17, 2020
For the past six weeks, my husband and I have been volunteering once or twice a week with IsraAID, an Israel based international non-governmental...
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No, We Cannot Stand Idly By
June 11, 2020
Linda Scherzer CRC Director
As protests continue across the U.S., many of us have become more than just silent witnesses to history....
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The Stories Must Still Be Told: Survivor Speaks in Quarantine
May 6, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education and Newark Initiatives
Nine weeks ago, on March 5, I went to a local middle school with a Holocaust survivor. I provided an introduction to the Holocaust and then listened...
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From Slavery to Freedom: Passover in Quarantine
April 1, 2020
Ilyse Muser Shainbrown Director of Holocaust Education and Newark Initiatives
I know that it’s on everyone’s mind. I know that it’s being discussed in homes all across the United States, Israel, and around the world. It’s out...
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