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The Illumination of the Soul
June 14, 2021
Dov Ben-Shimon Federation CEO
Our deep commitment to this community’s history has taken many forms. I’m deeply proud to live in Greater MetroWest, a community that is rooted in the...
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Meeting with Rutgers President
June 10, 2021
Linda Scherzer CRC Director
At a time when Jews have been experiencing a surge in antisemitic attacks, both in person and on-line, our Federation’s Community Relations Committee ...
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Heading to Israel IRL
June 2, 2021
Dov Ben-Shimon Federation CEO
I’m going back to Israel this weekend -- for real. These past few weeks I’ve been immersed from afar in the fighting. Speaking with friends and...
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Israel Shared Society
June 2, 2021
Amir Shacham Associate Executive Vice President, Global Connections
For many years in Israel, the term “coexistence” was used to describe the need for Jews and Arabs to live together. While many people still use it, ...
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Tipping the Scale Toward Jewish Mutual Responsibility
April 21, 2021
Prior to WWII Jews were generally focused inward on their mutual needs. After the war Jews became more accepted in American society. The insular urban...
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Employment Matters
April 20, 2021
Rebecca Wanatick, Ed.M. Manager, Community Inclusion & Program Services
When I was 12 years old, I began babysitting. This is my first memory of paid employment, but I know that I had opportunities to volunteer and develop...
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