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When Creation and Destruction Meet
September 1, 2021
Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
The Jewish calendar revolves around the moon. The lunar cycle determines our months, years, and holidays. One date that is determined by the sun......
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Remembering Is Honoring: Preserving COVID Documents in JHS Archives
August 27, 2021
Jill Hirshorin Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater MetroWest NJ
What makes present-day catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, and the COVID-19 pandemic different is that they are digitally recorded. ...
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Israel addresses the needs of seniors with thoughtfulness and measurement
August 23, 2021
Allison Nagelberg Director of Global Connections NJ
I’m thrilled to share the news that earlier this month, the Israeli government adopted JDC's Optimal Aging Dashboard as the National Index for Optimal...
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Double Standards?
July 26, 2021
Linda Scherzer CRC Director
Is Ben & Jerry’s, and its parent company, Unilever, in violation of NJ’s anti-BDS law?...
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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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