March 2, 2015 / 11th of Adar, 5775
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  • Jan_schwartz
    Three years ago this month, a small post appeared on the CJP website:  Join National Women's Philanthropy of JFNA for Heart2Heart: A Women's Mission to Israel, this February 2010. Pack your bag and share your heart and Israel with women from across the US. Something about this invitation... Read More
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    Recently, I had the honor of hearing Dr. Ofer Merin, Deputy Director-General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and the Director of surgical operations for the IDF Field Hospital, at Boston's Combined Jewish Philanthropies' (CJP) Health Professions Group Annual Breakfast. Dr. Merin spoke... Read More
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    After graduating from college, I moved to Boston for work and promptly enrolled in LEADS, a social introduction for young professionals to Boston’s Jewish community and the Young Leadership Division of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. For a session focused on volunteering, all LEADS groups... Read More
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    “I’m old enough for my own ipad, Mommy. I’m sixteen months already!”   Ezer Mizion’s VOCA Division, which serves the speech impaired, is always in the forefront of new technology. The latest in hi-tech apparatus to enable communication without speech is made... Read More
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  • Tuckerlieberman
    Here in the United States, upon hearing last month that the situation in Israel and Gaza had boiled over into violence again, Jews felt a range of emotions:  shock, anger, empathy, longing for peace.  We heard that over a thousand rockets were launched indiscriminately at Israeli... Read More
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    Fact: Rabbinical schools still require students to go to Israel for extended periods of time. Fact*: "Marriages" are still about actually being with one's spouse some of the time.Fact: Boston is thousands of miles away from Israel. Fact: My job will not pay me for being in another country. When I... Read More
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    A routine blood test done during the IDF induction process led Idan Dukatch, a soldier from Ashkelon, to the opportunity to save a life.  His bone marrow donation was transplanted to Alex Katz, a 17-year old boy from New Jersey with cancer.  At the end of a nerve-racking half year,... Read More
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    CJP Israel Advocacy executive committee member Jeff Robbins, who also serves as the ADL of New England's chair, published this piece yesterday on Boston.com. It's about how Israel continues to lose the public opinion battle regardless of the facts, or in Jeff's much more eloquent words: " In... Read More
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    We are proud to say that Prozdor is outstanding for many reasons. We celebrate our excellence in Hebrew language instruction, post pictures from our trips and Shabbatonim, record our Klezmer band as it performs around town, and praise our dynamic faculty at every opportunity. But perhaps the... Read More
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    Turnaround    by Yael Katzir    “You probably don’t remember the thirteen year old boy with cancer that Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry collected blood samples for. It was a few years ago… I remember him well. I was 32 years old then. I... Read More
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