August 4, 2015 / 19th of Av, 5775
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    Taglit-Birthright Israel believes that it is the birthright of every Jewish person to visit Israel. That is why we are committed to ensuring that young Jewish adults with physical or developmental challenges are offered an opportunity to personally explore their Jewish heritage and identity in... Read More
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      Perhaps it was the name they shared-stem cells and cell phones. Perhaps it was a sudden rush of love for his young daughter whose life had been in danger just a few short years ago. Perhaps it was his good character enabling him to retain a feeling of gratitude, even years later, combined... Read More
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    More than 50 North American teenagers have chosen to spend their last three years of high school in Israel. At Naale Elite Academy’s recent student interviews in New York, Chicago, Miami and Toronto, these 15- and 16-year-olds expressed their desire to move to Israel on their own,... Read More
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      The flowers were ordered-they decided on pink and blue. The gown was stunning-it fit perfectly. The caterer had agreed to the molded dessert that she loved. But the bride was not happy.  “Flowers and desserts are nice but what about my father! It’s my special day. He... Read More
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    Shannon Broverman participated in JDC Entwine's Inside Israel 2012 Insider Trip. As a kid, remember playing outside and trying to climb trees. It was fun right? Well, imagine staying in the tree all day with your family with little food or water and only climbing down at night.... Read More
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    Dear Friends: The Boston Marathon attack and its aftermath left us reeling, but we were also more aware than ever of the unity and strength of our Jewish community, both here and in Israel. As soon as news of the bombing reached Israel, we received an offer of help from the Israel Trauma... Read More
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      What did you bring me?”  the small boy asks his aunt who had come to visit on his birthday. His mother blushes in embarrassment, knowing how inappropriate the question is. Yet, on her own birthday, in the privacy of her thoughts, she can’t help thinking similar thoughts.... Read More
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    My previous role at CJP was with the Boston-Haifa Connection, working with counterparts in Boston’s sister city, Haifa, Israel, to benefit both communities. It was an opportunity to be involved in meaningful initiatives, meet amazing individuals and share experiences. Recently, I was... Read More
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    I will not say a lot about it, because I believe that the photograph says it all. I'm so proud to work in such an amazing architectural monument, overlooking the Jerusalem old-city walls, operated by Cezanne Catered Events. Thanks to photographer Aviad Tevel for this Beit Shmuel-Mercaz... Read More
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      From the thoughts of Avi Sorias, an ambulance driver for Ezer Mizion   “Here,” says the young man from behind me. “At the right.” From my place at the steering wheel, I glance at his image in the mirror. He sits there, limp and helpless, his head dropped... Read More
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