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Extended Family Enjoys Multigenerational Volunteering With Leket Israel

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Leket Israel had the pleasure of hosting a unique group in the fields yesterday. From both sides of the Atlantic ocean and across US state lines, four cousins celebrated their b’nei mitzvahs among the Zuckerman family group of 25 by volunteering with Leket picking produce for needy Israelis. For the first time, the entire...

Muslim Arab-Israeli Journalist Nazir Magally Addresses NY Jewish Communities

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Nazir Magally, a senior fellow at the Shaharit Institute, was the first in a series of speakers who will try to make sense of the current climate in Israel, the US and the Western world, and offer an alternative look at a shared society and common vision. He spoke at Jewish communities in White Plains, Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. Shaharit is an Israeli think tank dedicated to bringing together voices from diverse sociological, political, ethnic and religious backgrounds, in order to transcend traditional boundaries and work together for “the common good.”

Magally is from Nazareth and served as editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad, Israel’s only Arabic-language daily, and as a member...

JBN Presents Westchester Networking

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Start your day by networking with Westchester County Jewish professionals. Join them for a special presentation with co-facilitator Andrew Kabatchnick, CPA, called “Don’t Wait Until April,” where he’ll review the CPA’s role in smart financial planning beyond filing tax returns. Join us at Panera Bread Cafe, 875 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor, NY 10803 on Mar 14. From 7:30 a.m to 9 a.m.

JCANA Speaks Out About Cemetery Vandalism

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The Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA) deplores the recent desecration of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. These senseless acts only serve to intensify the current divide in this country. We hope that the perpetrators of these crimes will be caught and brought to justice, and that the sanctity of all Jewish cemeteries will be protected and respected.

JCANA represents hundreds of Jewish cemeteries throughout the US and Canada. We stand ready to counsel any of our colleagues who need advice or assistance.

For more information about this topic, please contact JCANA at 314-353-2540 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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YINR Ruach, March

March 15: Screening of the film “Watermarks,” moderated by Baila Weiss. The 2004 documentary reunites the champion women swimmers of the legendary Austrian Jewish Sports Club, Hakoah Vienna, who were forced to disband during the rise of fascism in the 1930s.

March 22: Grandmothers, mothers and daughters—reclaiming ourselves, an interactive presentation by Carol Diament, PhD: What, if anything, can we conclude about relationships with our grandmothers, mothers and daughters? Carol will delight us with her discussion and reflections on poetry.

March 29: Israel Advocacy—Israeli and American Relations, presented by Oshra Rosenberg, Westchester Shaliach. Oshra will...

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