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Lincoln Park Jewish Center Celebrates Purim With Moroccan-Themed Party

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Adults and children wore costumes for this year’s annual Purim party at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center, dressing for a Moroccan theme and dining under tents.

All Enjoy the Grand Purim Fiesta at Chabad of Yonkers

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Chabad of Yonkers hosted a Mexican-themed grand Purim fiesta this year.

It was a great success. Over 100 people attended and enjoyed listening to the Megilla, eating hamentashen and a Mexican buffet dinner and watching a mariachi band perform!

The children enjoyed making tambourines.

All had a great Purim experience.

OHEL Brings Purim Happiness and Warmth to Hundreds

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Purim at OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services started over a month ago at OHEL Bais Ezra’s Day Hab Programs.

Together with their staff, OHEL individuals made and packaged almost 1000 mishloach manotas. This was part of OHEL’s [email protected] Program, an initiative aimed at providing employment training and independent living skills to adults with disabilities.

Purchasing mishloach manot from OHEL provided a helping hand to OHEL’s individuals, including them in the workforce and Jewish community at large. It was hard work, but everyone had a lot of fun!

Purim festivities started with a lively pre-Purim party for individuals with mental illness who attend OHEL’s Kadimah PROS...

All 100 Senators Demand Action Against Wave of Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats

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Responding to the more than 100 bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers, schools and other institutions, as well as the Jewish cemetery desecrations, since the start of 2017, the U.S. Senate joined the Trump administration in addressing the anti-Jewish threats, calling for “swift action” to end them.

“We are concerned that the number of incidents is accelerating and failure to address and deter these threats will place innocent people at risk and threaten the financial viability of JCCs, many of which are institutions in their communities,” stated a letter signed by all 100 members of the Senate.

The letter—which was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary John...

Kneading the Way to a Beautiful Shabbat, One Loaf at a Time

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Shabbat tables across Stamford were a bit more festive recently after dozens of children, teens and parents took part in two recent challah bakes offered by the Friendship Circle of Fairfield County.

The events were sponsored by local residents and FC supporters Rhonda Maron and Marlene Gatz.

“Everyone loves the smell and taste of fresh-baked bread,” said Malya Shmotkin, the director of the Friendship Circle, “and what better way to celebrate Shabbat than with a fresh, homemade challah made together with other Friendship Circle participants and friends.”

Among those who took part in the baking fun for families was Stacey Palker, and her 6-year-old son, Aaron. They were...

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