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Santa Claus and Zionism

Journal entry from Israel by Teddy Weinberger One evening in early  November a few years ago we were having dinner and the name “Santa Claus” came  up (I think we were speaking about differences between Hanukah and Christmas).  My then 12-year-old son Elie said “who’s...

Noah’s Ark

12.26.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg The JCC was the place to be this past Nov. 14, when Noah’s Ark: An Original Mini-Musical (complete with Noah’s family and singing animals) landed on the Theater stage. The performance, written and produced by Deborah Greenblatt and David...

Artist workshops in the Western Galilee

12.26.14 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, Center for Jewish Life Article excerpted from materials prepared by The Arts & Community Task Force of PARTNERSHIP2GETHER The PARTNERSHIP2GETHER Program of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations of North America will be...

Hanukkah shopping

12.26.14 Issue by Ozzie Nogg In the past weeks, residents of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home went Hanukkah shopping at Target and Walmart. The group included RBJH residents Vera Bernstein, Rita Biniamow, Annette Fettman, Chickie Gilinsky, Ethel Grossman, Lydia Linde,...

Lepp/Mora

12.26.14 Issue Kelsey Lepp, daughter of Robert and Karen Lepp, and Abraham Mora, son of Lorena Hazelton, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BA in Child Psychology and Spanish. She is a...

Leon N. Wintroub

12.26.14 Issue Leon N. Wintroub passed away on Dec. 20 at age 86. Services were held on Dec. 22 at Mount Sinai Cemetery. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Anita Wintroub, sisters, Estelle Harris and Lois Bernstien. He is survived by Sally, daughter and...

Partnership2GETHER Visionaries

12.19.14 Issue by Mary Sue Grossman, Center for Jewish Life A picture of the wide diversity found in the Western Galilee was shared by four accomplished women from the Western Galilee  Diana Bletter, Dr. Janan Farraj-Falah, Kineret Hadar and Galit Aviram-Cohen, along...

Polsky family donates Amud

12.19.14 Issue by Nancy Coren, Susan Bass and Alan Polsky When Hyman Polsky was born in 1917, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the now century old Tifereth Israel Synagogue, was only four years old. The new congregation became a very important place for young Hyman. He became a...