Newsletter Issue # 79 - May 29, 2013

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25,000 people of all ages are expected to attend the upcoming 20th Annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park. The Carl Freyer z”l Tribute and Dr. Manfred Lehmann Memorial event will be held at Central Park’s Bandshell  on Sunday, June 2nd, the 46th anniversary of the miracle of the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.

70 years after the discovery of the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss safe deposit box all these scraps are barely postage-stamp-sized, and some are blank. But in the last few years, evangelical Christian collectors and institutions in the U.S. have forked out millions of dollars for a chunk of this archaeological treasure.

The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma, is on the organizing relief efforts for the communities hit hard by last week’s devastating tornado, has received $15,000 in disaster-relief funds from the Orthodox Union. The funds were received just before the Jewish Sabbath, and are being distributed over the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the week.

A first ultra-Orthodox educational institution teaching core curriculum subjects is set to open in Jerusalem in about three months ahead of the new school year. The school will be established for students of the small haredi yeshivot, the move is seen as exceptional on the backdrop of the harsh criticism directed at the haredi sector, which usually fails to include core subjects in its schools’ curriculums.

For the past several years the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Opening the Doors Program which advocates for students with diverse learning or behavioral challenges so they are able to participate in a quality Jewish educational environment with their peers. Run locally in Michigan through the Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education, the Opening the Doors Program currently empowers nearly 1,000 students

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