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Beit Avi Chai commemorates Holocaust Day

Beit Avi Chai commemorates Holocaust Day

Beit Avi Chai and the Jewish Community Center in San Diego will hold a joint event to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday at 8 pm. 

Journalist Haim Etgar will be the MC, and Prof. Yehuda Bauer will lecture on true and imaginary memories.The musical segment of the evening will feature the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble and the Ha-Lev ve-ha-Maayan quartet. In addition, the …

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Mike Tyson Might Open a High-End Kosher Restaurant Chain

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Mike Tyson is in talks with Moshe Malamud of the Franklin Mint to launch a high-end restaurant chain, a source said.

The two talked shop at Malamud’s favorite kosher eatery, Solo, on Madison Avenue, where Tyson dined with his pregnant wife, Lakiha Spicer, on mushroom soup and mixed vegetables.

Tyson, who announced his decision to follow a strict vegan diet last spring, is said to have interest in breaking into …

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Chabad CHAI Center of West Bay in Warwick, Rhode Island

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Chabad CHAI Center of West Bay

Address1:

3871 Post Rd.

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Warwick

Location:

Rhode Island

Zipcode:

2886

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Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

1-401-884-7888

Fax:

1-401-886-7375

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Website:

http://www.RabbiWarwick.com/

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Od Yosef Chai in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Name:

Od Yosef Chai

Address1:

8543 Bustleton Avenue

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Philadelphia

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Pennsylvania

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Sephardi

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Chavurah Beth Chai - Mahopac in Shenorock, New York

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Chavurah Beth Chai – Mahopac

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Shenorock

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New York

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Reform

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Temple Beth Chai in Hauppauge, New York

Name:

Temple Beth Chai

Address1:

PO Box 5605

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City:

Hauppauge

Location:

New York

Zipcode:

11788

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-631-724-5807

Fax:

1-631-724-0165

Services:

Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.bethchai.us/

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Mayon Chai-Chabad in Brooklyn, New York

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Mayon Chai-Chabad

Address1:

1735 52 Street

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Brooklyn

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New York

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Chabad Lubavitch

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718-851-2424

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718-851-9899

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Beth Chai in Bethesda, Maryland

Name:

Beth Chai

Address1:

c/o RRUC

Address2:

6301 River road

City:

Bethesda

Location:

Maryland

Zipcode:

20817

Type:

Humanistic

Tel:

301 229 7400

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Services:

Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.bethchai.org/

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Chai Center - Chabad of Wilmette in Wilmette, Illinois

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Chai Center – Chabad of Wilmette

Address1:

2904 Old Glenview Road

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Wilmette

Location:

Illinois

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Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

847-251-7707

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847-251-5495

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http://www.chaicenter.com/

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Temple Chai in Long Grove, Illinois

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Temple Chai

Address1:

1670 Checker

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Long Grove

Location:

Illinois

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Reform

Tel:

(847) 537-1771

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847-537-8075

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http://www.templechai.org/

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Temple Beth Chai in Coral Springs, Florida

Name:

Temple Beth Chai

Address1:

5874 NW 123 Ave.

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City:

Coral Springs

Location:

Florida

Zipcode:

33076

Type:

Progressive

Tel:

954-346-5030

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954-753-9268

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Temple Chai in Phoenix, Arizona

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Temple Chai

Address1:

4645 East Marilyn Road

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Phoenix

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Arizona

Zipcode:

85032

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Reform

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(602) 971-1234

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(602) 971-5909

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http://www.templechai.com/

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KOL CHAI - HATCH END JEWISH COMMUNITY in London, England

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KOL CHAI – HATCH END JEWISH COMMUNITY

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New Road

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Hatch End

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London

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England

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Reform

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020 8421 1964

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Temple Mount

… mosques in the world, set next to the entrance to the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock.  With an elegant design of a gold dome, facaded in a medley of blue tiles covering the entire structure. It is an important structure for both Muslim and Jewish for it is believed to be the very site where Abraham offered God his son Isaac abruptly without question and believed to be containing the rock from which Muhammad is believed to have ascended into heaven on his Night Journey. Another …

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Macy’s and Israel

… Owners of R.H. Macy ‘s Department Store and founders of the A&S(Abraham & Straus) chain, the brothers were multimillionaires, renowned for their philanthropy and social activism.

In 1912, the brothers and their wives were touring Europe, when Nathan, the more ardent Zionist of the two, impulsively said one day:

- “Hey, why don’t we hop over to Palestine?”

Israel wasn’t the tourist hotspot then that it is today. Its population was ravaged by disease, famine, and …

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Lincoln Tunnel smashup: Motorcycle slams into 3 buses, dozens hurt, commute snarled

A chain-reaction wreck involving a motorcycle and three buses in the Lincoln Tunnel injured 53 people and snarled the Thursday morning commute.

The motorcyclist was critically injured when he was sandwiched between two of the buses, an NYPD source said.

The wreck happened in the Manhattan-bound lanes of the tunnel’s center tube shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Port Authority spokeswoman said. …

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McDonald’s Israeli CEO: 70% of Secular Public Wants Kosher Meat

Fast food chain McDonald’s will introduce the McFalafel product in all of its restaurants in Israel starting this Tuesday.

The falafel will be sold either inside Iraqi pita bread with tahini and chopped salad, in a box containing three to five pieces with tahini, or as a meal with fries or green salad and a drink.

According to McDonald’s, the new product meets the health standards set by the …

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MKs mull bill to recognize, fund pluralistic Jewish studies

… regarding women studying and teaching Torah.

Lawmakers and representatives of Midreshet, a chain of 22 pluralistic organizations involved in shaping a Jewish- Israeli identity primarily through various study frameworks, took part in the study session.

Committee chairman Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) was joined by MKs Yohanan Plesner (Kadima) and Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) for the third event of its kind this year.

Read More: @ jpost.com

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Bergen Record: Ima’s Kosher Restaurant in Teaneck

Bergen Record: Ima's Kosher Restaurant in Teaneck

… in New Jersey serve up the same dishes to hungry diners. The key link in the mother-daughter chain is kubbeh.

Kubbeh (also called kibbeh) are fried, baked or boiled dumplings made of semolina or bulgur and stuffed with rice and spiced chopped meat or vegetables. This substantial and versatile Middle Eastern menu staple was often on the family table in Mosul, Iraq, where Binyamin lived until she was 11. Kubbeh remains a menu staple at her Jerusalem restaurant, which opened in 1981, …

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Driver Arrested for Leaving Toddler on Yeshiva School Bus

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A bus driver for a Brooklyn Yeshiva was arrested Tuesday and charged with abandonment of a child after allegedly leaving a two-year-old boy locked in a bus for several hours, police said.

The toddler was seen by passersby standing in the stairwell of the parked bus and screaming at about 10:30 a.m. on Bedford Avenue. Responding officers found the front doors of the 2007 Thomas Built bus locked with a chain but were able to get inside from the unlocked rear …

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Younger Jewish leaders not so worried about intermarriage

Younger Jewish leaders not so worried about intermarriage

… Jewish Life,” a new survey of young leaders of Jewish organizations commissioned by the Avi Chai Foundation.

Actually, this is hardly the only saddening but unsurprising statistic to emerge from the survey. While high percentages of these “young leaders” claim a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people and being part of the Jewish community, fewer than 50% strongly agreed that they have a responsibility to take care of Jews in need around the world.

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Jewish women: Leaders but not heroes

Jewish women: Leaders but not heroes

… half of the 2010 Slingshot organizations are headed by women.

More than half of the 2009 Avi Chai Fellows (“the Jewish genius grant”) award winners are women. More than half of the current Joshua Venture Fellows are women.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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Shechita in England Under Threat Once Again

… to have religious slaughter.”

The London-based Jewish Chronicle reports that the McDonald’s chain, which is also supplied by Slaney, denied rumors of its involvement in the decision. It is McDonald’s policy not to use meat that is religiously slaughtered, such as kosher or halal.

Read More: @ israelnationalnews.com

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Jewish Parables: A Mashal for Every Occasion

Jewish Parables: A Mashal for Every Occasion

… tool of some of leaders and teachers. Think of the Maggid of Dubno, the Chofetz Chaim, the Ben Ish Chai, Rabbi Shalom Schwadron – these great men were Mashal Masters, with the blessed knack of creating just the right story to make an essential point. Rabbi Yisroel Bronstein has learned their lessons well. In this valuable book, he has collected hundreds of parables from classic sources and arranged them by topic. Jewish Parables makes a delightful read, a welcome companion at the Shabbos …

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Stories Within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition

… types of stories found in this wonderful collection (described by Peninnah Schram as “frame and chain stories”) have been widely popular in both Jewish and non-Jewish literary traditions. Since Jews have lived in so many places, they have been influenced by the stories told by their surrounding neighbors. For example, this genre of tales has been especially popular in the Jewish stories of the Middle East, having been influenced by the structure and contents of Arabic literature. …

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Pirkei Avos: Sfas Emes And Other Chassidic Masters

… and consciences of serious and committed Jews.

Pirkei Avos is the only tractate that begins with the statement that Moses received the Torah from Sinai and transmitted it, generation after generation, to the Jews for whom it was intended. Why is this said only of Avos? Because it is all too easy to think that the Torah consists primarily of laws and mitzvos, and that the Oral Law controls only deeds, dealings, and rituals, hardly anything more.

No! Avos teaches us. Character, …

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Haggadah From Bondage To Freedom

… speak to different people in different ways.

Passover is the story of freedom from the lash and chain and the exalted rise of a nation to the pinnacle of human achievement: the knowledge that the Divine Hand controls nature and the experience of Revelation at Sinai. However, not all pain is inflicted by the lash of a taskmaster and not all chains are clamped on by jailers.

The Haggadah also addresses those who suffer from the slavery of an oppressive environment or, even more difficult, …

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

… ... Sachar situates Jews on a global stage.... [He] relates an immensely complex story with precision and learning.” – New York Times Book Review

“[Sachar’s book features] an erudition that is confidently and casually displayed, a range of topics covered with crisp lucidity, and sentences whose cadences effortlessly sweep the reader along.” – The Boston Globe

“Like all of Sachar’s books, this too is comprehensive, illuminating, and readable. He …

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The Cantonists: The Jewish Children’s Army of The Tsar

… some, like Golda Meir’s grandfather, succeeded in reclaiming their heritage and reconnecting the chain of Jewish tradition. Today, thousands of Jews are descendants of those stalwart Cantonists.

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Am I My Mother’s Daughter?

… of faith and willpower.

Are we fated to follow in our parents’ footsteps? When do we break the chain? How do we stop personal history from repeating?

Julie Stern Joseph tries to answer these questions and others as she confronts the cancer that killed her mother in much the same way it threatens to kill her.

In Am I My Mother’s Daughter? we follow Julie, her husband and children on their journey into fear, diagnosis and missed diagnosis and through successful and failed surgeries. We …

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