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Bahamas Jewish Congregation in Nassau, Bahamas

Name:

Bahamas Jewish Congregation

Address1:

CB-11002

Address2:

Nijenburg 27 1081 GD Amsterdam Holland

City:

Nassau

Location:

Bahamas

Zipcode:

Type:

Modern Orthodox

Tel:

1 242 363 2305

Fax:

1 242 326 8135

Services:

High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

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Nassau Jewish Congregation in Nassau, Bahamas

Name:

Nassau Jewish Congregation

Address1:

5 blocks East from Paradise Island Bridge on East Bay Street, right hand side. two buildings after Double Dragon Restaurant

Address2:

(Monthly Services: The first Friday of the month)

City:

Nassau

Location:

Bahamas

Zipcode:

N-95

Type:

Liberal

Tel:

1-(242) 433-4740

Fax:

Services:

Fri …

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Garden City Jewish Center in Garden City, New York

Name:

Garden City Jewish Center

Address1:

168 Nassau Blvd.

Address2:

City:

Garden City

Location:

New York

Zipcode:

11530

Type:

Reform

Tel:

516-248-9180

Fax:

Services:

Fri Evening Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://www.gardencityjewishcenter.org/

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Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach - JCAB in Atlantic Beach, New York

Name:

Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach – JCAB

Address1:

100 Nassau Avenue

Address2:

(between Park Street & Ocean Blvd)

City:

Atlantic Beach

Location:

New York

Zipcode:

11509

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

(516) 371-0972

Fax:

(516) 371-5373

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist …

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The Jewish Center in Princeton, New Jersey

Name:

The Jewish Center

Address1:

435 Nassau Street

Address2:

City:

Princeton

Location:

New Jersey

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

609 921 0100

Fax:

609 921 7531

Services:

Website:

http://www.TheJewishCenter.org/

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Is Robert Gibbs Jewish?

No, Barack Obama’s former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is not a Jew.

Gibbs was born in Auburn, Alabama on March 29, 1971. He is married to Mary Catherine Gibbs, an attorney. They live in Alexandria, Virginia with their six-year-old son. Gibbs’ parents now live in Apex, North Carolina, where his mother Nancy is acquisitions director for the libraries at Duke University.

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How Well Do You Know Jewish Cities?

Sorry, that title is a little misleading. What I really meant to say was, how well do you know Jewish cities from 1939? There is a reason for my question–and no, it does not involve taking a quiz on MJL (but feel free to by clicking on the image to your left!). Instead, it involves everyone’s favorite quiz website, Sporcle.

Today, Sporcle’s featured quiz on their homepage asks you to name the top 52 cities in the world in terms of Jewish population in 1939. When I saw the …

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My All Time Jewish Basketball Team

… project of Nextbook) basketball fans are able to create their own starting lineup among the best Jewish-American Basketball players of all time. Tablet teamed up with FreeDarko, “the amazing five-year-old collective of basketball writers known for its wit, one-of-a-kind drawings, and revealing focus on unorthodox statistics, to let you select your top all-time Jewish-American starting five, plus a Jewish coach.”

I’m glad I didn’t have to choose a Jewish American team owner because …

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Rep. Dave Camp Should Force Staffer to Grant Ex-Wife a Jewish Divorce

… ill-prepared staffer to answer our questions and try to assure us of his boss’s support of the Jewish State.

Since Dave Camp represents the 4th Congressional District of Michigan (an area pretty far north of where I live), I didn’t think I’d find myself lobbying him on any other issues in the future. And I surely never thought I’d lobby him on the issue of an agunah — the case of a Jewish woman whose ex-husband refuses to grant her a get (a Jewish bill of divorce).

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Eating Jewish: Krupnik (Polish Barley Soup)

If I had to choose one word to describe the last few weeks it would, without a doubt, be indulgence. Between my birthday celebrations and holiday celebrations, I’ve done quite a lot of feasting. Friends and family have fed me delicious meals and I’ve also had the opportunity to cook some fabulous food as well. Yet, as good as it all was, when thinking about what to make for dinner …

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Jewish Wives Gone Wild

… I know Hollywood isn’t known for its functional relationships, but what has gotten into our hot Jewish icons?

First, Scarlett Johanssen divorces “Sexiest Man Alive” Ryan Reynolds. Actually, in spite of his truly amazing abs, he’s always seemed like a tool ( Two Guys and a Girl and A Pizza Place, anyone?) So maybe this isn’t so bad. No kids, and he’s not Jewish anyway. The Jewish single men of the world best get themselves some haircuts and start a’courtin’ Miss ScarJo, …

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Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

… both secular and religious music. The exhibition also includes contemporary artworks by Iranian Jewish artists now living in Israel, Europe and the United States.

“We are deeply honored and excited that Beit Hatefutsoth will be the first to expose the fascinating life of Persian Jewry, which to date has not received the full attention it deserves,” said Irina Nevzlin Kogan, president of the NADAV Foundation, Beit Hatefutsoth’s major benefactor.

Read More: @ jpost.com

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UN prepares to condemn Jewish life in Judea and Samaria

UN prepares to condemn Jewish life in Judea and Samaria

… Wednesday that his government would soon be seeking official UN Security Council condemnation of Jewish communities in those areas claimed by the Palestinians as “illegal.”

The Associated Press published a copy of the draft resolution authored by the Palestinian Authority. In it, Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the so-called “Jewish settlements”) are blasted as the “major obstacle to the achievement of peace.”

Read More: @ israeltoday.co.il

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Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish? That seems to be the question of the day. Natalie Portman, who starred in “Black Swan” along with three other Jewish actresses all playing ballerinas (Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey), will marry Benjamin Millepied and have his baby.

Perez Hilton broke the news earlier today that not only is Natalie Portman now engaged to marry her choreographer from “Black Swan,” …

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Is Justin Bieber Jewish?

Is Justin Bieber Jewish?

Is Justin Bieber Jewish? Is Natalie Portman’s fiancee, Benjamin Millepied, Jewish? Based on my Web research, neither one is Jewish. However, there are many people wondering these questions and doing what curious people do in the Digital Age — turning to Google.

There are two components to blogging I enjoy most. First, I love writing. Second, I love looking at the analytics to see through which portals …

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From Gangsta-Rapper to a Representative of the Jewish People

From Gangsta-Rapper to a Representative of the Jewish People

… rap artist known as SHYNE is in Israel, he has adopted a Hebrew name, Moshe Levy, and a very Jewish traditional look. During the past few months Levy has been learning Torah and reaching out to Jewish young boys and girls who need support and strengthening. Now SHYNE is preparing his new musical projects and he met Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon to see how he could help the state of Israel as a non-official or official diplomat.

“It’s a very complicated situation here,” …

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Jewish WikiLeaks’ goes live in Jerusalem

'Jewish WikiLeaks' goes live in Jerusalem

… institution’s project to scan and upload to the Internet hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Jewish Press, whose official launch was on Monday, is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University “that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals,” Weinberg said.

Read More: @ haaretz.com

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Eating Jewish: Chinese Food and Christmas

… suggesting what to make for holiday (read, Christmas) meals. On the other hand, a read through Jewish newspapers, magazines and blogs leads one to find articles discussing the relationship between Jews and Chinese food that has long defined Christmas for many in the community.

The Jew and the Carrot have a short video about the history of this relationship, while an article in Tablet entitled “Jewish Christmas” discusses the modernization of this tradition happening at the Mile …

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss.

After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry. It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, synagogue affiliations, and family charitable requests.  A …

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Saying Jewish Blessings for the Food

Judaism teaches us that saying blessings in many activities that we do are very important. Doing this is especially important when we are about to eat. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalms 24:1). “a man should taste nothing before he utters a blessing,” (Tosafot to Brachot 4:1). It is therefore important to acknowledge and thank …

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Tips in Welcoming Non-Jewish Guests to a Jewish Wedding

Are you having a Jewish wedding and inviting some non-Jewish friends over? Traditional Jewish weddings are in many ways different to other types of weddings so it is important to do every effort to make them feel comfortable during the occasion. Here are some tips to make your non-Jewish friends welcome during your Jewish wedding.

If you are making a website for your wedding, include a section that will …

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Montreal, Quebec - Jewish Canadian Man Found Frozen To Death

Montreal, Quebec – The body of Matthew Besner, a 27 year old insurance company employee who had been missing since he stepped out of a Montreal restaurant for a few moments early Sunday morning, was found at 8:15 this morning on the shores of the frozen Lachine Canal fifteen blocks west of the restaurant.  Footprints on the north side of the canal and broken ice on the chanal showed …

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“I’ll be Jewish for Christmas”

… I wrote because today I found this video of Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy singing “I’ll be Jewish for Christmas,” and it says everything I wanted to say and more. In song.

“I’ll be Jewish for Christmas” was written by Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel, a wife-husband team, who are also the creators, writers and directors of Broad Comedy. They are also the co-founders of the Equinox Theatre Company. Katie and Soren were nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award for …

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The Traditional Jewish Wedding Meal

As in other Jewish celebrations, Jewish weddings involve festive meals. The food served during the wedding reception will mainly depend on the ethnic origin and historical backgrounds of the Bride and Groom.

Know your historical background. Ashkenazi Jews are of European origin and their menu traditionally composes of meats, roast potatoes and vegetables. Sephardic Jews, on the other hand, often serve …

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Reality check: Wage gap for Jewish professionals worse than national average

Reality check: Wage gap for Jewish professionals worse than national average

Much to the dismay of a number of Jewish organizations, the Senate neglected to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act last month, effectively shelving it for the foreseeable future. The bill, which would have augmented current civil rights law to protect against sex-based pay discrimination, had received broad support from civil rights and women’s rights groups but faced opposition from business organizations, whose members …

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Jewish?

Is Mark Zuckerberg Jewish?

… psychiatrist, and Edward, a dentist. He grew up in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Zuckerberg was raised Jewish. He had a bar mitzvah when he turned 13.  He describes himself now as an atheist.

At Ardsley High School he excelled in the classics. In his junior year he transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy.

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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How to Choose a Jewish College

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Some Jewish students prefer to study in Jewish universities instead of going to secular colleges. They feel that the distractions from non-Jewish colleges may affect their studies. Finding the right Jewish college is easy with these few steps:

Use your resources to do research. You can find resources by using search sites like Google and Yahoo. Look into websites of Jewish colleges and check on …

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Tracing Your Jewish Genealogy

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Tracing your Jewish genealogy can be a complicated task but it always feels good to know where you came from and to learn about your family’s history. Because of many years of Jewish migration, most Jews nowadays do not know where to begin their search.

Start your search within your family. Talk to your parents and grandparents about details of your family’s history.

There are Jewish genealogy …

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Managing a Jewish Household

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Running a traditional Jewish household is not easy. A number of Jewish traditions have to be observed all throughout the year. Here are some tips on how you can manage a Jewish household.

Decorate your home with Jewish symbols like the mezuzah which is placed at your front door, Kiddush cups, menorah, Shabbat candles and other Jewish artwork.

Your family should own a Torah, the Talmud and other Jewish

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Dancing in a Jewish Wedding

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Jewish weddings are festive occasions. Foods, drinks, music and dancing are all part of the festivities. Modern Jewish weddings choose to have secular bands playing for them. Traditional Jewish weddings on the other hand include Hora as their wedding dance. Enjoy your time as a guest in Jewish weddings with the following tips:

In secular Jewish weddings, men and women can dance together while …

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