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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

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1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4 th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants.

1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the next available passage to Holland.

1654 Portugal recaptures Brazil and expels Jews and

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Blue - Benjamin Zucker

… novel — modeled after the Talmud — in which the central story is surrounded by the voices and images of numerous characters, real and imagined.

Blue is the story of Abraham Tal, a diamond merchant in New York City who spends his days counseling friends and neighbors in what has come to be referred to as his “advice shop.” It is here that his real passion lies, for Abraham is a commentator–a man who prefers to sit back and discuss the finer points of life rather than to go out …

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Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

… Name:

Tiferet Bet Israel

Address1:

1920 Skippack Pike

Address2:

City:

Blue Bell

Location:

Pennsylvania

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-610-275-8797

Fax:

1-610-275-1664

Services:

Website:

http://tbibluebell.org/

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Chabad Jewish Center of Blue Ash in Blue Ash, Ohio

Name:

Chabad Jewish Center of Blue Ash

Address1:

9410 Kenwood Road

Address2:

City:

Blue Ash

Location:

Ohio

Zipcode:

Type:

Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

513-793-5200

Fax:

513-793-5244

Services:

Website:

http://www.chabadOH.org/

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Eating disorders a problem among haredim

… important.

“It felt like I was practicing not eating. It was something that was reassuring and gave me strength and a sense of pride,” said Waller, a 28-year-old teacher at a religious school in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

Read More: @ ynetnews.com

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Flowers for Hanukkah

Flowers for Hanukkah

… Hanukkah dinner? Are you thinking of a great Hanukkah present for the dinner host? Aside from wine and fruits, flowers make a good Hanukkah present. Flower arrangements in different colors are sure to delight your host and add vibrance to your Hanukkah celebration.

Determine how much you are willing to spend for a flower arrangement. If you are to order flowers online, you will also have to pay for its shipping fees.

Choose a theme for your flower arrangement. You may choose a blue and

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Where can a wondering Jew get a kosher meal in Uganda?

Where can a wondering Jew get a kosher meal in Uganda?

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In the desert of Peru, there is no challah bread and definitely no kosher wine. That, however, didn’t stop the participants of AJWS’s volunteer summer program from sanctifying the Sabbath in a special way. They found their kosher substitutions in a sweet bread called bizcocho and a drink made from purple corn known as chicha morada.

In an ever-shrinking world, an increasing number of opportunities are appearing for kashrut-observant …

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Star of David for Hanukkah

Star of David for Hanukkah

… coming! A few days from now, we are going to celebrate this year’s Hanukkah. Introduce Hanukkah and its essence to small kids by teaching them this simple Hanukkah project.

For this project, you will need ice cream or popsicle sticks, glue, paper plate, scissors, a hole punch, colored cellophanes and water colors.

Using water colors, paint 6 ice cream sticks in blue.

Make two triangles out of the ice cream sticks by gluing them together.

Glue the two triangles to form a star. …

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Have a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Have a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

… what about interfaith families? Combining holiday traditions is a fun way to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. This is a good way to unite family members of different religious traditions.

Decorate both for Christmas and Hanukkah. Prepare the Hanukkah menorah and light it during the eight days of Hanukkah. Hang a Hanukkah wreath outside your door. Adorn your wreath with mini Star of David and laces in blue and white. At the same time, put up a Christmas tree. Decorate your tree with …

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Decorating the Classroom for Hanukkah

… is not just limited to homes. We can spread the spirit of the holiday by decorating our offices and for kids, decorating their classrooms. Decorating the classroom for Hanukkah is also a great way to educate children regarding Jewish history and religion.

Choose a color theme for your Hanukkah decoration. Generally, Hanukkah color themes are in shades of blue and white but you can use other colors like gold or yellow (the color of the flame and the Hanukkah menorah).

Make cut-outs of …

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Simple Hanukkah Wreath Project

… evergreen branches, scissors, silver pine cones, a fourteen inches wire wreath form, floral wires and wire cutter.

Start making your wreath by cutting the evergreens into pieces, six inches long.

Cut a part of the wire (3 inches long) and tie this to the top of the wire form. This will serve as hanger for your wreath.

Place a piece of evergreen into the wire form. Secure the evergreen in place by tying a two-inch wire at the end of each evergreen.

Continue putting evergreen branches …

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Decorating Your Home with Chanukah Symbols

… for families to once again decorate with different Jewish symbols such as the menorah, dreidels and evergreens to kick off the Chanukah mood in their homes.

Chanukah is a grand and special celebration so make your decorations as beautiful and impressive as possible. Arrange a grandiose display of evergreens, menorah, dreidels and chocolate gelts across the mantel of your home’s fireplace.

Put a beautiful blue and white table cloth on your dining table. Match this with blue and white …

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Famous Hanukkah Decorations

… means dedication in Hebrew. This special holiday is a celebration of triumph over years of trial and great affliction. Decorating for Hanukkah is one way to show the significance of the holiday.

There are several Hanukkah decorations which have special significance to the Hanukkah celebration. The most recognizable symbol of Hanukkah is the Hanukkah menorah or the chanukkiyah. The Hanukkah menorah is a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the entire Hanukkah holiday. The ninth candle …

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Bingo Game for Chanukah

… cards.

Using Microsoft Word application, create a new Word document.

Configure the margins and paper orientations by selecting Page Setup.

Choose the landscape form for this file and create two columns.

Using the “insert table” command, create a table having 6 rows and 5 columns.

Type BINGO on top of the table, or you can have a Chanukah themed table by typing LIGHT instead of BINGO.

Put Chanukah inspired images in each space inside the table.

Type the word FREE in the …

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Art Craft for Kids: Hanukkah Gelt Bag

… you will need a medium sized paper bag, a thick cardboard, watercolors, decorative strings, gold and silver lace and glitters, glue, gold and silver aluminum foils.

Fold half an inch from the top of the paper bag inward. Glue it afterwards.

Cut the cardboard according to the size of the bottom of the paper bag. Attach the cardboard to the bottom of the bag with glue.

Using watercolor, paint your paper bag blue.

For the handle, make two small holes at the top of the paper bag and tie …

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The Coffee Trader

Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation. }}Miguel enters …

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Small Miracles: Extraordinary Coincidences from Everyday Life

… Believe in the power of miracles...

“A special little book, an antidote to the stress, fury, and unfeelingness of many people’s hurried, everyday lives.”

-Newsday

“Judith Leventhal and Yitta Halberstam amaze and inspire with their incredible-but-true story collections... of wondrous true coincidences.” -People

“Small Miracles is a book you’ll love and cherish for a long time to come. It will make you aware of similar events that are happening to you-those touches of …

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The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther

… that tell the story of Purim. The illustration’s proportion is stretched in order to hint and demonstrate a structure of a scroll. This elegant edition is printed on artistic paper in Hebrew and English, available in two different cover colors – red and blue.

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The Sacrifice of Tamar

… is raped by a black man while babysitting her nephew. Unwilling to become an object of pity and gossip in her tightly knit Brooklyn community, Tamar resolves to hide the fact from her family, friends, and neighbors. She even keeps the incident a secret from her pious husband, Josh, afraid that he will divorce her if Jewish law commands him to. When Tamar discovers that she is pregnant, however, she must reevaluate. The child could be the rapist’s, but it might also be Josh’s, with …

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A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah

Noam Zion

Publisher: Shalom Hartman Institute

This Haggadah offers a rich feast of story and insight for anyone’s Seder Table. It can be used year after year and remain fresh. I look forward to using it with my family” – Rabbi Harold Kushner (Conservative) Author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

This is not just “another” Haggadah. It is itself a rich, joyful, and immensely informative celebration that will help transform the Pesach Seder. It is a book that becomes …

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Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Self-Loathing Jew

Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Self-Loathing Jew

Neal Karlen

Publisher: Touchstone Books

What he means is that he hates the parochialism and material trappings of the young Jews he knows: Their new temples are gilded and the parking lots spill over with luxury cars. Religion for them is a quest for a Jewish wife from “the right” family and a big house and splendid clothes. Gone is the soulful practice of tradition that his grandparents brought over from Russia. Karlen sees communities from New York to Los Angeles of Jewish …

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Hope: A Monument to Raoul Wallenberg

… the vital role the bystander could play. His humanitarian acts-from distributing passports, food, and medicine to bribing Nazi officials-saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary. Through the years, Wallenberg’s bravery haunted Gustav Kraitz, himself arrested by the Russians at the same time Wallenberg disappeared from Budapest, until finally in 1998 the artist unveiled his powerful tribute. Located near the United Nations in New York City, Hope is a remarkable assemblage …

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The Search for the Stones

… stones must be found.

A quiet family vacation in Jerusalem turns into high adventure as Ilana and Ari Goldreich set out on an unforgettable quest through time. Sent on this mission by a mysterious man in white, and pursued by an evil man in purple, they must face danger – and learn lessons of friendship, courage, and other Jewish values – in order to save the world from deadly peril!

Let your faith and your pure hearts show you the way.

Ari and Ilana will pan for gold in …

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Temple Shalom in Milton, Massachusetts

Name:

Temple Shalom

Address1:

180 Blue Hill Ave

Address2:

City:

Milton

Location:

Massachusetts

Zipcode:

2186

Type:

Egalatarian

Tel:

1-617-698-3394

Fax:

1-617-696-9265

Services:

Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://www.Templeshalomonline.org/

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Temple Beth Torah in Wellington, Florida

Name:

Temple Beth Torah

Address1:

900 Big Blue Trace

Address2:

City:

Wellington

Location:

Florida

Zipcode:

33414

Type:

Reform

Tel:

(561) 793-2700

Fax:

561-793-1072

Services:

Website:

http://www.TempleBethTorah.net/

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