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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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Put a Jewish woman in environmental activism “On the Map!”

Put a Jewish woman in environmental activism "On the Map!"

Next week is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday for trees. The meaning of the holiday has undergone some major evolution over the years; it started as a tax deadline, was co-opted by Kabbalists and then the Zionists, and is now considered a holiday celebrating the environment and environmental activism in a broad sense. At the Jewish Women’s Archive, our Tu B’Shevat tradition is to …

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Court orders Orthodox woman to be cremated after three month battle

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The body of a 105-year-old Jewish woman from New York who died three months ago will finally be removed from a mortuary after a judge ruled that she could be cremated.

Ethel Baar, who died on September 11, began following Orthodox Judaism late in life, and her great-nephew James Pollak said that she had wanted to be laid to rest in accordance with Orthodox tradition.

But in 1999 she also stated in her will that she wanted …

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Tefillas Channah: Prayers for the Jewish Woman

… Publisher: Feldheim

An exquisite book of stirring prayers, specially compiled for the Jewish woman. This beautifully designed, Hebrew-English, pocket-sized book is the Jewish woman’s best friend–in good times and in challenging times. With prayers for candle-lighting, marital harmony, pregnancy, childbirth, child-raising, and mikveh immersion, along with many others, this prayer book is one-of-a-kind. Whether to arouse the mercy of Heaven, or to offer thanks for a new blessing, this …

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The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

Debby Flancbaum

Publisher: Urim Publications

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness.

Although the women featured in this book come from all walks of Jewish life – religious, secular and everything in between …

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Tending the Garden - The Unique Gifts of the Jewish Woman

… Weisberg, illuminates the special blessings, gifts, and unique feminine qualities that the Jewish woman has been given. The author explores the lives, experiences, and roles of Jewish women in history, the matriarchs, the Jewish festivals and cycles, special women’s mitzvot, mysticism, to understand what is the Divine mission of the Jewish woman.

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Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman

… squashed my desire to skip from happiness. As we waited in the newly opened indoor theatre, an old woman in chador approached my mother and whispered something in her ear, while her eyes focused on me.

“My mother threw her chin up, indicating a negative answer in the Iranian fashion. ‘No,’ she said.... ‘I was married young myself. I don’t want my daughter to have the same fate,’ my mother said. She gave her refusal finality by turning her back and …

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The Woman from Hamburg and Other True Stories

… are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after her husband is suffocated by fellow Jews afraid that his coughing would reveal their hiding place to the Germans. A young American man refuses to let go of the ghost of his half brother who died in the Warsaw ghetto. He never knew the boy, yet he learns Polish to communicate with his dybbuk. A high-ranking German officer conceives of a plan to kill Hitler after …

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Holy Woman: The Road to Greatness of Rebbetzin Chaya Sara Kramer

… lessons are profoundly applicable. A page-turner unlike any you’ve read, the messages of Holy Woman will inspire you to new heights of Torah living and learning.

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Fräulein Rabbiner Jonas : The Story of the First Woman Rabbi

… Elisa Klapheck

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Fraulein Rabbiner Jonas tells the moving story of the woman who inspired a new kind of progressive female participation in the Jewish religion. Biographer Elisa Klapheck shows how Jonas overcame formidable resistance and obstacles from conventional orthodox Jewish institutions to become the first female rabbi. The book includes the text of Jonas’s definitive treatise on why women can indeed become rabbis, which is based on sound scripture from the …

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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

Type:

Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

1-401-884-7888

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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

Name:

Mayon Chai-Chabad

Address1:

1735 52 Street

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Brooklyn

Location:

New York

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Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

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

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2904 Old Glenview Road

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Wilmette

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Illinois

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Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

847-251-7707

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847-251-5495

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Website:

http://www.chaicenter.com/

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Temple Chai in Long Grove, Illinois

Name:

Temple Chai

Address1:

1670 Checker

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City:

Long Grove

Location:

Illinois

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Type:

Reform

Tel:

(847) 537-1771

Fax:

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

Name:

Temple Chai

Address1:

4645 East Marilyn Road

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Phoenix

Location:

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

Address1:

New Road

Address2:

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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Jewish women and the Democratic National Committee

Jewish women and the Democratic National Committee

… as the new chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), making her the first Jewish woman to hold this position. After doing a little research at jwa.org, however, I realized that even though Wasserman Schultz may be the first Jewish woman to chair the DNC, she is actually joining a long tradition of Jewish women who have been active in the organization.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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Miriam and the Passover Story

… The first is that the story of the Exodus features the leadership of Miriam, perhaps the only woman in the bible who is not described as somebody’s wife or mother. Neither Miriam nor her brother Moses are mentioned in the traditional Haggadah, but their roles in the Passover story are integral and intertwined.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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What Would Tevya Say?

… you know what I mean.

He obviously has some deep-seated issues with Jews, African-Americans, woman, cops (especially if they’re Jewish), ex-wives (especially if they’re women)… You get the picture. Ever look into his eyes when he’s in one of his crazy modes? Makes me scared. Makes me shiver. Makes me realize that you never really know anyone until something makes their true colors shine through.

Read More: @ licensetokvell.blogspot.com

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Stop Playing G-d

… one mistake — we play G-d. Playing G-d means I know exactly what I need. I need to marry that woman. I need that job. I need my child to get into that school.

I’ve talked to HASHEM about it. I’ve explained it Him. I’ve even brokered deals with Him. “If You grant me this, I’ll …”

Yet for some reason, He just won’t listen.

Read More: @ beyondbt.com

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Two Islamic Jihad leaders detained over Jerusalem terror attack

… claimed responsibility for planting the bomb, which exploded near a crowded bus stop and left one woman dead and dozens wounded.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned militant groups in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday that Israel would act decisively to defend itself.

Read More: @ yiddishnayes.com

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Is Mike Tyson Jewish?

… Tyson was so impressed with Merkin, he has decided to convert himself to Judaism. “That woman has become my wole model,” Tyson said. Merkin returned the compliment saying, “Meeting and interviewing Mike has been the highlight of my life.”

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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IDF, settlers save Arab baby

… bring new life into world: IDF forces and local paramedics helped save the life of a Palestinian woman and her newly born infant Wednesday, at the settlement where Fogel relatives are sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week.

Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve Tzuf to offer his condolences, a Palestinian cab raced towards the community’s entrance. In it, soldiers and paramedics discovered a Palestinian woman in her 20s in advanced stages …

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Livni named one of 150 ‘women who shake the world’

… two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a former foreign minister, and the first woman to serve as Israel’s opposition leader.

Read more: @ jpost.com

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10 Things You Should Know About Belle Moskowitz

… and presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith, by the 1928 elections she was the most powerful woman in the Democratic Party.

2. Belle’s parents, Jewish immigrants from East Prussia, owned a small jewelry store. Belle was educated in the New York City public schools and attended Teachers College at Columbia University. She specialized in teaching dramatics.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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