Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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This year's Chanukah parties at the White House took on added meaning, coming on the day that Alan Gross was released from Cuba.
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Seven months into her post, Naomi Adler candidly discusses the issues facing Philadelphia Jewry's central fundraising body, what she has learned so far, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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In the wake of Eric Garner's last words, "I can't breathe," Rabbi Joshua Waxman speaks of our obligation to create just societies. Rabbi Adam Zeff responds that individuals have to examine their own actions as well to ensure that we are giving everyone the space to breathe.
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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Koufax, Rosen and Braun are on the roster of major leaguers who have signed a painting that’s paying off for philanthropies. Greenberg’s there, too, without the autograph.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
The island nation’s Jewish organizations can be much more in the open with the historic deal that freed Alan Gross and reopened U.S. ties to Cuba.


The Calendar

Fri. Dec 19
Congregation B'nai Jacob
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Sat. Dec 20
9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sat. Dec 20
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
9:30 AM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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Chanukah Shabbat Shalom! We remember the oil miracle. Heres a story about oil, Israel, the desert & renewable energy. http://t.co/c4Co8MEmDx
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Eric Garner, "I cant breathe." Rabbi Waxman says we have to create just societies. Rabbi Zeff says we have to examine our own actions.
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Philly CEO Naomi Adler is generating buzz as the only female head of a major Jewish federation. Whats her approach? http://t.co/YznYkvfAKD
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This year's Chanukah parties at the White House took on added meaning, coming on the day Alan Gross was released. http://t.co/9NDlvkxvUh
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Will you use a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone today? Yes? Then you can read the entire 12/18 Jewish Exponent. http://t.co/kPju4naphX
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Sandy Koufax is out front in painting of Jewish MLB players. Sale of 500 autographed prints is partly for charity. http://t.co/qctxXTa2yx
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Alan Gross released yesterday. Last week's Editorial centered around calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard. http://t.co/W2Q1CB35P3
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J.K. Rowling confirmed that one of Harry Potter’s classmates in her famed series is Jewish. http://t.co/e2wLQkDoil
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New PBS series shows how pilgrimages are considered essential rites of passage for so many people around the world. http://t.co/II0sDS8Cfp
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Alan Gross imprisoned trying to connect Cubas Jewish community to the world. Deal that got him released may do that! http://t.co/vAkH8boqox
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Released from Cuban prison, Alan Gross thanked his wife & lawyer, the Jewish community & Obama. Freedom secured! http://t.co/XVBqj5CqTb
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Is too much made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival? http://t.co/IrlihiQXeA
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European Parliament passed resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel. http://t.co/rqtmoEylC3
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Executive Editor Lisa Hostein just took this picture at the Whitehouse Chanukah party. http://t.co/ECWsI9NAK5
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A European Union court annulled Hamas’ listing as a terrorist group. http://t.co/idK8kONnNy
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May be another capital opposing Israeli settlement expansion: Jerusalem. What happens then to US pro-Israel advocacy? http://t.co/wWcEpSiNn5
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US secured release of Alan Gross as part of a prisoner swap & wider effort to improve bilateral relations with Cuba. http://t.co/BGVOfrFgVu
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Take a look at the latest crop of music videos and parodies honoring the Festival of Lights. http://t.co/8tdMMgGiMw
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