Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

The health benefits of volunteering are well-documented, and include reduced stress and an increased feeling of self-worth. It is no wonder that for many people with chronic conditions, volunteering can even help maintain or improve one's physical health. Hand in Hand for RA (www. handinhandforRA.com) is a national awareness campaign that encourages people with the painful chronic joint-disease rheumatoid arthritis...
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Abroad for the High Holidays
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Some people believe there is no better way to usher in a new year than to travel. The argument is that a change of scenery is the perfect way to clean one's slate and improve one's outlook for the year ahead. That said, why wait for 2011 when you can travel more easily during September, and when there are no...
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How to best fund the many needs overseas
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When it comes to dollars designated for the Jewish state, is it more important to fund a soup kitchen or send more college students on a Birthright Israel experience? While it might not be an either/or proposition, these issues lie at the heart of an ongoing debate, especially as funds for Israel continue to decline. Now that Israel is considered...
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That's what an Alaskan cruise can offer during hectic times - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/21773/A_Glacial_Pace/#sthash.8VNHELXV.dpuf
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John Metcalfe, JE Feature
Time to slow down when life gets a bit hectic? Need a change of scenery? The Alaska cruise can be a breathtaking adventure: Giant snowcapped mountains, sparkling glaciers, thick pine forests rising up from the shoreline, and abundant wildlife all vie for your attention in this dramatic landscape. Towns and villages simply brimming with history tell a distinctive story of...
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Hannah Bookbinder, JE Feature
The late August haze has already settled into the air as the sun begins its early-morning rise. The race to pack the family SUV begins. Boxes containing computer components and school supplies -- and suitcases filled with a semester's worth of clothing, underwear and shoes -- are all carefully loaded into the trunk. By 7 a.m., the last plastic grocery...
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