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Update: Our Impact in Ukraine

Update: Our Impact in Ukraine

Several months ago, our Federation launched its Ukrainian Jews Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to the most vulnerable Jews in Ukraine whose safety and well-being were in serious peril. Read More »

Hosting My First Seder Just Got Easier

Hosting My First Seder Just Got Easier

Unable to fly to Chicago for Passover with my family this year and too far of a drive to my friends’ annual Seder, I was stricken by the thought of not being able to celebrate my favorite holiday. Read More »

Playing Games Can Be Serious Business

Playing Games Can Be Serious Business

Last week, Dr. Eric Gordon of Emerson College in Boston gave an unforgettable presentation at our most recent Synagogue Leadership Series workshop. And everyone in attendance had fun! As the Executive Director of the Engagement Lab, his research examines how games and social media can enhance both involvement and engagement – two issues which are highly important to our Jewish community and synagogues. Read More »

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On the Waterfront:  41st Annual Jewish Federation Dinner at Del Rey

On the Waterfront:  41st Annual Jewish Federation Dinner at Del Rey

On Saturday, March 29th, a crescent moon glinted off the water at Del Rey Yacht Club as 130 members gathered for the 41st Annual Jewish Federation Dinner. With everyone dressed in their evening finest, the energy in the room was festive as club members united Read More »

Cheers for James Burrows at Entertainment Division Event

Cheers for James Burrows at Entertainment Division Event

Legendary director James Burrows was our guest star for an inspiring conversation with Danielle Berrin of The Jewish Journal at the latest event in our Federation’s Entertainment Division Up Close & Personal series. By his own count, Burrows has directed 965 episodes Read More »

Our Community Sprang in to Action

Our Community Sprang in to Action

Last Sunday, Federation volunteers participated in the second Community Service Day of 2014! Over 90 of us joined in service programs across the city that focused on supporting veterans, people with special needs, people experiencing food insecurity and poverty, those living in isolation, as well as protecting our environment. Read More »

Passover Food for Thought

Passover Food for Thought

Passover is just around the corner, and for many of us, the impending holiday calls to mind the special foods we eat. I’m not talking about gefilte fish, horseradish and charoset. I’m talking about peanut butter and jelly on matzah. Pizza matzah, or as my dad calls it, “patzah.” And my latest find—matzah lasagna. Have I been under a rock all these years? Read More »

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