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Interview with Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman

Interview with Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman

Last week we shared the story of Ethiopian Israeli Oshra Friedman, who made aliyah with Operation Moses at the age of seven. Oshra was in town to share her story with the women of El Caballero Country Club at their annual Playday in support of our Federation. We sat down with her for a brief interview. Read More »

“It Feels Like Home”: The International Lion of Judah Conference

“It Feels Like Home”: The International Lion of Judah Conference

Every two years, at a location in the U.S. or Israel, there is a phenomenon unlike any other. Thousands of philanthropic Jewish women wearing platinum or gold Lion pins join together for three extraordinary days of education, inspiration and empowerment. Read More »

Convenient and Captivating:  FedConnect is For You

Convenient and Captivating:  FedConnect is For You

Our Federation offers several professional groups dedicated to networking, skill-sharing, shared experiences and more. But if you’re looking for a way to connect with a more diverse group of professionals, check out FedConnect. Read More »

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Eddie Cantor:  From Jewish Summer Camp to Comedic Stardom

Eddie Cantor:  From Jewish Summer Camp to Comedic Stardom

National Humor Month is still going strong and our Federation would like to show our support, not only for comedy, but for a Jewish comedian who was himself a strong proponent of both Israel and Jewish summer camp. Read More »

Oshra Friedman: How An Ethiopian Jew with No Possessions Became a Jewish Israeli who Gives Back

Oshra Friedman: How An Ethiopian Jew with No Possessions Became a Jewish Israeli who Gives Back

Twenty years ago, The Jewish Federation helped thousands of Ethiopian Jews make aliyah through our support of Operation Moses. This is the story of one of them — Oshra Friedman. At just seven years old, our Federation... Read More »

A Fantastic Morning at El Cab Playday

A Fantastic Morning at El Cab Playday

Despite the rain, the women of El Caballero Country Club came out in record numbers for our annual Playday & Brunch! This year’s event was held on April 8th at El Cab and featured a moving presentation by our keynote speaker, Oshra Friedman. Read More »

Celebrating Freedom for Our Ancestors in Egypt and the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto

Celebrating Freedom for Our Ancestors in Egypt and the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto

Tonight begins the first night of Passover. Whether you host or attend a traditional seder or simply raise a glass of wine, we encourage you to really reflect on the theme of freedom. Read More »

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