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BB Camp Welcomes New Hires

  With the reopening of summer camps and in alignment with our strategic priorities to further serve the community, B’nai B’rith Camp welcomed three new full-time hires. Ben Charlton is the new Chief Program Officer.  Ben, a former BB Overnight Camp Director, is returning to BB Camp after time away, working with adults with disabilities.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer…

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16 Over 61: Meet Gerald Cohen

  The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, recently announced the 16 Over 61 Awards, which is a new unique partnership between the JCC Manhattan and the Forward, spotlighting the creativity, leadership, and initiative of adults who exemplify our collective values. One of the recipients this year is Gerald Cohen, a leader in the Jewish community in Portland, and in…

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents ‘The Allies’ Most Dangerous Spy Was A Woman: Virginia Hill’

  Photo: Virginia Hall. Courtesy of Lorna Catling The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents the 2021 Linda and Tony Rubin Lecture virtual event “The Allies’ Most Dangerous Spy Was A Woman: Virginia Hill,” on Wednesday, June 16, at 6 pm, PT. As she fled certain death by scaling a remote Pyrenees mountain pass, the…

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Spirituality on silk

  Diane Fredgant was attending a drumming circle at an artist’s studio in Albuquerque, NM, more than 25 years ago when she admired the woman’s painted silk artwork and asked her to create a wall hanging for her. When the artist told her that she thought she could make her own wall hanging, Diane laughed….

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8 fun facts about Shavuot in Israel

  Shavuot begins the evening of May 16, 2021 Shavuot is a one-day holiday (two in the Diaspora) with many names, dozens of traditions and recipes galore. The hype surrounding the holiday – agricultural festivals at kibbutz and moshav communities, special lectures at synagogues and community centers, sales on everything white at shopping malls, cheaper…