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U.S. Navy Officers, Chaplains and Jewish Community Leaders Celebrate Gift of New Torah to USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2017 CONTACT: Sara Koenig, West End Strategy Team SKoenig@westendstrategy.com; Office: 212.498.9300; Cell: 917.420.0303 U.S. Navy Officers, Chaplains and Jewish Community Leaders Celebrate Gift of New Torah to USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk JCC Association of North America, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, Kamaras family help make sacred text a permanent … Continued

Parashat Lekh Lekha (Genesis 12:1-17:27)

“And Abram moved his tent and came an dwelled in the plains of Mamrei which are in Hebron; and he built there an altar to Adonai.” (Genesis 13:18) In Parashat Lekh Lekha, God picks Abram out of obscurity, sends him on a quest to some unspecified location, and commits to an enduring relationship. Abram (renamed … Continued

Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

“Noah was six hundred years old when the flood came, waters upon the earth.” (Genesis 7:6) Yehuda Kurzer (President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America) says we read our ancient texts for the light they shed on contemporary life. Parashat Noach is a good example. It is only the second parasha, or portion, … Continued

Torahs for Our Troops to Be at the GA on Sunday, Nov 6

The JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a service of JCC Association, will be at the GA, the annual conference of federations, this year to give everyone a chance to perform a special mitzvah. People are invited to stop by Booth 603 and help complete the fifth specially sized Torah for Jewish military chaplains. JWB Jewish Chaplains Council’s project Torah for Our … Continued