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Women of Impact: Cyral Sheldon

February 2020

Our Women of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this month’s profile, we spoke with Cyral Sheldon, a Federation Board member and longtime Jewish Teen Learning Connection volunteer who co-chair…

Women of Impact: Tracy Taback

December 2019

Each month our Women of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a local community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this month’s profile, we spoke with Tracy Taback, who is Federation’s Volunteer Engagement Chair and the Jewish Community Rel…

Bearing Abundant Fruit

Last week I was invited by Rabbi Randall Konigsburg to attend the Manchester Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Congregation Beth Sholom B'nai Israel. A project of the Manchester Clergy Council, the annual service brings together leaders and congregants from virtually every faith community t…

Repose, Hospitality, and Destiny

This week, we had the opportunity to meet with Arielle Di Porto, who leads the Jewish Agency for Israel's effort to rescue Jews in dangerous situations around the world - work that is supported by Federation's Annual Campaign.
 
In the Torah portion for this Shabbat, Chayei Sarah, we read…

The Secret of Our Immortality

In 1899, Mark Twain penned a famous essay entitled "Concerning the Jews." Twain wrote:

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they …