Section Events, Jewish Life : 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection in each section

Chabad Greensboro Youth Zone Video

17.02.2014 

Niggun Chabad!

17.02.2014

Celebrating 100 Years to the Organized Jewish Community in Akron

17.02.2014

Professor Jonathan Sarna: Anti-Semitism

17.02.2014

http://www.myJLI.com

ANTISEMITISM-FREE JEWISH IDENTITY
In contemporary times, the power of antisemitism to form a bulwark against assimilation has declined. We face a paradox−a desire for complete acceptance of Jews within society, while at the same time hoping that younger Jews and coming generations do not choose to assimilate and instead commit to living a Jewish life. How is this to be accomplished?

To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History
A New Six Week Course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute.

What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?

This new course will give you the opportunity to make sense of your personal Jewishness; it will help you overcome perceived incompatibilities between Judaism and modern society; and it will provide you with the clarity and conviction to pass on a legacy of Jewish pride to the next generation.

Thoughts on Abe Foxman and the ADL

16.02.2014

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Director of NJOP, shares his perhaps controversial thoughts about the Anti-Defamation League following the announcement this week that Abe Foxman, the organization’s long time Director, and one of the most influential Jews in the United States, is going to retire after close to 50 years with the group.

Mission of Jewish Educators

17.02.2014

Shira Chadasha Boys’ Choir at the Kotel

 16.02.2014

Shira Chadasha Boys’ Choir visit the old city of Jerusalem, in the days leading up to Tisha B’Av, singing Im Eshkachech.

Feature Film – Chabad of West Hempstead 2014

16.02.2014

Yumi Lowy & Yedidim Choir – חתונה חסידית ומקהלת ידידים

15.02.2014

1 Song “Ma Yufis” From Dudi Kalish/Yedidim “Ezkero” Album
2 Song “Lechu Venashuva” From Kumzing DVD – HaMenagnim
לכו ונשובה – לחן: הרב נח פלאי

Choir
Tzvi Blumenfeld
Shmily Spira
Yoel Hersh Fuchs
Menachem Moskowitz
Mendy Ornstien
Lieby weider

Music
Avrumy Berko on keys
Shlomy Coen on sax
Moshe Fried on trumpet
Y. Furkosh trombone
Zisha Glauber guitar

Solo
Yumi Lowy

Sound
Burech Yida Holtzler
Yoily Karpen Engeneer

A Yedidim Choir Production

Ari Goldwag Am Echad – One Nation – Official Music Video ארי גולדוואג – עם אחד – קליפ הרשמי

 08.09.2013

Ari Goldwag singing Am Echad – One Nation.
ארי גולדוואג שר עם אחד.

http://www.mostlymusic.com/am-echad-1…
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/am-…

Credits:
Video Produced and Directed by Sarah Gordon
Cinematography by Yirmiyahu Vann
Video Effects by VideoSparks
Makeup by Yasmine Bar-On
Sketches drawn and Illustration painted by – Gadi Pollack
Artist Portrayed by – Yedidya Shaked
Young Dancer – Moshe Dov Goldwag

Song composed by Ari Goldwag
Lyrics by Miriam Israeli
Arrangements and Instrumentation by Ian Freitor

כשאני לעצמי
ואתה לא איתי
מה אני כשאני בנפרד
כי אני יהודי
לא הולך לבדי
רק איתך, ידידי, יד ביד
עם אחד, שיר אחד
בוא אחי ותן לי יד
ונוכל לשמוח ולרקוד יחד
כאיש אחד בלב אחד
לא רוצה להיות לבד
רק לנצח שבת אחים גם יחד
להיות משפחה
זהו סוד השמחה
כי ביחד הכל טוב יותר
ואנחנו שרים
כל ישראל חברים
על אף אחד לא נסכים לוותר

אם נצליח לאהוב
ונשיר הנה מה טוב
המשיח עוד יגיע בקרוב

Translation:
When I am for myself
And you are not with me
What am I when I am separate?
For I am a Jew
I do not go alone
Just with you, my friend, hand in hand
One nation, one song
Come my brother and give me your hand
And we will rejoice and dance together
As one person, with one heart
I don’t want want to be alone,
Just forever brothers sitting together
To be a family
Is the secret of joy
For everything is better together
And we sing
All Israel are friends
We won’t give up on anyone

If we can successfully love
And sing ‘how pleasant..’
The Moshiach will come soon

Beri Weber Hashem Melech Acoustic – בערי וובר השם מלך

 22.12.2013

Gad Elbaz Hashem Melech acoustic cover by Beri Weber and Moishy Schwartz on guitar
גד אלבז ה׳ מלך בערי וובר מושי שוורץ

Life Giving Water

 26.01.2014

Our sages teach that in the merit of Miriam’s righteousness, a miraculous well accompanied the Jewish people throughout their wanderings in the desert and provided them with water.

Through her unique contribution, Miriam acts as a role model for all Jewish women.

Just as water serves a vital function in the body by dissolving nutrients from food and transporting them to every part of the body, the Jewish woman serves an indispensible function within the Jewish people as a whole.

12 Tammuz, 5721 — June 26, 1961

From Living Torah Volume 123 Program 490

News from the Inside

13.02.2014

An excerpt from a recorded meeting between the Rebbe and Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow, during his visit to the United States.

1 Tammuz, 5728 — June 27, 1968

Rabbi yosef mizrachi The War For Our Jewish Existence

15.02.2014

Ari Goldwag and Rabbi Avi Stewart Shomer Yisrael

 15.12.2013

From a concert performance in the Shul on the beach in Venice, California, during Aseres Yemei Teshuva of 5774. Shomer Yisrael first appeared on the album ‘Lishuascha Kivinu.’
הנה לא ינום ולא יישן שומר ישראל. שומר ישראל, שמור שארית ישראל, ואל יאבד ישראל האומרים שמע ישראל.
Behond, the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. Protector of Israel, guard the remnant of Israel, and do not cause Israel to be lost, they who say ‘Hear O Israel.’

Hair – Got that covered? Shalev Center

07.01.2014

Chaya gives over her own home-spun spoken-word response to the query, “What is that rag wrapped ’round your head?”…a protest against Miley Cyrus, of course…
For more info about Chaya’s performance-art, therapy and organization visit http://www.shalevcenter.org

Wrapunzel Tutorial – The Naomi Knot! Andrea-Yonatan Grinberg

 

The Sanctuary and the Sabbath, Part 2 – Live 
In last week’s class, the basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter were explored on 
chabad.org
Jewish Student Union hosts Israel Week to promote cultural understanding on 
Cistern Yard
This week, CofC’s Jewish Student Union is hosting a series of events to celebrate Israel Week. The goal of Israel Week is to foster cultural understanding and awareness within the college community by bringing people together through food, movies and 
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Manheim to share passion for service at Mega Event
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
“It’s important to me that my son is turning 13, and this event is really about his Jewishidentity, and how he feels connected, and not so much about hats and photographs and all the vendors at the party. I’m really hoping my son will have a wedding 
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Armenian Physician Honored by Israel for Saving Jews during Holocaust
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
The event was also attended by Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan, who mentioned in his speech, that this event is not only dedicated to the salvation of one person by another, but it is Armenian and Jewish genocide victims’ 
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Portugal Follows Spain, Will Grant Nationality to Sephardic Jews
Shalom Life
The Portuguese Inquisition, established in 1536, tortured tens of thousands of Jews, executed them and expelled Jewish children to Portugal’s colonies. The Jews who remained in the country were forced to convert to Christianity, and most continued to 
See all stories on this topic »Scottish life is a picture of interest to Passow
Jewish Chronicle
London-domiciled Glaswegian Michael Mail wanted to do something to “recognise and celebrate the Scottish Jewish story”. Then he came across the work of award-winning photographer Judah Passow and knew he had found the answer. Passow spent last 
See all stories on this topic »Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi
Reuters
 used to in Russia, but as a positive. “What is this heritage about, what is our Torah about, how the grandparents and great grandparents lived in the Jewish way of life – they want also to adopt that way of life today here in Russia.” (Editing by 
See all stories on this topic »Jewish Family Services of WNC offers two new health programs
Mountain Xpress
Part 2: The Jewish end of life experience: what are the traditions and options? When: Thursday March 20th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Where: Jewish Family Services of WNC, 2 Doctors Park Suite E, 417 Biltmore Avenue A panel presentation will include the 
See all stories on this topic »Czech scrolls anniversary draws worldly crowd
Jewish Chronicle
These scrolls are living things, bringing new Jewish life wherever they have gone around the globe.” Californian rabbi Moshe Druin – one of the scribes who has helped to restore the Torahs – urged congregations to teach their children about the origins 
See all stories on this topic »INTERVIEW-Olympics-Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi
Reuters
“What is this heritage about, what is our Torah about, how the grandparents and great grandparents lived in the Jewish way of life – they want also to adopt that way of lifetoday here in Russia.” (Editing by Mitch Phillips). FILED UNDER: Olympics 2012 
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Poland’s Jewish museum gets interior decoration
San Jose Mercury News
WARSAW, Poland—Artists are at work in Warsaw’s new Jewish museum creating elaborate wall paintings that tell the story of Jewish life and culture in Poland. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, largely paid for by Poland’s government, aims to 
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Doing Jewish at the Sochi Olympics
Jerusalem Post
“What is this heritage about, what is our Torah about, how the grandparents and great grandparents lived in the Jewish way of life – they want also to adopt that way of lifetoday here in Russia.” Stay on top of the news – get the Jerusalem Post 
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Jewish Identity Grows On Manhattan’s Upper East Side
Lubavitch.com
Chabad facilities here include the $13 million Schneerson Center for Jewish Lifesponsored by George Rohr & Family and the Jacques & Hanna Schwalbe Mikvah sponsored by Peter Schwalbe with a sanctuary, classrooms, commercial kitchen and social 
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Section Events, Jewish Life : 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection in each section

Shira Chadasha Boys’ Choir at the Kotel

 16.02.2014

Shira Chadasha Boys’ Choir visit the old city of Jerusalem, in the days leading up to Tisha B’Av, singing Im Eshkachech.

Feature Film – Chabad of West Hempstead 2014

16.02.2014

Yumi Lowy & Yedidim Choir – חתונה חסידית ומקהלת ידידים

15.02.2014

1 Song “Ma Yufis” From Dudi Kalish/Yedidim “Ezkero” Album
2 Song “Lechu Venashuva” From Kumzing DVD – HaMenagnim
לכו ונשובה – לחן: הרב נח פלאי

Choir
Tzvi Blumenfeld
Shmily Spira
Yoel Hersh Fuchs
Menachem Moskowitz
Mendy Ornstien
Lieby weider

Music
Avrumy Berko on keys
Shlomy Coen on sax
Moshe Fried on trumpet
Y. Furkosh trombone
Zisha Glauber guitar

Solo
Yumi Lowy

Sound
Burech Yida Holtzler
Yoily Karpen Engeneer

A Yedidim Choir Production

cheder chabad purim katan

16.02.2014

Ari Goldwag Am Echad – One Nation – Official Music Video ארי גולדוואג – עם אחד – קליפ הרשמי

 08.09.2013

Ari Goldwag singing Am Echad – One Nation.
ארי גולדוואג שר עם אחד.

http://www.mostlymusic.com/am-echad-1…
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/am-…

Credits:
Video Produced and Directed by Sarah Gordon
Cinematography by Yirmiyahu Vann
Video Effects by VideoSparks
Makeup by Yasmine Bar-On
Sketches drawn and Illustration painted by – Gadi Pollack
Artist Portrayed by – Yedidya Shaked
Young Dancer – Moshe Dov Goldwag

Song composed by Ari Goldwag
Lyrics by Miriam Israeli
Arrangements and Instrumentation by Ian Freitor

כשאני לעצמי
ואתה לא איתי
מה אני כשאני בנפרד
כי אני יהודי
לא הולך לבדי
רק איתך, ידידי, יד ביד
עם אחד, שיר אחד
בוא אחי ותן לי יד
ונוכל לשמוח ולרקוד יחד
כאיש אחד בלב אחד
לא רוצה להיות לבד
רק לנצח שבת אחים גם יחד
להיות משפחה
זהו סוד השמחה
כי ביחד הכל טוב יותר
ואנחנו שרים
כל ישראל חברים
על אף אחד לא נסכים לוותר

אם נצליח לאהוב
ונשיר הנה מה טוב
המשיח עוד יגיע בקרוב

Translation:
When I am for myself
And you are not with me
What am I when I am separate?
For I am a Jew
I do not go alone
Just with you, my friend, hand in hand
One nation, one song
Come my brother and give me your hand
And we will rejoice and dance together
As one person, with one heart
I don’t want want to be alone,
Just forever brothers sitting together
To be a family
Is the secret of joy
For everything is better together
And we sing
All Israel are friends
We won’t give up on anyone

If we can successfully love
And sing ‘how pleasant..’
The Moshiach will come soon

Beri Weber Hashem Melech Acoustic – בערי וובר השם מלך

 22.12.2013

Gad Elbaz Hashem Melech acoustic cover by Beri Weber and Moishy Schwartz on guitar
גד אלבז ה׳ מלך בערי וובר מושי שוורץ

Life Giving Water

 26.01.2014

Our sages teach that in the merit of Miriam’s righteousness, a miraculous well accompanied the Jewish people throughout their wanderings in the desert and provided them with water.

Through her unique contribution, Miriam acts as a role model for all Jewish women.

Just as water serves a vital function in the body by dissolving nutrients from food and transporting them to every part of the body, the Jewish woman serves an indispensible function within the Jewish people as a whole.

12 Tammuz, 5721 — June 26, 1961

From Living Torah Volume 123 Program 490

News from the Inside

13.02.2014

An excerpt from a recorded meeting between the Rebbe and Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow, during his visit to the United States.

1 Tammuz, 5728 — June 27, 1968

Rabbi yosef mizrachi The War For Our Jewish Existence

15.02.2014

Centennial Celebration – Organized Jewish Community in Akron

16.02.2014

Ari Goldwag and Rabbi Avi Stewart Shomer Yisrael

 15.12.2013

From a concert performance in the Shul on the beach in Venice, California, during Aseres Yemei Teshuva of 5774. Shomer Yisrael first appeared on the album ‘Lishuascha Kivinu.’
הנה לא ינום ולא יישן שומר ישראל. שומר ישראל, שמור שארית ישראל, ואל יאבד ישראל האומרים שמע ישראל.
Behond, the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. Protector of Israel, guard the remnant of Israel, and do not cause Israel to be lost, they who say ‘Hear O Israel.’

Hair – Got that covered? Shalev Center

07.01.2014

Chaya gives over her own home-spun spoken-word response to the query, “What is that rag wrapped ’round your head?”…a protest against Miley Cyrus, of course…
For more info about Chaya’s performance-art, therapy and organization visit http://www.shalevcenter.org

Wrapunzel Tutorial – The Naomi Knot! Andrea-Yonatan Grinberg

Reading the Megillah in a leap year

 the solar calendar of the seasons(Otherwise, Jewish holidays would move around the year, instead of staying anchored in their accustomed times.).
Jewish Musical Dreams
New Voices
Every night, I fall asleep to a playlist titled “Jewish Sleep Music.” Once upon a time, as a child, it consisted of mainly Kol B’seder’s covers of melodies that I’d learned inHebrew School, like Shalom Rav and Oseh Shalom. At the time, before I really 
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3-day festival celebrates diversity of Jewish music
Lancaster Newspapers
The diversity of Jewish music, from rock to folk to a traditional form of eastern European music known as Klezmer, is typified by the internationally known singer/songwriter Beth Schafer, who is coming to Shaarai Shomayim next weekend. Schafer, who 
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Composer runs Jewish music site
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Two of her compositions were selected by Shalshelet, the Foundation for New JewishLiturgical Music, and presented in Shalshelet International Festivals. Two of her compositions have been published in the URJ Books and Music Shabbat anthologies.
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Andalusia calls
Jerusalem Post
A man holds a Torah scroll during the festive procession returning it to Trancoso. Photo: Courtesy Michael Freund. How are we to view Spanish and Portuguese legislative initiatives that would, at some unknown future date, offer citizenship to Sephardi 
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Passion for preserving Jewish culture
OCRegister (subscription)
But as Gelman has turned 90, he says his biggest accomplishments were in his efforts to help perpetuate Jewish culture and faith through education. In that light, Irvine’s Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School might be his life’s crowning achievement.
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The Parameters and Paradoxes of Being an Orthodox Woman
The Jewish Press
I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am an observer of Halacha. I am a professional. I am a shul board member. I am a writer. I am Orthodox. I am committed toJewish tradition, to the Oral and Written Torah. I am a proponent for the advancement
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Curing Internet Addiction with Torah Novelties

While walking the streets of Jerusalem on Friday, I noticed flyers for a local high school play called “Attraction to Distraction.” The graphic depicts two 

Handwritten Torah a labor of faith

He completed a handwritten Torah in Hebrew that a certified scribe in Israel started about a year ago, the first Sefer Torah to be acquired by the 

Charity and social events — week of Feb. 17
Akron Beacon Journal
Jewish Community Board of Akron 100th Anniversary — 5-7 p.m. at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Champagne, cake and ice cream to honor the history and accomplishments of the Jewish community. Free; baby-sitting available. To RSVP, call 
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Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi
Reuters India
 used to in Russia, but as a positive. “What is this heritage about, what is our Torah about, how the grandparents and great grandparents lived in the Jewish way of life – they want also to adopt that way of life today here in Russia.” (Editing by 
See all stories on this topic »
From The Jewish Feminist Frontier
The Jewish Week (blog)
The Jewish feminist movement has brought about remarkable changes in religious community life. But not everyone welcomes these shifts. More than one influential blogger has pointed to the “feminization” of Judaism, particularly in the more liberal 
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The secrets of successful synagogues
Jewish Chronicle
From this, you might conclude that the synagogue, the linchpin of Jewish life for 2,000 years, was in eclipse as Jews put their energies elsewhere. Over the past 20 years or so, the creative spirit of British Jewry has been more apparent in ventures 
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Real Housewives of Atlanta Charity Fail
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
What was fascinating was they made my comment about me being Jewish. They chose to point a racist finger at me by being anti-Semitic. Life must be a struggle when you are so stupid. Moving onto the pigs. We start off this week at the salon with Kenya, 
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