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Israel’s Flag is On a Roller Coaster Ride

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During Passover, Israeli flags begin to pop up on the streets of Israel, starting a three-week roller coaster ride for Israel’s national symbol. Climbing high to celebrate Chag Ha’Cherut, the Festival of Freedom, one of the four names of Passover, to a steep drop on Yom HaShoah, Holocaus…

Going Home

On February 18, Dana and I, the two shinshiniot, flew home to Israel for a winter break. The entire process in the weeks leading up to the flight was very exciting but also full of apprehension. On the one hand, I waited for this moment so long; to see all my friends and family again, to ent…

Fresh Ink for Teens Writing Contest 2019 - Enter Today!

Know A Student Who Likes To Write? Our partners at Fresh Ink, the online magazine sponsored by The New York Jewish Week, is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Norman E. Alexander Award For Excellence in Jewish Student Writing - and now is your chance to submit!

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Heart of NJ Goes to AIPAC

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The heart of New Jersey’s Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties were well represented on March 24, at the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference, the largest gathering of America's pro-Israel community. Jewish community and Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ leaders and supporters were among tho…

A Lasting Legacy

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Attendees of the recent Teen Israel Summit were toddlers 15 years ago when Edith and Laurence Weiss made a legacy gift to the Jewish Federation. Yet because educating Jewish teens about activism and advocacy was their passion — and remains the Weiss family passion — the 120 summit partic…