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What Does Israel Independence Day Mean to You?

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I recently returned from vacation in Israel, specifically an art & culture immersion trip in the north. Steeped in all things visual – painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, video, architecture, even dance – I was surprised to find myself deep in thought about words and their meanin…

Tributes and Memorial Gifts - April 2019

JEWISH FEDERATION IN THE HEART OF NJ
To Saul Wasserman, in memory of Rebecca Wasserman, from the Federation Board and Staff; to Bernard Stern, in memory of Rhoda Stern, from the Federation Board and Staff; to Maureen Richardson, in memory of Marvin Richardson, from the Federation Board and Staff; to …

Speech Says Commemoration Is More Than Remembering

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This speech by Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Karasic, was prepared for the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education’s (CHHANGE’s) New Jersey State Holocaust Remembrance program.  


Thank you, Dale. And thank you all for being here today. My name is Lisa Karasic, I am…

Saddened and outraged by the violent antisemitic attack at Chabad in CA

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey is saddened and outraged by yet another violent antisemitic attack on an American synagogue, this time at the Chabad in Poway, California. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

 

Within our local community, The Jewish Federat…

Words, Pictures, and the Meaning of Israel

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Reflections from a recent trip to The Mishkan Museum of Art, Israel’s first art museum. Founded before Israel was a state, against significant odds, the Mishkan is now celebrating its 80th year. Today, it's collection and building hold great importance in the world of art and…