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Over the past 18 years as our Federation’s Executive Director Bill Wallen has given us many things.  He has given us friendship, leadership, perspective, reason and inspiration.  He has given of his time, his sweat and his money.   He has also given one of the greatest gifts that one can give another, the gift of certainty. For over 40 years Bill has been a consistent and constant presence and advocate for justice, kindness and humanity through his work as a Federation board member, teacher, committee chair, President and finally Executive Director.  We, our Federation community, have always known that Bill would get the job done with dignity and with consensus.  Bill has been a consistent community builder as a volunteer in our ....READ MORE.


  The Times of Israel
Government said reluctant to finance rapid virus tests for vaccine refusers

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Swiss voters okay ban on face coverings in public, including burqas and niqabs

Israeli jets escort American B-52s during flyby, in show of force to Iran

US extends national emergency on Iran, in effect since 1995, by another year

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  JPost.com - Homepage
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Biden sends B-52 heavy bomber over Persian Gulf in signal to Iran

Iraqi government prevents Jews from participating in Pope’s historic visit

Netanyahu said he visited a Bedouin city, the city mayor claims he didn't

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
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  NYT > World > Middle East
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  Aish.com: Holidays
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  Jew or Not Jew
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
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  Washington Jewish Week
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