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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
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Hamas hails ‘victory in battle for Jerusalem’ after onslaught on central Israel

After rockets rain on Tel Aviv, Netanyahu says terror groups will pay dear price

Pew survey of American Jews shows worries about antisemitism are widespread

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  JPost.com - Homepage
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Israel declares state of emergency in Lod as riots shake Jewish-Arab city

Gaza: Hamas, Islamic Jihad vow to step up rockets against Israel

Israel is not ready for a ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza – official

Israel steps up airstrikes with focus on eliminating Gaza terror chiefs

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
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How Pew and Other Studies Shape the Jewish Conversation

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  NYT > World > Middle East
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Andrew Yang under fire for tweet supporting Israeli airstrikes

My father stood with Israel when it was under attack. Will we?

TikTok and Twitter videos bring images of Israel-Gaza conflict home to American Jews

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  Aish.com: Holidays
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When All Went Silent

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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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In a sign of greater willingness to criticize Israel, Democrats blame both Israel and Hamas for current conflict

Rockets from Gaza batter Tel Aviv area, killing 1 and suspending air traffic

As Gaza conflict escalates, here’s what American Jews think about Israel

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
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  Washington Jewish Week
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