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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
At German parliament, Holocaust survivor urges nation to fight today’s far-right

Auschwitz survivor, 92, takes over @Israel for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israeli scientists unveil ‘powerful tool’ advancing personalized cancer medicine

PA official welcomes US support, but realizes Palestinians not first priority

Israel will shutter land borders; cabinet to meet on extending lockdown

5 Reasons Climate Change Is an Essential Issue for Jewish Families

10 Fun and Easy Tu Bishvat Activities to Do With Young Children

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bagel Order Will Surprise You

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  JPost.com - Homepage
Netanyahu to Davos: Israel is 'world's laboratory for immunity'

Coronavirus: Aliyah on hold for Americans due to airport shutdown

COVID-19: Gov't to meet Thursday on extending lockdown, airport closure

At-risk children received COVID vaccine despite lack of data

Amir Peretz quits Knesset

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
BDS charges fly in City Council race • Jamal Bowman raps Israel on vaccines • This Jew really loves trees

Yiddish Lives — and Jeffrey Shandler Writes Its Biography

Amar’e Stoudemire won’t work on Shabbat • Another setback for Sheldon Silver • Everything Bagel ice cream is a thing

Israel extradites alleged pedophile Malka Leifer • Ben Gurion Airport on lockdown • Remembering Larry King

Larry King, legendary Jewish TV interviewer, dies at 87

  NYT > World > Middle East
Biden Will Restore U.S. Relations With Palestinians, Reversing Trump Cutoff

Turkey Offers Uncertain Refuge for Iranians Fleeing Persecution

In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine

Elias Rahbani, Lebanese Composer Who Sought New Sounds, Dies at 82

Israel Extradites Teacher Accused of Abuse in Australia, Reports Say

My grandfather survived Auschwitz — and spends his life spreading kindness

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ final book wins big at National Jewish Book Awards

A crocheted Bernie doll, complete with mittens, racked up $40,000 for charity

How a penniless immigrant named Igor skyrocketed to Broadway and Hollywood fame

TikTok’s comic ‘Jew Who Loves Trees’ wants you to take Tu b’Shvat very, very seriously

  Aish.com: Holidays
Grow Like the Trees

The Chinese Bamboo and Tu B’Shvat

Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder

Guardians of the Earth: A Tu B’Shvat Video

Tu B’Shvat: Three inspiring Messages

  Jew or Not Jew
Adolph Zukor

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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Austrian government, Jewish community vaccinate survivors on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Biden recalls Charlottesville march on Holocaust Remembrance Day

My grandfather survived Auschwitz — and spends his life spreading kindness

The shocking, American and Jewish moment Gene Scheer heard President Biden recite his ‘American Anthem’

Jonathan Sacks’ final book, dozens of others win 2020 National Jewish Book Awards

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
IDF Chief Describes Operations in ‘Enemy’s Backyard’ and Growing Israeli Deterrence

Tu BiShvat Program Highlights Importance of Jewish Diaspora

Tu BiShvat Starts Wednesday Night – Tasty and Mysterious

1 in 5 PA/Gaza Arab Women are Beaten by Their Husbands, Survey of Violence Finds

Honoring the Japanese Diplomat Who Saved Thousands of Jews from Holocaust

  Washington Jewish Week
Gesher Jewish Day School’s new head, Aviva Walls, on navigating the pandemic

Walter Bernstein, respected blacklisted screenwriter, dies at 101

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  My Jewish Learning
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