Month: August 2017

Partnerships Blend Cultures and Build Friendships

Jews around the world and Israelis are forging lasting relationships one city at a time. And this spring, the Memphis Jewish community had the pleasure of hosting delegates from its new partner city of Shoham. The Memphis/Shoham partnership is the newest of 47 linking 550 Jewish communities around the world to communities in Israel through Partnership2Gether Peoplehood Platform (P2G), a program of JAFI (Jewish Agency for Israel). P2G was launched over 18 years ago and includes city-to-city and region-to-region partnerships. These partnerships facilitate meaningful connections between Israelis and Jews in other countries through unique programs like school “twinning,” teen...

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Soul To Sole: Race For The Cure

Jewish women from synagogues across the city realize the need for a unified philanthropic commitment to fight breast cancer, the leading type of cancer in women. Team Soul to Sole has joined the list of teams participating in the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Run/Walk at AutoZone Park (200 Union Avenue) on Saturday, October 28. Rather than creating individual teams, every synagogue and Jewish women’s group pledges to join one team with the sole mission of connecting the Memphis Jewish community in the fight against breast cancer. The effort is unprecedented, especially for the Susan...

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Bringing Home the Maccabiah Bronze

Memphians Josh Kahane and Ed Wiener went into the games hoping for a medal. They did not disappoint! Memphis is proud of their superstars and Team USA. Ed Wiener won a gold medal as part of Team USA’s basketball squad in the 1953 Maccabiah Games. His competitive nature said that it was past time for another one. This summer, with the 10-man USA team he assembled, they headed for the Games in Israel with hopes in bringing home the Gold. They were ecstatic when they delivered the 2017 Maccabiah basketball bronze in the over-35 basketball competition. While he was...

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