Author: Gila Golder

Memphis Hillel Begins School Year with Exciting Changes

With new leadership in place and a second campus in its repertoire, Hillels of Memphis continues a decades-long tradition of serving Jewish college students in Memphis. Rabbi Jeremy Simons, aHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion graduate and experienced educator, has arrived in Memphis to serve as Campus Director for Greater Memphis Hillel, overseeing Hillel chapters at University of Memphis and Rhodes College. His appointment marks Rhodes College’s formal affiliation with Hillel International for the first time. Greater Memphis Hillel is a program of Memphis Jewish Federation (MJF). Rabbi Jeremy comes from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson,...

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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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