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Jewish Roots Jubilee: Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Modern-Day JCRS

When the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) fundraising committee was brainstorming ideas for its 2021 virtual gala, members wondered how they could match the success of last year’s in-person event. That fundraiser featured musical performances by the “Success Story Ensemble,” a group of JCRS scholarship recipients – including Basil Alter of Memphis – who are currently pursuing advanced degrees in musical performance.

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Sam Schloss Lodge #35 Members Donate 100 Covid-19 Relief Kits to Memphis Seniors

Pictured above Harold Steinberg, Margie Steinberg, Plough Towers Executive Director Leigh Hendry, Neal Berlin, Dr. Joel Turetzky Members of the Sam Schloss Lodge #35 of B’nai B’rith presented Wendy and Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service (FJFS) at the Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC) and Plough Towers with 100 COVID-19 relief kits. The kits, provided by B’nai B’rith International, contained a cloth face mask and travel-sized hand sanitizer both imprinted with the B’nai B’rith logo. “Sam Schloss Lodge and B’nai B’rith have a long history of helping people in need,” said Harold Steinberg, a member of the B’nai B’rith...

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From Matzo to Gumbo: Museum Explores Southern Jewish Life

In this rendering provided by the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, an area of the new museum is seen in New Orleans. The new museum under construction in New Orleans will explore the journey of immigrant Jews and subsequent generations to the American South who brought with them a religious way of life they struggled to maintain while seeking acceptance in the home of the Bible Belt. (Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience via AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new museum under construction in New Orleans will explore the journey of immigrant Jews and subsequent generations to...

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