Friday, April 16, 2010

Pro-Israel analysis of current events on radio. April 15, 2010

Thursday, 04/15/10 - John Batchelor Show 10pm-11pm 
GUESTS: Co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents; Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA); Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Monday, April 12, 2010

Des Moines: 2 programs celebrating Israel's 62nd anniversary of Independence!

Happy Birthday, Israel!  
1 . April 18.   A Taste of Israel.  Join Drake Hillel  for Israeli food -- including falafel, hummus, Israeli salad, and more!  Sunday, April 18th, 1pm  - 3 pm, on campus at Drake University in the  Morehouse  Residence Hall  Ballroom  Charge:  $5; all proceeds donated  to the Drake Hillel's designated mitzvah organization:  Save A Child's Heart. Contact: 
2. April 21.  The Meaning of Israel Indepence Day. A Young Israeli Reflects.  With Drake University College Tennis Star, Maor Zinkin.  Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 pm at Temple B'nai Jeshurun, presented by JCRC and the Jewish Federation Community School.  Contact:  (This information replaces that on p. 3 of the May, Jewish Press.)

Maor Zinkin won 28 of his 29 tennis matches for Drake University in his senior year on the team.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rhode Island Flood Relief

The Rhode Island community was recently hit hard by major flooding
throughout the state. Several people are in shelters while others are in
the process of digging out. A group called NECHAMA, a Jewish Response
to Disaster located in Minnesota has surveyed Rhode Island and are now
in the process of deploying equipment to the state. NECHAMA will clean
up the muck and sanitize rooms that were affected. We expect them to
arrive this week-end. We are looking for volunteers to help us clean up
Rhode Island.

Please note that they will train all volunteers. We expect them to be in
the area for 4 weeks or as long as it takes to clean up Rhode Island.
They will also assist people in contacting the right agencies such as
FEMA. For more information about NECHAMA I suggest you go to their

If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer their services have
them contact Wendy Joering at the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island. She
is handling the triage efforts. Her email address is
Her federation number is 401 421-4111 ext. 169.

While the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island is involved with the
program, this really is an interfaith initiative. Please forward this to
other organizations of faith so that we can make sure we have done what
it takes to get Rhode Island back on its feet.

Marty Cooper

Community Relations Director
Jewish Federation of Rhode Island
130 Sessions Street
Providence, RI 02906

401.421.4111 x 171

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DSM Program Note: April 11th Holocaust Remembrance Day programs

Community Holocaust Memorial Service :   12:15 pm
at the Holocaust Memorial at Jewish Glendale Cemetery     Rain venue: Tifereth Israel Synagogue 
Community Memorial Service and Program7:00 pm  at Temple B'nai Jeshurun
" Holocaust Denial: An Affront to Truth" 

 From: US Holocaust Memorial Museum  
Days of Remembrance Ceremony
From April 11 through April 18, the Museum is leading the nation's annual Days of Remembrance commemorating the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust as well as the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, and we will pay tribute to the U.S. soldiers who helped defeat Nazi Germany and liberate  Holocaust survivors from years of suffering. These stories of freedom remind us that individuals have the power to make a difference. What we do-or choose not to do-matters.
We invite you to join the nation in remembrance:
* Watch the LIVE webcast of the national Days of Remembrance ceremony from the U.S. Capitol Rotunda at 11:30 a.m. EST on April 15, 2010. General David Petraeus will be the featured speaker.   Click for web link 
* Add your voice, either at the Museum or online, to our Names Reading Ceremony .
* Share your thoughts  on our website or on our Facebook  page about how you will remember the Holocaust.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cantor Bletstein's concert, April 25th at Tifereth Israel Synagogue

 Cantor Bletstein's Concert — This year’s highly anticipated musical concert will feature the beautiful and inspiring voices of our own Cantor Deborah Bletstein and Cantor Meir Finkelstein of Congregation Shaarey Zedek of Southfield, MI.
It is scheduled for Sunday, April 25th at 4:00pm at Tifereth Israel.  
 Tickets can be purchased by calling the Tifereth Office at 515.255.1137 at a price of $18 for seniors and students and $36 for general admission. 
Cantor Meir Finkelstein is on e of the best-documented composers of contemporary Jewish music.  He has composed over 100 settings for the liturgy, and his compositions are sung in synagogues worldwide, his most famous being "L'Dor Vador."