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Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania NOVEMBER 8, 2012

VOLUME X, NUMBER 22

Community members volunteered for Super Sunday A group of volunteers helped make calls on Super Sunday, October 14, held at Nivert Metal headquarters in Throop. Executive Director Mark Silverberg and Campaign Chairmen Jeff Rubel, Don Douglass and Barbara Nivert organized the volunteers and discussed solicitation methods. Due to the volunteers’ efforts that Sunday morning, as well as during the evening follow-up session on October 15, the Jewish Federation’s annual UJA Campaign raised thousands of dollars to help local Jewish agencies and Jews around the world, especially in Israel. Some volunteers took cards home to continue the calls even after the session at Nivert Metal ended. The Federation expressed its gratitude to volunteers Esther Adelman, Maggy Bushwick, Douglass, Bernice Ecker, Esther Elefant, Nancy Friedman, Jeff Ganz, Ruth Gelb, Janet Holland, Nivert, Rubel and Millie Weinberg.

Phone volunteers Bernice Ecker and Nancy Friedman helped at Super Sunday on October 14.

Millie Weinberg was seen at the breakfast table.

At right: Jeff Ganz made a call on Super Sunday.

At left: Executive Director Mark Silverberg spoke with Louis Nivert, who lent his office for the Super Sunday Telethon.

Jeff Rubel, Campaign co-chairman, attended Super Sunday.

Jewish teens ready to experience Israel with the JCC The JCC will run a 2012 Teen Leadership Seminar in Israel from December 20-31. The program will provide an opportunity for Jewish teenagers to build their Jewish and Zionist identity, gain a sense of Jewish pride and learn about Israel as “the cornerstone of the Jewish world.” Nine teenagers will participate in the program, including a four-part educational series to prepare them for their trip. They

Esther Elefant and Nancy Friedman listened during the briefing.

will have the opportunity to learn about contemporary Israel, from culture to politics, as well as internal issues facing the country. “The teenagers will also visit major sites and become immersed in Israeli society. These teens will return with new leadership skills and a strong sense of energy to be educators or advocates of Israel, whether at home or on their college campus,” said organizers of the seminar.

The JCC expressed its thanks to the sponsors who have helped make the program possible, including B’nai Brith Amos Lodge, Aaron Glassman Fund, Bruce Lewis Gelb Fund, Temple Israel of Scranton, Amskier Insurance Agency, Morey and Sondra Myers, Steven Bruce Arenberg Israel Youth Travel, Jewish Cultural Memorial Fund and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Federation on Facebook

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania now has a page on Facebook to let community members know about upcoming events and keep connected.

2013 UJA paign Update Cam

Pay it forward & give to the 2013 Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Annual Campaign! Goal: $800,090

For information or to make a donation call 570-961-2300 ext. 1 or send your gift to: Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510 (Please MEMO your pledge or gift 2013 UJA Campaign)

Participants of the 2012 Teen Leadership Seminar in Israel will include (front row, l-r) chaperone Rika Schaffer, Ali Epstein, Nina Lyubechansky, Alison Abdalla, Liza Rosenstein and chaperone Hilary Greenberg. Back row: Becky Fallk, Andy Fiegleman, Bradley Smertz, Sam Vale and Rachel Pollack. (Photo by Ann Wadika)

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Point/counterpoint

Funds for Shoah survivors

In brief...

$353,074

as of Nov. 5, 2012

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Two views of the reasoning behind, Victims of Nazi persecution in the Iran is still enriching uranium to 20 PLUS and ramifications of, a letter sent FSU may be eligible for a one-time percent; Syrian tanks on the Golan Opinion...........................................................2 by Christian leaders to Congress. payment from Germany. Heights; and more. Jewish Community Center News............6 Stories on page 2 Story on page 15 Stories on page 19 D’var Torah.................................................10

Profile for Becky Schastey

November 8, 2012 Edition of the Reporter  

The Jewish Federation of NEPA November 8th Edition of the Report

November 8, 2012 Edition of the Reporter  

The Jewish Federation of NEPA November 8th Edition of the Report

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