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Flint Jewish Federation--The Smart, Meaningful Way to Give!
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Important Dates
Abrahamic Tradition Dinner!
 
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Sunday April 14th

Annual Holocaust Remembrance

featuring Jeannie Opdyke Smith, daughter of Righteous Gentile Irene Opdyke.

 

PURIM AT TEMPLE BETH EL

Friday February 22 - 7pm -
Hilarious Purim service, fabulous FLRTY and young people-lead Purim shpiel, and always delicious Hamentashen Bake-Off, chaired by Kim Himelhoch.   Wear a funny costume, or at the very least, an amusing hat.  Miss our silliness-filled Purim celebration at your own risk!
 
HELP NEEDED!
Do you enjoy helping others?  Are you a great cook?  If so, the JCS needs your help, especially on Tuesdays from 8 am to 1pm.  We need volunteers to help prepare our Congregate meals and Mobile Meals at the CBI kitchen.  If you can help please call Jyoti at (810) 767-5922.
 
THE FLAT
Friday and Saturday February 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM. and Sunday February 10 at 2:30PM
the Israeli Film THE FLAT will be shown at the Flint Institute of Arts.
As a documentarian cleans out the dwelling that belonged to his grandparents - immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story. "More like a thriller than a documentary" praises the San Francisco Chronicle. Subtitled, 97 minutes, directed by Arnon Goldfinger.
  

INTERFAITH SEDER     

TUESDAY MARCH 19, 2013 7:00pm

  

A FULL MEAL WILL NOT BE INCLUDED WITH THIS SEDER -

JUST THE TRADITIONAL, SEDER RITUAL FOODS

and DELICIOUS MACAROONS (PASSOVER COOKIES).

 

Reservations:

810 720 9494 BY TUESDAY MARCH 12

$6/person 

Make checks payable to Temple Beth El 5150 Calkins Rd., Flint MI 48532 

 

 

              To donate now call 810 767-5922 or mail your donation to 619 Wallenberg St., Flint Michigan, 48502

Have you included the Federation in your will?

 2nd ANNUAL ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS DINNER

Tuesday March 5, 6pm

Riverfront Banquet Center,

1 Riverfront Center, Flint

 

Plan to join us for an interesting interfaith event on Tuesday, March 5th, sponsored by the Niagara Foundation.  Members of the Flint Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities will gather for an evening of fellowship, presentations, displays devoted to strengthening ties of friendship and understanding.

A delicious dinner--vegetarian, fish, or chicken, capped with a traditional Turkish Noah's pudding dessert will be served.  Edward Powers, of Congregation Beth Israel will present the Jewish perspective on the topic of "Stewardship of Wealth, Health and Time."  (Last year Rabbi Companez represented the Jewish community.)  Also speaking will be the Reverend Barbara Cavin of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Flint and Dr. Luay Alkotob of the Flint Islamic Center.

 

There is no charge to attend but an RSVP is required.  RSVP is by email to flint@niagarafoundation.org.

 

If you would like an email invitation or are interested in learning more about this event please call Executive Director (who, along with Susan will be attending.) at 810 767-5922 or email him at sclow@sbcglobal.net.

  

JFNA FACT OF THE WEEK

Jewish Federations Engage American Jewish Immigrants

 

Programs funded by Jewish Federations empower recent Jewish immigrants to the U.S. to advocate and educate others about immigration issues. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, awarded $152,000 in scholarships last year to 38 U.S. immigrant students as part of its HIAS Scholars Program. HIAS Scholars use community engagement and service to create or participate in projects directly serving, or advocating on behalf of, local immigrants and refugees.

 

 Ivriah Purim

 

PJ LIBRARY COMING!
Is there someone in your family 6 months to 8 years of age who might enjoy Jewish books? Do you know of a family with such a member? The Flint Jewish Federation and members of the Tri-Cities Jewish community with help from the Ravitz Fund is bringing the PJ library to our area. Children of participating families receive a Jewish book each month, free of charge. There will be special story reading programs offered to these families, as well. Sometimes there is also a CD of Jewish music for participants. If you or someone you know would like to join the PJ Library email Susan Low at shlow@sbcglobal.net.
 
YEAR OF JEWISH ANNIVERSARIES CALL FOR VIDEOS/PHOTOS/ARTICLES!
  
Do you have a photo or two to share?  Are you an aspiring writer or historian who would like to share your memories of the Flint Jewish Community?  Both the Blast and the Jewish Reporter are seeking photo essays, anecdotes,  and stories of the Federation, TBE, CBI, the Ivriah, the JCS, or your "historic" family to publish or slide shows or videos to which we can link.  Please send your article by snail or email to:  ATTN: YOJA Story Editor 619 Wallenberg St., Flint, MI 48502 or fjf@tm.net