November 15, 2019
R OCKLAND NEWS
Message from the Rockland Federation
The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County has opened an emergency mailbox to support programs and services in Israel. We don’t know what the days and weeks ahead will bring. We do know that damage already has been done and that Israel will need our help to repair not just physical damage to infrastructure, but to the lives of the many people who are suffering the aftermath of the attacks as well. If you would like to show you stand with Israel, please go to  www.jewishrockland.org/rocket-attack  and donate. Thank you for your support.
Straight to the heart
I would not suggest that it was a typical weekend. It is true that many Shabbatot and Sundays are jam-packed for rabbis, but this particular weekend was unusually busy. Here was the schedule: Shabbat morning, a bar mitzvah. Saturday night after Shabbat, a wedding. Sunday morning, a funeral. And Sunday afternoon, a brit milah and baby naming (twins!).
Nita Lowey, retiring after 32 years in Congress, recalls her Jewish legacy
By Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON — Nita Lowey (D-N.Y. 17th Dist.), who is retiring after 32 years in Congress, fields a question about her legacy as a Jewish lawmaker. No trouble there — she talks about Israel and her Jewish pride all the time.

Then there’s one about her legacy as one of the pioneering women in Congress. That one goes down easy, too: Her office is plastered with photos signifying how far women have come in American politics.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Friday, Nov 15, 11AM-1PM
JCC Rockalnd, West Nyack
Saturday, Nov 16, 6PM-8PM
Saturday, Nov 16, 8PM-10PM
Montebello Jewish Center, Montebello
Sunday, Nov 17, 7:30PM-9:30PM
JCC Rockalnd, West Nyack
Saturday, Nov 23, 6PM-8PM
Sunday, Nov 24, 8:30AM-3PM
Orangetown Jewish Center, Orangeburg
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