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Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Slavery: A Modern-Day Reality
This Pesach, celebrate freedom by advocating for the victims of human trafficking and slavery.

Meet Our New Members of the Month for April
Every month, one new member is selected from among our highest performing chapters across the country. Meet some of our diverse new members and send them your welcome!

Students at Meir Shfeyah Visit Home Country of Ethiopia for First Time
Ayano, 32, was left behind with his grandmother when his mother crossed the treacherous Sudan desert on their aliya journey, and didn't arrive until 1991, when was 10.

What We're Pinning: Heart Healthy Passover Recipes
We're pinning heart healthy recipes for Passover on our Heart Health board on Pinterest. Check them out!

hCoast to Coast: read about chapter events from around the country


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WHAT WE'RE READING

Do Jewish Men Postpone Death Until After Passover?
For a 1988 paper in the British medical journal The Lancet, University of California at San Diego sociologists David Phillips and Elliot King analyzed mortality patterns in the period surrounding Passover, and found that death rates for Jewish men decline right before the holiday, only to rise sharply after it ends.

Jews Ordered to Register in East Ukraine
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.

Netanyahu Condemns Kansas Shootings, Vows to 'Fight Pestilence'
Prime Minister commits to fighting 'hatred of Jews' after horrific anti-Semitic shootings.

UN expert urges Iran to stop woman's execution
Reyhaneh Jabbari is set to be killed Tuesday for stabbing intelligence official who may have sexually assaulted her

3 killed in shootings at Kansas Jewish community center and senior home
The gunman is identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, founder of the now-defunct White Patriot Party, a Ku Klux Klan group.

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