The Bulletin

Our Community Campaign
As we observed Yom Kippur yesterday, the thoughts of many of us were about all that we seek forgiveness for. But also (I hope) about our better moments during the year. Those times when we gave of ourselves for others.
One of those times when we did, or do, is when we support the Jewish community here in greater New Bedford and worldwide.
The New Year marks the launch of the 2016-17 Annual Campaign. Our Jewish Federation unites and lifts us, helping us to live a more Jewish life. In the coming year we'd like to continue and support Meals on Wheels for the elderly; fund PJ Library books for our children and grandchildren; support the Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth and the Holocaust Center at BCC; deliver Passover food; and provide college scholarships.
To do that we need your help. Don't wait for the campaign letter (on its way) -- donate online today. Thank you.
Shimon Peres Remembered

History buff and/or a J.J. Goldberg fan? Then this exhaustive article about the life and times of Shimon Peres is the one for you.

The Israeli statesman, the last active member of Israel's founding generation, died September 28 at the age of 93. For over six decades, Peres served Israel. His love of state and commitment to the people of Israel inspire still.
Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman and raised Jewish in Minnesota, Dylan wrote some of the most influential and well-known songs of the 1960s. His hits include Blowin' in the Wind, Like a Rolling Stone and Times They Are a-Changin'. He continues to perform regularly on the self-billed "Never-Ending Tour."

David Hadju, a music critic for the Nation who has written extensively about Dylan and his contemporaries, said that the Nobel recognition was long overdue and that it may be intended in part to honor the broader American music movement that Dylan emerged from.

"It's partly a recognition of the whole tradition that Bob Dylan represents, so it's partly a retroactive award for Robert Johnson and Hank Williams and Smokey Robinson and the Beatles," Mr. Hadju said in an interview on Thursday. "It should have been taken seriously as an art form a long time ago."

Read more about Dylan's career in this New York Times article.
Sukkot, Chef Style

In this throwback article from 2010, we read that star chef Michael Solomonov's Sukkot harvest supper was something to cause shock and awe. "The delectable dinner, which focused around the Shivat Ha'Minim, the seven species of fruits and grains detailed in the Torah as native to Israel - barley, wheat, olives (and olive oil), grapes, figs, and dates - was prepared by Philadelphia Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav. Born in Israel and raised in Pittsburgh he is renowned for his modern interpretations of Israeli flavors," writes the author in the Forward article.

It's no surprise then the worldwide acclaim his inspired interpretation of Israeli food has since achieved. We loved him in In Search of Israeli Cuisine, shown in our community in May. Michael, if you're reading this, I'm available for any sukkah supper you're cooking. 


October 20
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Crypto Jews in Spain & Portugal
Speaker Professor Pedro Bicudo
Co-sponsored by BCC Holocaust Center and LusoCentro
Bristol Community College, Fall River campus, room TBA

November 15
11:00 AM
Branded on My Arm and in My Soul,
the story of Abraham W. Landau, concentration camps survivor
Speakers from the Jewish Federation Holocaust Education Committee and the editor of Spinner Publications
Sponsored by BCC Holocaust Center
Bristol Community College, New Bedford campus, room TBA


Shabbat Shalom,


The Bulletin is a weekly email from Amir Cohen, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford.  I welcome your feedback at amir@jewishnewbedford.org.

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