The Bulletin

Sukkot at Autumn Glen
Clockwise, starting upper left corner: Cantor Nathaniel Schudrich explaining the lulav and the etrog to residents; volunteer Joan Farrow helping with our sukkah project; volunteer Cindy Yoken with residents Desi Singer and Lorraine Rudnick; Cantor Schudrich; resident Beverly Wainer; and the completed, almost-edible sukkah

On Thursday, October 20, the Jewish Federation sponsored a Sukkot event at Autumn Glen for residents, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Cantor Nathaniel Schudrich of Tifereth Israel talked about the holiday and its significance in his own inimitable way and was received well by those in attendance. Following the presentation, Federation volunteers and residents created sukkahs with great success (only one structural collapse!).
Campaign Underway -- Early Thanks

The first week AFTER the Jewish holidays is one when I especially like coming into the office. It is even nicer when I'm greeted by the return envelopes many of you have already sent after our annual campaign's first mailing.
I want to thank those of you who responded early and encourage everyone else not to wait before sending their check or pledge.

Politics Are Not to Blame
A new study about anti-Semitism on college campuses suggests that, as Paulee Manich, a junior at Rutgers University said, "The anti-Semitism that is felt on campus isn't necessarily attached to Israel, it's more like the old stereotypes." The study also finds that on campuses where there is an active chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, it's very likely that Jewish students will perceive a hostile climate toward Israel and Jews. 

Worth a Schilling?

Curt Schilling founded 38 Studios in nearby Providence and very quickly went out of business, costing taxpayers $75 million. A settlement was reached for a third of the amount taxpayers lost. While no one went to jail, there is little question about guilt.

Turns out Schilling now throws heat of a different kind. Political. Many think he plans to run for office.

Speaking to Jake Tapper from CNN this week, Schilling entered a new ballpark -- the American Jewish one. In the interview, Schilling (perhaps attempting to turn the table on Tapper, who is Jewish) said: "I would like to ask something as a person who is practicing the Jewish faith and have since you were young, I don't understand - and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me - I don't understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel."

November 4
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Propaganda and the Holocaust
Conference for middle, high school and college instructors, also open to community members
Sponsored by BCC Holocaust Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Bristol Community College, Fall River campus, Jackson Arts Center

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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