From:                              Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford

Sent:                               Thursday, April 02, 2015 12:54 PM

To:                                   'Jewish Federation NB'

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update for April 2, 2015

The Bulletin - A Community Update for April 2, 2015


Happy Passover


Passover is the most celebrated Jewish holiday.  Demographic studies of Jews everywhere confirm that.  It also makes a lot of sense.  The way in which we celebrate is centered around a meal.  There are restrictions on what we can and can’t eat which makes it … well … even more centered around food.  Then there are plagues, a requirement to drink wine four times, a hide-and-seek game with a prize, and a seat and cup for Elijah (whom we hope and assume will show up).

No way to beat that if you ask me – unless of course you are celebrating with family and friends.  I wish everyone a joyous Passover with family and friends.  Let’s remember our freedom and think of those for whom it is not guaranteed and (this year in particular) let spring arrive.

And while on the subject of Elijah, one of my favorite musicians, David Broza, recently released this beautiful rendition of Eliyahu HanNavi.



Spielberg in New Bedford – Seats Are Going Quickly – RSVP today!

Nancy Spielberg (sister of) will join us for a screening of her wonderful film Above and Beyond in the Whaling Museum’s newly updated theater.  The film is this year’s big event of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford and is free of charge.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  RSVP to or 508-997-7471.  Space is limited.    

Check out this PREVIEW:

Scholarship Applications Available

Members’ children and grandchildren are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford and the New Bedford section of the National Council of Jewish Women. If interested, please write to or call 508-997-7471.  



Calendar:  Save the Date

NOTE:  If you would like to attend an event, but need a ride, please contact the Federation to make arrangements.


WHAT:  Surviving Auschwitz:  A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor (Esther Bauer)

WHEN:  Thursday, April 9, 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, Jackson Arts Center

HOW:  Open to the public; free admission.  Sponsored by the BCC Holocaust Center and funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford.


WHAT:  Nazi Hunter: Simon Wiesenthal

WHEN:  Thursday, April 16 (Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day), 8:00 PM

WHERE:  Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

HOW:  tickets $20.00/$25.00/$29.00 @


WHAT:  pre-performance book club discussion of Branded on My Arm and in My Soul: a Holocaust Memoir by Abraham Landau

WHEN:  Thursday, April 16, 6:00 PM

WHERE:  Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

HOW:  Free and open to the public.


WHAT:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

WHEN:  Sunday, May 17, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE:  Tifereth Israel

HOW:  Registration details will be provided soon.

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