From:                              Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford

Sent:                               Friday, October 24, 2014 1:01 AM

To:                                   'New Bedford Jewish Federation'

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update for October 24, 2014

The Bulletin - A Community Update for October 24, 2014

Sundance Film Festival Award-Winner at UMass Dartmouth

Join us this Tuesday at 12:30 PM to watch and discuss the Sundance Film Festival award-winning short film I think this is the closest to how the footage looked with the director Yuval Hameiri.

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford together with the Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth will host the Israeli film director in the Grand Reading Room of UMass Dartmouth’s Claire T. Carney Library. 

The program includes lunch and is free and open to the public.  We hope that many of you will join us.


Later that day – Federation Pacesetters Event


Later that day in a private setting, our Pacesetters – donors of $500 or more to the Federation’s annual campaign – will also meet with Yuval Hameiri and Hadas Goldman, the director of the Tarbut initiative from Afula, Israel, as we mark the launch of the 2014-15 campaign.  If you are interested in becoming a Pacesetter and want to join us that evening, please contact me directly. Invitations have been mailed to the Pacesetters and we kindly ask that you RSVP if you haven’t already.

Sukkot at Autumn Glenn


On Wednesday, October 15, the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Family Services Committee, led by Ruth Glicksman, coordinated a Sukkot holiday event for the residents of Autumn Glen.  Rabbi Kanter shared the customs and story of Sukkot with the group.  Following his presentation, those present constructed edible sukkot made of graham crackers, frosting, pretzels and fruit-shaped candy.

More for Your Calendar

Light in a Time of Darkness:  Aristedes de Sousa Mendes, Rescuer

Co-sponsored by LusoCentro and BCC Holocaust Center

Guest speakers:  Dr. Robert Wheeler and Mr. Robert Jacobvitz

Film:  Disobedience:  The Sousa Mendes Story

Open to the public.  Free admission.  Lunch provided.

WHEN:  Friday, October 31, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (Registration starts at 9:00 AM.)

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

RSVP:  508-678-2811 ext. 2442 or

Judith Klein Gallery Anniversary Show

Opening Artists Reception

WHEN:  Saturday, November 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

WHERE:  127 West Rodney French Boulevard, Door #31, New Bedford

Berlin:  70 Years After the Holocaust

Lecture by Helen Kagan

Co-sponsored by the Cranston Public Library and the Holocaust Education & Resource Center of Rhode Island

WHEN:  Sunday, November 2, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, RI

Cancellation notice

Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with the Nazis, film followed by a talk with the director scheduled for November 9, has been cancelled.




Read This Week

During the 50-day war in Gaza this summer, I sent updates and links to articles I thought had something to offer. 

This week Vanity Fair published a long and worthwhile essay with special focus on the tunnels. I think it is a good piece, with the perspective one gets a couple of months after the events.  It is worth a read.

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