From:                              Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford

Sent:                               Friday, February 28, 2014 12:30 AM

To:                                   'Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford'

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update for February 28, 2014

The Bulletin - A Community Update for February 28, 2014


Dr. David Kerzer at UMass Dartmouth Center for Jewish Culture

On Tuesday, members from our Jewish community filled the Claire T. Carney Library to hear from Dr. David Kertzer on The Vatican, the Pope and the Path to Italy's 1938 Racial Laws.  We were unable to obtain pictures in time for the bulletin, but are very pleased to hear of yet another successful event. The Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth is one of many recipients of support from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford. 



Check Out Shir Ba’Emek – the Choir Coming to Visit Our Community


Listen to this You Tube clip from a Shir Ba’Emek performance and become a fan of the award-winning singing ensemble from Alfula-Gilboa, Israel, that will perform here on Sunday, May 18.  Save the date in your calendar now! 

Film Series in Taunton - The Power of Persuasion in Hitler’s Germany

“Propaganda,” Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, “is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert.”  During the subsequent two decades, Nazi leaders showed the world bold, new ways to use it.  Through a variety of sophisticated techniques, the Nazi Party sought to sway millions of Germans and other Europeans with appealing ideas of a utopian world along with frightful images of enemies it deemed threats to those dreams.

Nazis and the Cinema, is a Wednesday evening film series coming to the Taunton Public Library.

The series features three films:

Victory of Faith on March 5th

Triumph of the Will on March 19th

Jud SüB on April 2nd

All films are free and open to the public and start at 7:00 PM.

Taunton Public Library Auditorium, 12 Pleasant Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website to view its online exhibition of State of Deception:  The Power of Nazi Propaganda to learn more on the subject.



Jewish Federations of North America Respond to violence in Ukraine

From home delivery of life-saving food and medicine to funding for increased Jewish communal security, Federation dollars are hard at work sustaining Ukraine’s historic Jewish community. Resource Page.



2013-14 Annual Campaign – More Thanks

Pledges and gifts to the 2014 annual campaign continue to come in.  Thank you for your generous support.

If you have not yet made your contribution, please consider making your pledge or contribution today.  

Shabbat Shalom,


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