From:                              Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford

Sent:                               Friday, April 25, 2014 1:00 AM

To:                                   'New Bedford Jewish Federation'

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update for April 25, 2014

Attachments:                          .mp3; _Certification_.htm

The Bulletin - A Community Update for April 25, 2014

Yom HaShoah


Join us for the 33rd annual Holocaust Memorial Observance on Sunday, April 27, 6:30 PM, at the Holocaust Monument in Buttonwood Park followed by a memorial program at Tifereth Israel at 7:30 PM.  Guest speaker Dr. Sharon Delmendo will speak about Holocaust rescue in the Philippines.

The following night, April 28, Dr. Delmendo will speak at a military presentation, A Somber and Durable Tapestry:  Jewish World War II Service in Bataan and the Philippine Resistance, at the Low Tide Yacht Club, adjacent to the Fort Rodman Military Museum, at Fort Taber, New Bedford. 7:00 PM.



In Celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut



Spend Sunday, May 18, with Federation friends as we celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, the day commemorating e Israel’s Independence.  

The day’s events include:

•Lunch, served before the performance of:

•The award-winning singing ensemble SHIR Ba’Emek (check out this clip) from Afula-Gilboa, Israel, 12:00 PM.

Listen to the attached song (mp3), newly recorded ahead of their visit and become an instant fan!


Host a Singer! 

Show our Israeli friends some Southcoast hospitality!  Members of Shir Ba’emek need homes to stay in for the evening of May 18.  If you are interested in hosting, please contact the Federation at

•Like every year on the final day of Hebrew School we will hold our annual BLOOD DRIVE.


Annual Campaign

Where has the year gone?  I know.  It’s only April.  But the fiscal year ends June 30.  If you have not contributed or pledged to our 2013-14 campaign, expect to hear from us by the end of the month with a renewed appeal for your support.  With you, there is no Federation!  And with no Federation, our community would be greatly diminished.  Thank you in advance for your generous support.


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