Sent:                               October 18, 2013

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update

The Bulletin - A Community Update for October 18, 2013

I hope this bulletin finds everyone enjoying beautiful fall weather, postseason baseball, and good memories of Jewish Holidays spent with friends and family.

In this, my first update as the new Executive Director, I want to thank Ellen Hull, Interim Executive Director, Judy Barry, Federation President, and Stuart Forman, who chaired the search committee, for their leadership and support during the past seven months as well as for making me feel so welcome throughout the search process and since I started in this position last week. It has been a pleasure working with you, the members of the committee, and the Board, and I look forward to working together in the future.

Programs and Events in the coming weeks

 “We are Going to Pick Potatoes” Sunday, October 27, 2013  

Norwegian author Irene Levin Berman will share her account of growing up in Norway during the Holocaust, discussing a fascinating part of Jewish and Norwegian History.  Please join us in the Small Hall at TI Synagogue at 7:30 P.M for this program, put together by the Holocaust Committee of the Federation.

 Jerusalem” The Movie on IMAX- A Community Road Trip

Join Federation members and friends as we take an eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest, most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s timeless appeal endures. Learn how it became the center of the world for three major religions and how its historical, artistic, and spiritual connections have made it so important to so many different cultures.  On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 a comfortable charter bus will be leaving the parking lot at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Brownell Street, for the IMAX Theater in Boston, at 10:15 am (return by 3:30 pm).  Our movie reservation is for noon with time for lunch at the museum café before heading home.  Cost is $28 for our mature participants and $30 for the younger crowd. Lunch is not included.  For reservations call508-997-7471 or e-mail by October 24th.

Campaign Pacesetters Evening

 N. Richard Greenfield, Publisher of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger, All things Jewish, and the Jewish Ledger of Western MA, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the annual “Pacesetters” evening of appreciation on Thursday November 7th. The evening is a great opportunity to show your support for our community at a “Pacesetter” level (a $500 or greater contribution to the annual Federation campaign). For more information call 508-997-7471 or e-mail

We are Hiring

 We are seeking an administrative assistant to work at the Federation office. Professional and detail oriented with a degree or equivalent of at least 3 years of related work experience. Good knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook required. This is a part-time, 20-25 hours/week position. Please email resume to

One line about me

I bring to this position more than 20 years of leadership in the field of Jewish publishing and Jewish community organizations. I live in Providence, RI, where I continue to work in media when I’m not at work here in New Bedford. I look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback.

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