Sent:                               November 29, 2013

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update

The Bulletin - A Community Update for November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah

For the first time in our lifetime, we celebrated Hanukkah and Thanksgiving together.  As we continue to celebrate Hanukkah for a few more days, I found a lovely a cappella song to add to our Hanukkah light.  Enjoy!  

 Feeding the Community

Volunteers are needed to support the Jewish community’s longstanding tradition of providing Christmas dinner for the elderly.  Each year, volunteers from the community serve hundreds of turkey dinners to area senior citizens in the parish hall of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, and deliver additional meals to those who are homebound.  Bridging religious and generational gaps, this festive event caps a season of celebration and good will. If you are interested in supporting Ellen Hull and Stan Levine, co-directors of the event, by volunteering a few hours between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Christmas day, please call Ellen at 508-993-5742 or email  Servers and drivers needed.      

 Amy-Jill Levine Featured in Moment Magazine

Noted Jewish New Testament scholar and North Dartmouth native, Amy-Jill Levine is featured in the current issue of Moment Magazine.  The 57-year-old married mother of two is a member of an Orthodox synagogue in Nashville, TN; University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University; a leading figure in Jewish-Christian interfaith relations; and author of the 2007 book The Misunderstood Jew.  I invite you to read the article about Levine’s commitment to clearing up 2,000 years’ worth of misconceptions between Jews and Christians.

  2013-14 Annual Campaign Underway

 Pledge cardsfor this year’s campaign will be mailed after the holiday.  Please consider making your contribution before the end of the year.  Thank You.

 Shabbat Shalom and Happy Hanukkah.


 The Bulletin is a weekly email from Amir Cohen, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford. I welcome your feedback at