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August 114, 2022

Something Totally Different

If you looked at my reading list this summer you would hardly be shocked to find out that I read about and love the Beatles (read Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio last night). I also read nonfiction (Yuval Noah Harari, for example). I read blogs, magazines, political commentary, and Israeli media (all stuff that educates my selections for this Bulletin). At the bottom of that list comes fiction. There, I said it. Call it my Da Vinci Code, my Portnoy’s Complaint - it’s a fact (not fiction).

So with that in mind here (in bullet #1 no less) is a fiction piece called "Mother Tongue" written by Dorit Rabinyan for Tablet Magazine that I thought I’d share (honestly because of how much I liked this paragraph): "My mother believed that the very question—'where to?'—ruined the entire purpose of her leaving the house. With all her heart, she believed that if she were to declare her destination out loud, something would go wrong, something would get out of hand, and her entire trip would be in vain. This is why she pretended never to hear the question.”

Did I lose you? Was this a good choice? Please read responsibly and do share your thoughts.

Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Ana Sazonov Answers Your Questions About Ukraine

On June 16, 2022, at our annual meeting, we hosted Ana Sazonov, executive director at the Jewish Federation of Columbia, SC. Ana recently returned from two weeks of volunteer work at the Ukraine border with Poland and shared her experience with us. We had many questions after and she answered all of them.


Greetings From Our Friends - Sent For Our Annual Meeting

Annual meeting greetings from New Bedford friend Ed Asner

Annual meeting greetings from Israeli
journalist and New Bedford friend
Tal Schneider
Annual meeting greetings from
New Bedford friend David Broza

Annual meeting greetings from
New Bedford friend Nancy Spielberg

Annual meeting greetings from our
Partnership team in Afula Israel

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