Summer Camp & Teen Experiences with the IAUJC

Fantastic opportunity from the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community (IAUJC) to learn about summer camp & teen experiences!

You, your children aged 6-16, and family are invited to discover opportunities for Jewish summer camp and teen programs. Representatives of more than a dozen sleepaway camps will be on hand to answer questions. Current campers will share stories about their experiences and information will be available about camp scholarships. There will be activities, fun, and refreshments for everyone.

Jewish Summer Camp Fair
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Anytime between 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Free and open to the public
CSMA—Community School of Music and Art—3rd floor
330 E. State St.,  Ithaca, NY 14850
CampFairInfo@iaujc.org

Summer Camp IAUJC

World Premiere tonight!

THE NIGHT OF FOOLS
DIRECTOR: Rami Kimchi
Cornell Cinema (7:15 PM screening, free)

night of fools

Details from Cornell Cinema:

A docu-drama about a Jewish underground movement in Algeria during WW2 that, with only 400 men, succeeds in taking control of the city of Algiers, in which there are 25,000 French pro-Nazi soldiers. They keep control for one night, handing the city over to the Americans, who land on the city’s shores the next morning.

Rami Kimchi is an Israeli culture critic and filmmaker. His previous films include Galia’s Wedding (1986), Travels with My Brother (1997), Cinema Egypt (2001), and Father Language (2006). His main research interests are Israeli cinema, modern Hebrew literature, Yiddish literature, Palestinian cinema, and Near Eastern cinema. He has published a book, The Israeli Shtetls – Bourekas Films and Yiddish Literature (2012), and articles in Shofar, Reeh, Balshanoot Ivrit, Dapim, Moreshet Israel and Hakivoon Mizrach.

Happy New Year 5775

Because of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s 2014 war with Hamas, postings have recently shifted to Facebook to enable more interactive dialog. Please PM me if you are interested in joining the conversation.

Meantime, I want to wish everybody שנה טובה ומתוקה. May you be inscribed for a sweet, happy and productive and all round fabulous 5775.

We’re having a Muppet phase in our house right now so I’ll let the softies have the last word for now. (click on photo for link).

muppet Shana Tova

An open condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances. The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.Israel is a country run by the rule of law. There are reports that Jews have been arrested for this crime. If a trial finds that Jews are indeed guilty of this unconscionable killing, our condemnation is redoubled. The idea that Jews could do such an act fills us with shame and horror.The people who murdered Mohammed do not represent us in any way. It is not enough to dissociate ourselves from the dreadful act; we must also ensure that crimes like this are never repeated.

Just as the appalling murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar do not in any way justify the hideous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, neither does the murder of Khdeir justify the violence, terrorism, destruction and incitement we have seen over the past few days against Israelis and Jews.

We hope and pray that everyone, Arab and Jew, lives in peace and security in the region.

For a complete list of signatories, see this link.
Many thanks to Elder of Ziyon.

#bringbackourboys

BringBackOurBoys

On June 12th, 2014, three teenage boys, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel were kidnapped in Israel, one of them an American citizen.

These boys are our sons. Our brothers. Our grandchildren. Our nephews. Our friends.

Jewish communities world wide are responding to raise global awareness of this heinous crime and to help Israel as it acts to bring the boys back home to their families.

All Ithacans are invited to a Solidarity Rally today, Wednesday June 25th, 7 PM at Temple Beth-El  to stand with good people everywhere seeking the safe, secure and speedy release of the three kidnapped Israeli teens.

Stand with us!

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