Dallas Doings

CSI says goodbye to Menashe/Musher family Come to Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Ave., on Saturday, June 26, 9:30 a.m., as they bid a fond farewell to the Menashe/Musher family:…

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SWUSY: Half a century old and it’s still ‘weird’ In 1960 Southwest United Synagogue Youth (SWUSY) was born, and on June 6–9 of this year the group celebrated its half-century…

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In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross Déjà vu all over again — the recent Solidarity Rally for Israel that drew a crowd, probably numbering 1,000, to Anshai Torah in Plano, where Rabbi…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, Our literature is filled with the notion that we are the “Chosen People.” Although I’m not sure what exactly that connotes, one thing I do know is…

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2010 grads march toward the future

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On Sunday, May 23, Akiba Academy graduated 23 students who marched right across the stage at Congregation Tiferet Israel and onto a plane headed to Washington, D.C. to explore what being a Jewish American really means. At the graduation ceremony David Veeder, Akiba alumnus and president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, addressed the graduating class and wished them bon voyage on their journey. Each student also presented reflections on his or her time at Akiba. Graduate Shanee Abouzaglo reminisced, “When I look back at my 10 years at Akiba, it seems like only yesterday we had our first-grade hot chocolate day, our second-grade spelling bees or our fourth-grade State Fair. But as my years at Akiba come to a finish, countless incredible memories rush through my mind, and I notice how fast time has flown by. Only now do I realize how fortunate I was to have grown up as part of the united Akiba family.”

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Dallas Doings

JFGD to elect new slate at annual meeting The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas invites its supporters to the 2010 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, with a reception at…

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[nggallery id=55] Shuggie Cohen named Jewish Person of the Year Well-known Dallas/Fort Worth reporter Rafael McDonnell was on the scene at the Jewish Person of the Year Dinner last week.…

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In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross The usual question: “What in the name of God — or heaven — was she thinking?” But we don’t have to ask the usual question about…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, My brother, sadly, recently lost his 7-year-old son, the victim of a rare disease he contracted this past year. Needless to say, my brother and sister-in-law are…

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