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A family group takes to the road

Miles and memories By Deb SilverthornHolly Kuper made this summer one of memories and miles, traveling with her son, Dylan Harris and her niece, Emily Kuper. Twenty-one cities, 4,000 miles

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New endowed chair for Ackerman Center

Barnett family’s major gift establishes UTD Center’s 5th chair By Phil RothUniversity of Texas at DallasA major gift to the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas

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Interesting shofar facts

Dear Families, The month of Elul (which was last month) precedes Rosh Hashanah each year. During that month of reflection as we prepare, we are told to hear the shofar

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Yom Kippur: the meaning of its name

Dear Rabbi, What is the literal meaning of “Yom Kippur”? Somehow, the name “Day of Atonement” never connected with me; is that correct or is there some other meaning? Thanks,

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