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Zikaron BaSalon Memories in the Living Room

Zikaron Ba’Salon translates to mean “memories in the living room” and is a movement throughout the world during the week of Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day. This year, the Bender JCC is proud to join the movement and will launch an inaugural salon on International Holocaust Day. This program is a unique and meaningful tradition where people gather together to open their hearts to the stories of survivors, sing, discuss, read and, most importantly, listen.

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Doing Good With Mitzvah Mavens

We will be joined by Tom Liniak, Director of Specialized Employment at JSSA, who will share the program’s successes in working with businesses in the community to match JSSA clients with work opportunities. We will also hear from Lisa Handelman, The Jewish Federation’s Community Disability Inclusion Specialist, who will explain upcoming legislative issues that directly impact individuals with disabilities.  

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News & Updates
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Every other Friday, a new collection of five items of community interest is linked in this space. From resources you can use to highlights from exciting community events, from spotlights on local individuals who are making a difference to meaningful inspiration from our Jewish Life & Learning team and more, each edition will bring you closer to the incredible community we call home.