These spotlight stories, previously published in the Jacksonville Jewish News, show how your Federation dollars are helping Jews here and throughout the world.

  • Jacksonville Jewish Community welcomes newest Shlicha in Shelly Shalev

    Last month, the Jacksonville Jewish community said goodbye to its first Shlicha in more than a quarter century, as Dana Marmari went back to Israel following a year of stellar service in Northeast Florida. This month, we welcome the arrival of a new shlicha in Ashdod native Shelly Shalev, who comes to the Sunshine State from Tel Aviv where she was previously working as a dental assistant at a private clinic there.

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    Last month, the Jacksonville Jewish community said goodbye to its first Shlicha in more than a quarter century, as Dana Marmari went back to Israel following a year of stellar service in Northeast Florida. This month, we welcome the arrival of a new shlicha in Ashdod native Shelly ...

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    Last month, the Jacksonville Jewish community said goodbye to its first Shlicha in more than a quarter century, as Dana Marmari went back to Israel following a year of stellar servic...

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    Last month, the Jacksonville Jewish community said goodbye to its first Shlicha in more than a quarter century, ...

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    Last month, the Jacksonville Jewish community said goodbye to its first ...

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  • JFNA cabinet post highlights meaningful summer for rGEN’s Haley Trager

    Haley Trager, campaign chair for The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville's rGEN (young adult) Division is back in the Sunshine State following a busy summer filled with flights and memories. With Federation trips to Israel and Arizona, Trager was named the recipient of the Ilene Sari Selevan Young Leadership Award, in addition to being appointed to the Jewish Federations of North America's Young Leadership Cabinet.

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    Haley Trager, campaign chair for The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville's rGEN (young adult) Division is back in the Sunshine State following a busy summer filled with flights and memories. With Federation trips to Israel and Arizona, Trager was named the recipient of the Ilene Sari...

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    Haley Trager, campaign chair for The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville's rGEN (young adult) Division is back in the Sunshine State following a busy summer filled with flights and mem...

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    Haley Trager, campaign chair for The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville's rGEN (young adult) Division is back in ...

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    Haley Trager, campaign chair for The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville's...

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    Haley Trager, campaign chair for The Jewis...

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  • Jax home to 20 new Jewish leaders, thanks to recent women’s trip to Israel

    Thanks to the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and local partner agencies, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and Etz Chaim Synagogue, 20 local Jewish women participated in an eight-day subsidized Momentum journey through Israel. Since 2009, the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project has inspired new Jewish leadership and touched thousands of Jewish individuals, based on the premise, if you inspire a woman, you can inspire a family, a community and ultimately, chang...

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    Thanks to the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and local partner agencies, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and Etz Chaim Synagogue, 20 local Jewish women participated in an eight-day subsidized Momentum journey through Israel. Since 2009, the Jewish Women’s Renai...

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    Thanks to the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and local partner agencies, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and Etz Chaim Synagogue, 20 local Jewish women participate...

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    Thanks to the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and local partner agencies, the Jewish Federation of J...

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    Thanks to the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and local part...

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  • Israeli teens find second home in Jax during recent trip to the States

    The five member teen delegation from Hadera-Eiron traveled with their chaperone, Nitza Gerber, a second time chaperone for the Jacksonville Jewish community. While here, the teens lived with host families, worked at Camp Ki Tov, and shared wonderful experiences with their host teens including visits to Yes You Canvas, Peterbrooke, a cool escape room and an overnight to Orlando and Universal and St. Augustine.

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    The five member teen delegation from Hadera-Eiron traveled with their chaperone, Nitza Gerber, a second time chaperone for the Jacksonville Jewish community. While here, the teens lived with host families, worked at Camp Ki Tov, and shared wonderful experiences with their host teen...

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    The five member teen delegation from Hadera-Eiron traveled with their chaperone, Nitza Gerber, a second time chaperone for the Jacksonville Jewish community. While here, the teens li...

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    The five member teen delegation from Hadera-Eiron traveled with their chaperone, Nitza Gerber, a second time cha...

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    The five member teen delegation from Hadera-Eiron traveled with their ch...

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  • Partner Spotlight : JFCS making a difference for Holocaust Survivors

    As Jewish Family & Community Services prepares to dedicate the region’s first and only Holocaust memorial gallery, the organization is seeking increased support for its work to nurture and preserve a living legacy: Northeast Florida’s Holocaust Survivors. According to executive director Colleen Rodriguez, 89 Holocaust survivors currently reside in Jacksonville, Palm Coast and the surrounding area, and JFCS has been working with them and their family members since 2010.

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    As Jewish Family & Community Services prepares to dedicate the region’s first and only Holocaust memorial gallery, the organization is seeking increased support for its work to nurture and preserve a living legacy: Northeast Florida’s Holocaust Survivors. According to executive...

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    As Jewish Family & Community Services prepares to dedicate the region’s first and only Holocaust memorial gallery, the organization is seeking increased support for its work to nur...

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    As Jewish Family & Community Services prepares to dedicate the region’s first and only Holocaust memorial gall...

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    As Jewish Family & Community Services prepares to dedicate the region’...

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Past issues available online at https://issuu.com/jewishnews

 

PAST SPOTLIGHTS

JJN celebrates 30 years of Jewish storytelling in Northeast Florida

JFNA cabinet post highlights meaningful summer for rGEN’s Haley Trager

Jax home to 20 new Jewish leaders, thanks to recent women’s trip to Israel

Shalom Jax’s screening of the First Basket film a slam dunk!

Orender inducted in International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Making Aliyah: From Jacksonville to Jerusalem

Jacksonville’s first fully Kosher restaurant coming to Mandarin

New Jewish cemetery opens on Jacksonville’s Southside

Jewish Jacksonville family featured on TODAY Show for social media antics

Jax Jewish community celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut in style with event at JCA

Jacksonville Jewish News' Summer Reading List

Community Shlicha Dana Marmari educates kids on important Israeli holidays

Jax's teen delegation heads to Israel for P2G summer exchange program

Sundara founder Erin Zaikis to speak at this year’s Girlfriend Connection

rGEN’s philanthropic efforts celebrated with recent rGENerosity fundraiser

JFCS sponsors month-long Holocaust programming in the community

Jax's Iris Kraemer honored during Israel's Partnership's regional meeting

Documentary on Jews and basketball to be shown at River Garden, June 11th

Pair of talks on Jacksonville Jewish history to be given during May

JCA to host Jacksonville’s official Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration, Apr. 30th

An open letter to the Jacksonville Jewish Community about the JCF

Jacksonville Jewish Center to host Yom Hashoah commemoration, Apr. 23rd

JFCS launches year-long celebration of 100 Years of Hope

Renowned Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven makes a stop in Jacksonville

Trio of Jax women set to participate in P2G's Leadership2Gether program

Super Sunday 2017 nets nearly $175,000 in funds for the community

Dining with dad: Jax brothers make time for weekly meals with their father

Repairs to historic St. Augustine synagogue begin after Hurricane Matthew

Local clergy make appearance at city council meeting in support of HRO

One man’s quest to bring Jewish music to Jacksonville

Shalom Jax’s Jewish Java proves to be a monthly morning favorite

JCA leads impactful trip to Israel for local agency professionals

Anne Frank exhibition takes center stage at the MOSH through Feb. 12th

Strangers become fast friends for Jacksonville educator on recent P2G trip

Florida First Coast Relief Fund awards $390,000 to help Hurricane Matthew

Society of Healers holds ethical discussion at the MOSH

rGEN reaches multiple generations through December Chanukah programming

Inside the Eruv: A glimpse into Mandarin’s not so noticeable pedestrian highway

What exactly is the correct spelling for the holiday known as the festival of lights?