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israel crisis briefing
In order to become better advocates for Israel and for peace, the JCCFederation and Congregation Beth David organized a community gathering on August 11 to hear Professor Adam BenShea and Federation rep Jill Namm speak about the current situation in Israel and the sociopolitical events that led up to it. Rabbi Linda Bertenthal and Courtney Mellblom led the community in a prayer for peace at the conclusion of the evening.
Click here to read the full article by Jon-Erik Storm, JCC-Federation President.
Standing up against Genocide in Iraq
JCCFederation leaders Jon-Erik Storm and Courtney Mellblom signed a letter, drafted by Jewish World Watch, to President Obama, along with 103 faith organizations and religious leaders throughout this country, representing Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and others, in response to killings in Iraq.