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                                                                                                                                                                               Cantor Moti Fuchs
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                                                                                                                                                                               Jewish talent shines
                                                                                                                                                                               David Sklar
   May 2 – Yom Hashoah
   May 9 – People of the Book
   May 21 – Shalom Party
   June 12 – Annual Meeting                                                                                                                                Sara Paretsky has written 13 best-selling novels
                                                                                                                                                         featuring private investigator V.I. Warshawski,
                                                                                                                          People of the Book             from Indemnity Only in 1982 to Body Work in
                                                                                                                                                         2010, as well as two stand-alone novels, Ghost

                                                                                                                        Sara Paretsky, Author            Country and Bleeding Kansas.

                                                                                                                                                            In 1986 she created Sisters in Crime, a
                                                           Passover Jam Knish Bread                                                                         worldwide organization to support women
                                                                                                                                                            crime writers, which earned her Ms.
                                                           (Komishbrodt) (Parve) A recipe from Amy Brody from
                                                           the Greater Des Moines Jewish Press (March/April)                                                Magazine’s 1987 Woman of the Year award.
April 7 B'nai Jacob Board Meeting
April 14 Temple Board Meeting                              3 eggs                                                                                           Her 2007 memoir, Writing in an Age of
April 19 & 20 Pesach (Office closed)                       1 cup sugar                                                                                      Silence, which describes her journey from
April 25 & 26 Pesach (Office closed)                       1 ½ cups Passover cake meal                                                                      Kansas farm girl to New York
April 21 FWJF Board Meeting NEW DATE                       ½ teaspoon salt
May 2 Yom Hashoah – T – 7:00 PM                            1 cup oil                                                                                        Times bestselling author, was a National Book
May 9 People of the Book – T – 7:30 PM                     1 cup chopped nuts                                                                               Critics Circle Award finalist.
May 21 – Shalom Party – T – 7:30 PM
                                                           Cinnamon and sugar
May 30 Memorial Day (Office closed)                        Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add cake meal, salt and                                   The People of the Book lecture is sponsored by the
                                                           oil and stir well. Add nuts and refrigerate 20 minutes.                                               Fort Wayne Jewish Federation,
                                                           Grease cookie sheet.                                                                       with support from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation

               PJ Library                                  Divide dough into 4 rolls. Wet hands and shape in long
                                                           strips, making a ridge down the center of each.
                                                                                                                                                         and the Louis and Anne Schneider Foundation.
                                                                                                                                                       For more information on Ms. Paretsky, please visit
                                                           Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven                                            
Don't miss out!! If you haven't signed up for PJ Library   and put a different flavored jam in ridge down the center.
for your kids or grandkids up to age 8, just call the      Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake 25 minutes
office at 260-422-8566 or subscribe at                     longer. Cut when cool.                                       Monday, May 9, 2011 They'll love it!! If you are not                                                                     7:30 p.m. Temple
getting your books, please let Bonnie know and she                                                                      Free and Open to the Public
will check on it. It's all FREE!!
                                                                Please join Cantor Moti Fuchs on Sunday, April 3rd
             Yom Hashoah                                       at 7:00 PM at Congregation B'nai Jacob, for an
                                                               evening of Jewish meditation, healing and wellness.
                                                                                                                                     A Tribute to                                                Invite Israel to join
                       May 2, 2011
                    7:00 PM – Temple
                                                                 This unique
                                                               meditative                                                           Debbie Friedman                                              NATO, Ronald
  May 2nd is a very important day. As the sun sets that        experience was                                             By Jennifer Gubitz, HUC-JIR Rabbical Student
Monday evening, Fort Wayne’s Yom Hashoah, the Annual
Day of Remembrance will begin. Join your friends,
                                                               developed by
                                                               Cantor Moti                                                  We sit side by side, staring up at the power point screen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Lauder tells Germans
neighbors, and our community at Congregation Achduth           Fuchs and is                                               the newest innovation in summer camp songleading. It’s a            BERLIN (JTA) --
Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road, at 7:00 PM, as we usher          based on the                                               hot summer evening in Warwick, New York, and yet she              Israel should be invited to
in our National Day of Holocaust Remembrance.                  power of                                                   wears jeans and a long sleeved shirt, sweating maybe, but         join NATO, World
  Let us take time to pause and remember those who died        prayer, chanting                                           looking calm and cooled by, I can only guess, the youthful        Jewish Congress
and those who survived, yet suffered through this              and melody.                                                voices around us. A throat lozenge is, naturally,                 President Ronald Lauder
unprecedented time in history.                                                                                            protruding slightly from her cheek. You can’t see it, but         wrote in a German
                                                                 Born in
  We must remember…and we must remind people                                                                              the Perrier is there, too, somewhere within reach.                newspaper.
everywhere---that evil happens because of intolerance and
                                                               Romania, the                                                 My hands are pressed tightly against the frets of my              Writing in an editorial
indifference.                                                  child of                                                   guitar. In one hand she holds a pick; the other hand calmly       published Tuesday in the
  As citizens of a great democracy, we must understand         Holocaust                                                  rests on her leg. In all other photos that follow, I play and     major daily Die Welt,
the importance of seeing that high moral standards prevail.    survivors,                                                 she sits next to me.                                              Lauder said current
As the years pass and eyewitnesses to that terrible time are   Mordecai Fuchs                                                      “Want to start the next song, Debbie?”                   events in Egypt, Tunisia and other Muslim countries show
gone…we are faced with the question: Who will                  immigrated to                                                       “No, no. It’s okay. You start. I’ll play back up,”       both the forces of "freedom, democracy and economic
remember?                                                      Israel at the age                                          she says warmly.                                                  participation" at work as well as "how unpredictable
  Our Commemoration this year will feature the                 of 4.                                                        I don’t think she played much that evening. Rather most         developments in the Middle East are."
Heartland Chamber Chorale, under the direction of              Cantor Moti Fuchs has been singing since he was a          of the time, she just sat next to me, singing quietly,              If NATO is to continue upholding "our basic principles
Robert Nance. Mr. Nance is also the director of the Fort       young boy. He was the star performer in the first          sensitively, and supportively.                                    and our Western way of life," then Israel, "the only
Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, director of music at                                                                             Did I ever tell her that her music served as the                democracy in the Middle East," deserves guarantees for its
                                                               religious musical review in Israel. In the early 1970's
Plymouth Congregation Church and organist/choir director                                                                  soundtrack of my Jewish experience? Singing Unto God              peace and security that membership in NATO would help
at Temple Achduth Vesholom.
                                                               he came to America to begin his highly successful          on repeat at the top of our lungs; Lechi Lach                     provide, Lauder wrote.
  The winners of the poems from the ninth annual “WE           cantorial career.                                          accompanying us on so many journeys; feeling safe with              Aside from the United States and Canada, non-EU
MUST REMEMBER” contest will be recognized this                   A composer of both liturgical music and Chassidic                                                    the sense of          NATO members include Iceland and Turkey.
evening. The first place winners in the high school and        melodies, Cantor Fuchs was a prize-winning                                                              angels by our          According to the World Jewish Congress, Lauder sought
middle school divisions will be read this evening. The         composer in the 1981 Children's Chassidic Song                                                          side; ensured        to place his comments in a German newspaper in part
poetry contest is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Jewish           Festival. He is currently the Chazzan of Hillcrest                                                      that Hey always      "because Germany is one of the most influential NATO
Federation.                                                    Jewish Center in Queens.                                                                                came after Dalet     member countries in Europe, and probably more open-
  This program is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Jewish             The Jewish Press describes Cantor Fuchs as being                                                      and Gimel;           minded about such a suggestion" than many other
Federation and through a generous grant from the Dr.           "best known for his charismatic personality and vocal                                                    relieved and        European countries. February 8, 2011
Harry W. Salon Foundation and the Dr. Louis and                style. . .he possess the unique ability to sing straight                                                 glad that I was
Anne Schneider Foundation.                                                                                                                                              not a turkey on
                                                               from his heart. Cantor Fuchs has developed his own
                                                               method of "Jewish Meditation" known as                                                                    Thanksgiving                             chailights
                                                               "Ahava/Love: Kabbalah Music for Soul Healing                                                              day; and                                   Published by the
                                                               Meditation". Using his special musical gift Cantor
 An Evening of Jewish
                                                                                                                                                                         passionate that                    Fort Wayne Jewish Federation
                                                               Fuchs is able to guide his listeners on a sound journey                                                   I was to see                       227 E. Washington Blvd. Ste. 303
                                                               to unite their body, mind and spirit as never before.                                                     visions; and                            Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Meditation With Cantor                                         His Jewish Meditation sessions are one of the most
                                                               successful in the United States. He sees his mission as
                                                                                                                                                                         comforted with
                                                                                                                                                                          a sense of
                                                                                                                                                                          renewing my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   260-422-8566 Fax:
                                                               sharing Ahava/Simcha/Chaim/Shalom
  Moti Fuchs at B'nai                                          (Love/Joy/Life/Peace and Harmony).                                                                         body and spirit
                                                                                                                                                                          in the most
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Josh Tourkow, President
                                                                                                                                                                          difficult of                      Doris Fogel, Executive Director
         Jacob                                                                                                                                                             times.
                                                                                                                                           And that summer, as I found my voice, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Affiliated Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                             United Way of Allen County
                “Ahava”, Love Meditation                                                                                  sat side by side, in that sweltering summer heat, Debbie
                                                                                                                          and me, and all that I never told her, I sense that she

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                                                                                                                             kindness. We will reach out to our brothers and sisters in Fort      by an Oneg Shabbat. (There is at least one Friday evening a
         Film shot in Israel                                      Disaster Fund                                              Wayne through acts of gemilut chasadim – deeds of loving
                                                                                                                             kindness. Mitzvah Day Co-chairs Marina Epstein and Yoko
                                                                                                                                                                                                  month, which begins at 5:30 p.m. )
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Every Shabbat morning service, which begins at 9:15 am, is
                                                                                                                              Rudolph have been searching out and organizing a multitude of       followed by a kiddush luncheon. After services, congregants and
            wins Oscar                                The Jewish Federations of North America
                                                      have set up the following fund to aid in the
                                                                                                                                  opportunities for us to lend our hearts and hands.
                                                                                                                                     JUDAISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                              .   guests have an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Religious School
                                                                                                                                        Gain a better understanding of the Jewish view of the     K.I.S.S. (Kids in Shabbat Service)
                                                      disaster in Japan:
                                                                                                                                       environment and nature at Fox Island on Sunday, April      Friday evening, April 29th, at 7:30 p.m. will be the K.I.S.S.
                                                      THE JEWISH FEDERATION’S                                                          17 at 10 a.m. led by Chuck Replane and a resident
                                 "Strangers No        JAPAN, HAWAII AND PACIFIC                                                         naturalist. We will learn what the Bible, Torah and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  service led by Missy Schneider's Gan Class.
                                                      RELIEF FUND. You might want to                                                                                                              Religious school meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-
                                 More," a                                                                                               Psalms say about the environment, including prayers       6:00 p.m. and Shabbat School meets on Saturdays from 9:45am-
                                                      make a donation directly to that fund at:                                        over the beauties of nature and ways everyone can          11:45am. Our confirmation class meets Wednesday evenings at
                          documentary short                                                                                            practice tikkun olam (repairing the world). A naturalist   7 p.m.
                                                         Jewish Federations of North America                                           will talk about the park and lead us on a couple short                                             (continued next page)
                                 about a Tel Aviv                 Wall Street Station                                                  walks. Meet at the Fox Island Lake Side Pavilion.
                                                                        PO Box 148                                                  Coffee and doughnuts will be served. Please RSVP to the
                                 elementary                                                                                  Temple office at 744-4245.                                           Torah Classes
                                                                        New York, NY 10268                                                                                                        Rabbi Kornspan's Mishneh Torah class meets at 7:30pm
                                                                                                                             JOIN US IN YOUR JAMMIES FOR PJ SHABBAT
                                school, won an                                                                                 PJ Shabbat returns to the Temple on on Friday, April 15 at         Tuesday nights. Halacha comes alive as we study Maimonides'
                                                      OR you can make your donation to your Federation at 227                6:30 p.m. for little ones in first grade and younger as we learn     teachings about prayer.
                               Oscar for Best         E. Washington Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802 and we will                                                                                        Rabbi Kornspan's Torah class meets every Shabbat at 1 pm. We
                                                                                                                             about Creation from the Book of Genesis. We’ll have a
                                                      forward the funds to New York.                                         condensed service, singing, dancing, games and an                    are studying the Book of Exodus. Each session gives an
                              Documentary Short                                                                                                                                                   opportunity for each person to share his or her questions as well
                                                                                                                             Oneg appropriate for the children to reinforce the Sabbath
Subject Sunday night. The film tells the story of                                                                            experience. . Please mark your calendars for the final PJ Shabbat    as understanding of the Torah.
                                                                                                                             of the school year on May 20.                                        All classes are open to the community.
refugee children, many who have escaped war                                                                                  HANGING BASKETS FOR SPRING
and genocide, as they adjust to new lives in                          Temple News                                              Spring is right around the corner. Please help the Temple’s
                                                                                                                             Religious School by purchasing hanging flower baskets. Ten-
Israel. See the film's trailer via Haaretz on JTA's
                                                      WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT?
                                                                                                                             inch custom-designed hanging baskets are available for $18
                                                                                                                             each. You decide how many baskets and the colors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Obama taps Rudman,
                                                                                                                               Pre-orders are being taken with payment until Friday, April
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grossman for key
Telegraph blog.                                         Passover begins on Monday, April 18 when we retell the story
                                                      of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt and freedom from bondage.               15. Delivery will be mid-May. Order forms may be found in the
                                                      Please join us for the second Seder on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30       Temple lobby or by contacting the Temple office at 744-4245.
                                                      p.m. at the Temple to read the Haggadah and dine on a                  Any questions? Please contact Bonnie Pomerantz. Thank you
                                                      traditional Pesach meal.
                                                        The menu includes matzah ball soup, gefilte fish, roast chicken
                                                                                                                             for your support!
                                                                                                                                                                                                        diplomatic spots
    UPCOMING EVENTS                                   or salmon, potato kugel, vegetables and all the trimmings.

  May 2 – Yom Hashoah
                                                      Dessert is a closely guarded secret, but it will make you ask “is it
                                                      really Pesasdic?” We’ll learn with Rabbi Cattapan, sing and                     B'nai Jacob News                                                                               WASHINGTON (JTA) --
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Obama administration
                                                      share favorite Pesach stories. Experience all the traditions - a
  May 9 – People of the Book                          guaranteed good time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   has tapped veteran Jewish
                                                                                                                             Cantor Moti Fuchs (See article on page 2)                                                             diplomats Mara Rudman
  May 21 – Shalom Party                                 The Seder dinner is chaired by Andy & Janet Katz. Please
                                                                                                                             Pesach Cooking Workshop                                                                               and Marc Grossman for
                                                      contact the Temple office if you can help set up before the event
  June 12 – Annual Meeting                            or assist that evening.                                                Sunday, April 10th is a special workshop. Mrs. Lois Zemmol                                            senior posts.
                                                      JOIN THE INTERFAITH FAMILY DISCUSSION GROUP                            will be teaching all participants how to make gefilte fish! Class                                        President Obama said
                                                        The Temple’s ongoing interfaith family discussion continues          begins at 10 a.m. R.S.V.P. required.                                                                   Wednesday that he is
                                                      Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. as Rabbi Cattapan leads the             Passover Services                                                                                      nominating Rudman to the
                                                      group in exploring issues related to navigating the Passover and        Monday, April 19th, at 7 a.m. will be the Siyum                                                       top State Department post
                                                      Easter season. These include:                                          Bchorim.                                                                                               administering assistance
                                                                If Easter falls in the middle of Passover, how do            The "Siyum" Service for the first-born is held in gratitude to G-d                                     to the Middle East
                                                                families celebrate both holidays?                            for sparing the first-born among the children of Israel when the                        through the U.S. Agency for International
                                                           • Should the Jewish spouse attend church on Easter                last plague was brought against the Egyptians. A siyum is a
                                                                                                                             public completion of the study of a tractate of the Talmud.
                                                           • Should the children, who are being raised Jewish,               Afterwards, we will share breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rudman, who has served in senior posts on both the
                                                                attend church on Easter Sunday?                                                                                                   Clinton and Obama National Security Councils, has been
                                                                                                                               Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19th and 20th,
                                                      HELP REPAIR THE WORLD ON MITZVAH DAY                                   Passover Services will be at 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  involved in a number of groups promoting peace talks in
                                                        Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is a primary mission of the                                                                             the Middle East and was a senior official with the
                                                                                                                               Monday, April 25th, Passover Services and Yizkor,
                                                      Jewish People. It is a communal obligation. As it says in Pirkei       beginning at 9;15 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance
                                                      Avot 2:21: “You are not required to complete the work, yet you                                                                              Claims.
                                                      are not allowed to desist from it.”
                                                                                                                               Tuesday, April 26th, Passover Services begin at 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Should she be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she would
                                                        Please join the Achduth Vesholom family on Mitzvah Day -             Services                                                             likely play a key role in defending the allocation of about
                                                      Sunday, May 1 - as we engage in communal acts of loving                Friday evening services, which begin at 7:30 pm, are followed

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$500 million in assistance to the Palestinians against                                                                        Assembly. Some of these issues include the state budget
attempts by congressional Republicans to roll back some
Palestinian aid.
                                                                Obama taps Shapiro for                                        and the funding of necessary human services, public
                                                                                                                              education reform and immigration.
                                                                                                                                                                                         tournament, including a 7-3 victory in the final over
                                                                                                                                                                                         the Seigneurs Lotbiniere club of Quebec.

                                                                 U.S. envoy to Israel
  Grossman reportedly is set to replace Richard                                                                                 David is the registered lobbyist for the community,        The closest ice skating rink to Bat Yam is the
Holbrooke, who died in December, as the administration's                                                                      David works with policy makers and legislators at the
top envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.                                                                                        federal, state, and local level to communicate various     Canada Center in Metulla, a two-hour drive north; it is
  A career diplomat until he retired in 2005, Grossman has       WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama said he is               positions on public policy that is of fundamental          Israel's only ice skating rink. The team practices
served in senior State Department positions and was the                                                                       importance to the Jewish community.
                                                               nominating Daniel Shapiro to be the U.S. ambassador to                                                                    mostly on roller skates and asphalt. March 14, 2011
ambassador to Turkey in the mid-1990s.
                                                               Israel, signaling an intensification of American involvement
                                                                                                                                Light Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to
  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was set
                                                                                                                              260-422-8566 or e-mail
to announce Grossman's appointment on Friday, The
Washington Post reported this week.
                                                               in the region.
                                                                 Obama made the announcement Wednesday; it had
                                                                                                                                                                                          ID card of Israeli athlete
  Grossman and Rudman outside of government have
served in senior positions at the Cohen Group, a lobbying
outfit established by William Cohen, a former defense
secretary. February 17, 2011
                                                               been rumored for weeks. Shapiro, currently the top
                                                               National Security Council official handling Israel and the
                                                                                                                                         Condolences                                      killed in Munich returned
                                                                                                                                  Our condolences to the Pomerantz family on the death
                                                               region, would succeed James Cunningham.
                                                                                                                               of Lee’s step-father, Michael Guerrasio on February 19,

      Pope exonerating the
                                                                 Shapiro, 41, is active in the Washington Jewish              2011 in Medford, New York. Our thoughts are with Lee,
                                                               community and would be the first Jewish ambassador to                        Bonnie, Rory, Seth and Marc.
                                                               Israel since Daniel Kurtzer, who served from 2001 to 2005.
      Jewish people for the                                      More significantly, he would be the first non-foreign
                                                                                                                                   Israeli peewee ice hockey
                                                               service officer ambassador since Martin Indyk, who
        death of Jesus                                         preceded Kurtzer.
                                                                                                                                   team takes gold
                                                                 Such appointees, from the circle of a president's close                                                                   JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The national identification card of
                               Israeli Prime Minister
                                                               advisers, usually signal an intensification of U.S.             JERUSALEM (JTA) -- An Israeli ice                         an Israeli athlete murdered during the Munich Olympics
                             Benjamin Netanyahu has
                                                               involvement in the region.                                     hockey team of 10- to 13-year-olds,                        was returned to his family.
                             hailed the "courage" of Pope
                                                                 Shapiro, a point man for the Jewish vote for the Obama       who mostly practice on roller                               In a ceremony Wednesday at Israel's Foreign Ministry,
                             Benedict XVI for writing a
                                                               campaign during the 2008 election, has been deeply                                                                        the ID card of wrestler Eliezer Halfin was returned to his
                             book in which he clearly                                                                         skates, won the gold medal at a
                                                               involved in the recent U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian                                                                  sister, Rima Goldwasser. Halfin was one of 11 Israeli
                             exonerates the Jewish people                                                                     tournament in Canada.
                                                               peace efforts. He speaks Hebrew.                                                                                          athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich
                             for the death of Jesus.                                                                            The Bat Yam Club
                               The book, which will be
                             published March 10,
                                                               PLEASE TAKE NOTICE                                             peewee ice skating team,
                                                                                                                                                                                          The card had been hidden for the nearly 40 years by a
                                                               Due to a conflict in scheduling, DAVID SKLAR, from the         made up of boys from Bat Yam, Rishon Lezion, Nes
                             elaborates on a key Vatican                                                                                                                                 German police officer whose son, Holzer Tilmann, turned it
                                                               CRC in Indianapolis will be here on Monday, April 11,          Ziona, Maalot and Kfar Saba in central Israel, went
                             statement from 1965 which         2011 at 7:00 PM at the Temple to discuss with us what is                                                                  over to the Israeli Embassy in Germany after his father's
                                                               happening in the current session of the legislature.           undefeated in five games to take the Division B title      death.
absolved the Jewish people as a whole of responsibility for
the death of Jesus on the cross.
 "I commend you for forcefully rejecting in your recent
                                                                 Discussion of Legislation                                    last month at the the Bernieres-Saint-Redempteur
                                                                                                                              International Peewee Tournament in suburban
                                                                                                                                                                                          "I call on the government of Germany to make every
                                                                                                                                                                                         effort to locate other documents that are perhaps being

book a false charge that has been a foundation for the
hatred of the Jewish people for many centuries," the Israeli
                                                                      Facing Our                                              Quebec City, the                                           held somewhere, because hundreds of documents are still
                                                                                                                                                                                         missing," Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said
                                                                                                                              Canadian Jewish News reported.
prime minister said in a statement. "My fervent hope is that
your clarity and courage will strengthen the relations
                                                                   State Lawmakers                                              The tournament included 96 teams from Canada,
                                                                                                                                                                                         during the ceremony. "The return of these documents to
                                                                                                                                                                                         the families is more than just a humane gesture; it is of
                                                                                                                              the United States, Finland, France, the Czech
between Jews and Christians throughout the world and                                                                                                                                     historical importance for perpetuating the event and
                                                                 DAVID SKLAR, Director of Government Affairs with             Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.
promote peace and reconciliation for generations to            the Jewish Community Relations Council will be in Ft.                                                                     engraving it on the pages of history." February 23, 2011
                                                               Wayne on April 11, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Temple to            The 17 young Israelis, who were hosted by the
come." From a Friday AP story
                                                               discuss issues and legislation facing our state lawmakers in   local Jewish community, finished 5-0 in the
                                                               the current legislative session of the Indiana General

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