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Giving Tuesday: Double Your Dollars

We’re a week away from Giving Tuesday, which was a colossally important fundraising day for us last year. The Memphis community responded to our call for support with tremendous generosity, and we’re excited to see it happen again!Remember: donating on Tuesday, November 29 makes twice the impact…

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Captain Ben Schaffer: Eyewitness to Horror

The letter below was written by Captain (Dr.) Ben Schaffer to his wife Fagie Schaffer while he was in Austria at the end of World War II as one of the first medical staff to enter Mauthausen concentration camp. Captain Schaffer, a dentist serving in the medical corps of the…

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Final Reflections: Returning to Our Routines

The Memphis group returned last week from Poland and Israel, where they visited many historic sites and diverse communities, including the city of Shoham, Memphis’ newly-named Israeli partner city. The JCP/MJCC-sponsored trip connected the travelers to their Jewish history, taking them to important sites from the recent…

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An Evening with Jerry Springer

In 2008, the special guest at Memphis Jewish Federation’s upcoming donor event, Jerry Springer, gave the commencement speech to Northwestern University’s School of Law, despite objections from some students. The objections came from those students that refused to see past the character he plays while hosting his controversial…

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