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Memphis: A Welcoming Community

By Gila Golder- Gila is JCP’s community impact associate and a transplant from Baltimore. In fall 2014, I was living in upstate New York with my husband, Rob, and we were looking for a change.Rob was commuting two hours each way from Rochester to Ithaca, in his final…

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People

BBYO: Forming Jewish Identity

-By Sam Canales, pictured above (second from the left) with his immediate family- brother Aaron, mother Stacy, and father Art Canales. Photos by Barry MarkowitzSam Canales read an abridged version of this speech at Jewish Community Partner’s Pillars of the Community event this week, honoring the families, organizations…

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People

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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Arts & Culture, People

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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