Browsing Tag: Memphis Jewish Federation

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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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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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Open Arms for New Jewish Memphians

Last weekend, forty-two new Jewish Memphians, ranging in age from toddler to senior and hailing from such far-flung spots as¬†Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chattanooga, and Albany, were welcomed at a brunch last week sponsored by Jewish Community Partners and held at the home of Jill and Ken…

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