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People

Nadav Weiss: My Teen Israel Experience

Nadav Weiss, son of Jessica and Dr. Daniel Weiss, is a senior at Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys (pictured davening at sunrise in Israel). Memphis Jewish Federation’s Lemksy Endowment Fund provided him with a Teen Israel Experience grant to help offset the cost of his NCSY Israel ID…

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Arts & Culture

Maintaining Their Memory: A Remembrance of the Holocaust – Julia Zabek’s 1st Place Essay in MJF’s 13th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest

By: Julia Zabek, 11th grade, Knoxville Catholic High School. Internationally, January 27th is dedicated as a day of Holocaust remembrance to keep alive the memory of millions of lives taken heinously in this genocide. But is a singular day enough to encapsulate the grief and tragedy that plagued those directly…

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People

Benjamin Siegel: My Teen Israel Experience

Benjamin Siegel, son of Dr. Joel and Rachel Siegel, is a senior at Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys (pictured doing a headstand with a statue of Ben-Gurion at his childhood home). Memphis Jewish Federation’s Lemksy Endowment Fund provided him with a Teen Israel Experience grant to help…

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News

JDC: Federation’s Trusted Ally Making a Difference in Ukraine

With every new image or story from the front lines in Ukraine, many of us experience the same frustrating mental loop- the conflicting combination of wanting desperately to help while at the same time feeling powerless. How can a single person, thousands of miles away from the war, make a…

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