Blogs from the Greensboro Jewish Federation

Safety Net for Flooded Holocaust Survivors: When Cherished Photos are Lost

Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on the streets around her house made it impossible for rescuers to reach her.

“I would have put on my …

Monday, September 5, 2017

Yolanda Hairston [former UNCG Hillel Director] greets Robert and Shira Chandler as they arrive at Ben Gurion airport in Israel.

Yolanda wrote, "Tomorrow marks 11 years since I made aliyah, and it means so much to me that my Greensboro community, my extended family, makes it a priority to…

Sunday, September 4, 2017

Photo and story by Ivan Saul Cutler

This morning a delegation from Greensboro's Jewish Federation embarked upon an intense week's journey to Israel.

Rabbi Fred Guttman provided a contextual-historical send-off blessing, declaring the mission participants represent the hopes, dreams, an…

Getting Ready for the Mission to Israel

September 4th seems so far away, and yet it is this coming Monday. Only four days away, and it feels like there is an insurmountable amount of loose ends to wrap up before Kendra and I leave for Israel on the 2017 GJF Mission.

I have to finish assembling a leadership team for this year’…

Be the Jewish Community You Want To See

Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline.

It’s not easy being Jewish in Italy today. But that just makes Joseph and Sharon work even harder to show their pride in their Jewish and Italian heritage, pride they developed at Liceo Renzo Levi, Federation partner World ORT…