Daily Archives: December 28, 2017

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Jewish Film Festivals carry on tradition

From the early days of Hollywood, films involving Jewish themes have been an integral part of the movie business. The first feature-length Hollywood “talkie” film, where both music and dialogue were on the filmstrip itself, was the 1927 film “The Jazz Singer.” The movie depicted a young man struggling over his decision between the stage…

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Online seminary aids women’s continuing study

CyberSem grew out of Dr. Chavi Goldberg’s belief that all Jewish women should have access to continuing Torah study and the realization that with today’s technology you can do almost anything – except go to seminary. CyberSem offers women interactive online semester courses as well as self-paced video courses. The winter semester for digital classroom…

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Tremayne Smith: Atypical advocate for Israel

Tremayne Smith has become a very outspoken advocate for Israel lately. His passion for American-Israeli relations from a political perspective began in college at East Carolina University, where he was the student body president. It came alive for him when he participated in Jewish National Fund’s Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission in January of…

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