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Phase one of JCC renovation complete

Phase one of JCC renovation complete

PHASE ONE of the membership improvement project at the Loup JCC, also known as “the J,” has been completed. The $400,000 upgrades provide a new look and feel to the J’s existing fitness center, common areas and lobby.

The upgrades include:

• a new design and color palette (paint, carpeting, fixtures);

• bright, energy-efficient, LED lighting;

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How to set up a field hospital in 12 hours

How to set up a field hospital in 12 hours PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION B PAGE 8 When disaster strikes, Israel’s government, army and aid agencies are among the first to send material and expert assistance, whether it’s earthquakes in Haiti, Turkey and Nepal, tsunamis in Sri Lanka and Japan, a typhoon in the Philippines or other mass disasters in India, Mexico, El-Salvador, Greece, Rwanda, Armenia, Indonesia and New Guinea. If local hospitals are out of commission or overwhelmed, the Israel Defense Forces can get a field hospital...
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A date with Israel's start-up 'shadchan'

A date with Israel's start-up 'shadchan'IN 2003, Jeremy Lustman began working at the Washington, DC metro area’s DLA Piper law firm. Young and motivated, he could have never predicted the market crash that arrived in 2007. By 2009, Lustman had seen many of his colleagues laid off. While he was still gainfully employed, he too had a lot more time on his hands. Rather than sit around and wait for his name to come across the chopping block, Lustman decided to pitch his way to success.
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Israeli wine exports up by 6%

Israeli wine exports up by 6%TEL AVIV — As the Israeli wine industry continues to expand, more international markets are opening up to what Israel’s winemakers have to offer. The 2016 Sommelier Wine Exhibition, organized by the Israel Export Institute (IEI), featured 80 Israeli wineries that displayed their goods in Tel Aviv’s Culture Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The exhibition drew representatives from around the world, with several signing contracts with Israeli wineries.
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Reviving a derelict Tel Aviv neighborhood

Reviving a derelict Tel Aviv neighborhoodTEL AVIV — The teeming blocks around this city’s New Central Bus Station are anything but scenic. Packed with humanity at every hour of the day, they are dizzying monuments to urban blight: equal parts graffiti, chaotic traffic and bustling, black-market commerce. So on a sunny Friday last month, just across the street from the labyrinth-like station — a hulking seven-story monolith where entire floors lay abandoned — it was a surprise to find the gates of a thriving urban garden thrown...
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Interfaith couple files complaint against Illinois hotel owner who refused to host wedding

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Wisconsin couple filed a discrimination charge against an Illinois hotel owner who allegedly refused to host their interfaith wedding because it was not religious. Alexandra Katzman and Jo... [Link]

People keep asking New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz if he’s Jewish

Gabe Friedman Is New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz Jewish? It was a question fans were asking themselves last season during the team’s run to the World Series. Despite his surname, which is a syllable away f... [Link]

French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – A French court of appeals ordered the re-incarceration of a terror suspect who had been released to house arrest while standing trial for the killing of four Jews in 1980. The Paris Court of... [Link]

Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Museum of the Jewish People

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated a new wing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv. The new wing, spanning 25,000 square feet, is one of the products o... [Link]

Prosecutors finish arguments in NJ synagogue firebombing trial

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Prosecutors completed their arguments in the case against one of two New Jersey men accused of vandalizing and firebombing synagogues and a rabbi’s home in 2012. The Associated Pr... [Link]

Israel celebrates US Jewry’s historic contributions to Zionism

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — In an unusual role reversal, Israeli officials paid tribute to American Jewry’s contribution to the State of Israel at a Knesset ceremony. The May 25 ceremony in Jerusalem, the fir... [Link]

Skverer rebbe’s employee accused of secretly filming nude couples at NJ motel

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — An employee of a Rockland County Hasidic grand rebbe has been arrested and charged with secretly taking photos of couples having sex in a New Jersey motel. Nachman Breier, a driver ... [Link]

New lawmaker vows to end Jewish prayer ban on Temple Mount

Julie Wiener (JTA) — At his Knesset swearing-in speech, longtime Temple Mount activist and new Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick called for an end to the ban on Jewish prayer at the Jerusalem compound. Glick, who offi... [Link]

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