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The Israel at 70 Gala Event will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Temple El Emeth. This event, the conclusion of a year-long celebration of Israel, will feature the traveling show, “The Wandering Israeli.” Based on a true story, “The Wandering Israeli,” with its special mix of theater, storytelling, live music and a refreshing dose of humor brings to stage an unforgettable Israeli adventure. This Israeli theatrical-musical production brings to stage the unseen sides of modern-day Israeli culture. The cost is $48 per person, which includes a full Israeli dinner. Contact Nancy Sentelik at email@example.com or 330.746.3250 ext. 108 or click image to register. Babysitting is available, but reservations are required.
The Federation Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner will be at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Jewish Community Center. Josh Block, CEO & President of the Israel Project, will be the keynote speaker. Nominees to the Youngstown Area Jewish Community Board to be elected at the meeting are: Term Ending 2019: Dr. Nancy Wagner: Terms Ending 2021: Atty. Peter Grinstein, Atty. Robert Lev, Atty. Alan R. Kretzer, Richard Marlin and Gerald Peskin. Click image for more information.
A special author event featuring Renate Frydman will be at noon Wednesday, May 23 at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. Frydman is the author of “Anschel’s Story: Determined to Survive," which tells the story of her late-husband’s survival in Nazi-occupied Poland. The author will sign and sell books. The event, which is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County Literary Society, is free but reservations are required. A light lunch will be served. Call 330-740-6086 to reserve a spot.
To meet the challenges of declining demographics and of shifting needs of the community, the lay leaders and professional staff of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation began a strategic planning process in February 2016 to better position the Federation to provide leadership and direction for future generations of the regional Jewish community. Click the image to link to the Strategic Action Plan.