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  The OU Israel Center, the Orthodox Union’s Jerusalem headquarters, has long been known as an epicenter for high caliber Torah learning, quality tiyulim and exceptional social events for Jerusalem’s Anglo community. In recent years, these outstanding programs have been for many among Jerusalem’s anglo community a bit of an unknown, particularly among young professional…

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Written by: Rabbi Sam Shor The Israel Center, the Orthodox Union’s Jerusalem headquarters, has long been known as an epicenter for high caliber Torah learning, quality tiyulim and exceptional social events for Jerusalem’s Anglo community. In recent years, these outstanding programs have been for many among Jerusalem’s anglo community a bit of an unknown, particularly…

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 Chanuka Celebration with  JCHAT-The Jerusalem Community Hub for Anglos and Torah-The new young professionals’ division of OU Israel-this event is for English speaking adults (ages 25-45) Wednesday December 28 *Doors Open at 7:30 pm for Cocktails featuring a Vodka and Latke Bar *Community Candle-lighting, Divrei Torah from Rabbi Sam Shor *Featuring live music with the…

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Tuesday, December 27, 12:30- 2:30 pm Chanukah Musical Celebration at the OU Israel Center Featuring  Live Klezmer music headed by Bernie Marinbach & Band Bernie Marinbach and his Klezmer ensemble perform at the annual Klezmer festival in Tzfat, where they were awarded first prize as the best klezmer ensemble. He appears with the violinist Gregory…

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The OU Israel Center is excited to share the launch of :JCHAT   JCHAT (the Jerusalem Community Hub for Anglos and Torah) is the OU Israel Center’s new young Anglo professionals community providing Chizuk, Shiurim, social events and rabbinic mentorship and guidance. We are focused on building and growing this community to be a vital community…

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Lech Lecha – No-Adjective Avram written by Sharon Katz I remember learning many years ago from my beloved Torah teacher Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, o’h, that Abraham entered the world quietly, sans fanfare. “Hashem said to Avram, ‘Lech lecha’ (go for yourself)”. (Genesis 12:1) That’s it. Not, Hashem said to His faithful servant, Hashem spoke to…

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