This Week In Pictures

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Our annual matching campaign was Monday, raising much-needed funds to help fuel outreach, education and inspiration in each of our 5 divisions, serving thousands of individuals and families. The theme was "Together we can!" and we did it - together! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal and we can't wait to put all this hard work to great use!

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The Taxi Driver’s Surprise

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A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped inches from a shop window. For a second, everything was quiet in the cab. Then the driver said, "Look, mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the living daylights out of me!"

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Sharing our stories through food: Deviled Eggs

Every thanksgiving, we used to have our family come over and we all cooked together. My uncle was in charge of the deviled eggs. One day, out of all 3 kids, he chose me to help. I was close to 7 years old at the time and he had me add in the ingredients, help mix, and pipe the eggs, which was a mess then but I have gotten much better at it...

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Weekly Insights from Ellyn Hutt

We did it before, so we can do it again. The Jewish people worked together during the 40 years in the desert to build the Mishkan, the portable sanctuary, that accompanied them during their journey and that came with them into the Land of Israel and stood for over 400 years here. (Those who have been to Shiloh will remember this.) 

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All for the Boss

Perhaps one of the most embarrassing episodes in the history of our nation is that of the Golden Calf. Rashi explains that Moshe told the people that he was going to be gone for 40 days. However, they misunderstood how to count the 40 days and they included the day that he left. Since they were off by a day they expected Moshe to return one day earlier and when he didn’t they were terrified that they had lost their leader.

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