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Flames destroyed much of the Brat family house in Israel. When the family returned, they could barely even recognize what used to be their home. The Brats found that they weren't alone or without help as they started to rebuild. Jewish Portland was part of the community there for them. FIND OUT HOW

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  • Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the old world to the new is a new project by celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist Craig Judelman, which explores the songs of their homelands, the journeys of the songs and their singers, and their evolution from raw folk art to the sophisticated and diverse recordings made in 1920’s New York.

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the old world to the new is a new project by celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist Craig Judelman, which explores the songs of their homelands, the journeys of the songs and their singers, and their evolution from raw folk art to the sophisticate...

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the old world to the new is a new project by celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist Craig Judelman, which explores the songs of their homelands, th...

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the old world to the new is a new project by celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American vio...

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the old world to the new is a new project by celebrated Lat...

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the old world to the new is a...

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs from the ...

    Lebedik! Yiddish songs...

  • Earlier this week, I returned home from a conference in Israel with 30 CEOs of similar-sized North American Jewish federations. Amazingly, this was my 50th trip to Israel – what a blessing to have the opportunity to visit so many times!

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    Earlier this week, I returned home from a conference in Israel with 30 CEOs of similar-sized North American Jewish federations. Amazingly, this was my 50th trip to Israel – what a blessing to have the opportunity to visit so many times!

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    Earlier this week, I returned home from a conference in Israel with 30 CEOs of similar-sized North American Jewish federations. Amazingly, this was my 50th trip to Israel – what a blessi...

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    Earlier this week, I returned home from a conference in Israel with 30 CEOs of similar-sized North American Jewish fed...

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