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What’s New and What’s Leaving the JFed Film Library

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Welcome to your official look at what's coming (and going) to the Jewish Federation Film Library in September!  You could own the movies that are leaving for only $5.00 a film! What's Coming Check out NEW [...]

Defying the Nazis – The Sharps’ War airs September 20 at 9pm

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A message from Mark Silverberg, Jewish Federation NEPA Executive Director Over the weekend, David Fallk, our CRC Chairman, brought to my attention a documentary titled "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War " that will be [...]

2017 UJA Opening Event Film Festival a Success

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Always looking for new and innovative programming to keep our Federation in sync with larger Federations in the U.S., the Federation’s 2017 UJA Campaign opened in partnership with the University of Scranton’s Department of Theology [...]

Kristallnacht Event: Chris Nicola Presents No Place On Earth Film at JCC

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Join the Jewish Federation in the JCC Linder Room on November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm in observance of Kristallnacht for the screening of No Place On Earth and discussion with caving enthusiast and contributor to the book The Secret [...]

Electric City Escape Room Event

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Grab some friends for a fun and challenging night out on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm! What is the Electric City Escape Room? A physical adventure game where players are locked in a room and [...]

How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on ensia.com on July 19, 2016 Author Rowan Jacobsen@rowanjacobsen specializing in food, sustainability and natural systems Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields [...]

Glamorizing Hitler

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on aish.com on July 30, 2016 The New York Times recently highlighted a growing trend worldwide: the use of Hitler in advertising, using the Nazi leader to lend prestige to products from selling shampoo in [...]

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Shaming Arab Women to be Martyrs

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published by aish.com July 16, 2017 The recently appointed head of Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency gave his first presentation on Tuesday to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset. As [...]

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Mourning the Loss of Elie Wiesel

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally published by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum deeply mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, and international leader of the Holocaust remembrance movement. In [...]

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Jewish Federation of NEPA Brings Film Festival to Scranton

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites NEPA community members to attend its debut Film Festival, scheduled to screen at the Moskovitz Theater in DeNaples Center at The University of Scranton on Sunday, August 28, [...]

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‘Poisoning’ Accusations are a Palestinian Tradition

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Originally Posted on June 24, 2016 by Rafael Medoff/JNS.org The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (pictured) once claimed that Israel was carrying out “mass poisoning” of Arab girls in order to render them sterile, and [...]

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