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Jewish Summers. Jewish Future

Making Summer Camp a Reality Jewish El Paso helped send 19 kids to overnight *Jewish summer camps,5 of whom attended for the first time this summer. And, once again, we supported our local Jewish day camps in El Paso and Las Cruces Jewish camps weave Jewish values,...

We Stand with Israel

Following the unfolding events in Israel, we find it important to share you some relevant materials and information regarding Operation Breaking Dawn shared with us by the Consulate General of Israel in Houston. Attached you will find a background brief about...

Advocating Against Hate…

In the years since the Tree of Life synagogue massacre, we have remained vigilant about enhancing community-wide security and advocating against hate. This year, our work gained new urgency during the 11-day conflict between Israel and Gaza, when anti-Israel sentiment...

Celebrate Tu Ba’av, the Jewish Festival of Love

Tu B'Av marks an informal "high" to counter the "low" of The Three Weeks leading up to Tisha B'Av. Tu B'Av does not have many established religious rituals associated with its celebration. In modern times, it has become a romantic Jewish holiday, even among secular...

We Are El Paso

 Empathy is the awareness of others' feelings. Spread Empathy, We are El Paso. #spreadempathy #stophate

Social & Personal

Mazel Tov – Congratulations to… Drs. Louis and Laura Alpern on the birth of their granddaughter Zoey; parents - Noah and Adrieanne and big sister Lailah Jean Megan Jenny Wechter on graduating from the Master's of Education program at Harvard University; parents -...

Tisha B’Av – A Time of Rememberance & Mourning

Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, "the Ninth of Av,") is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem,...

Marcus Family – Celebrating 101 Years

by Leilainia Marcus from stories shared by Shirleen Askenazi and Hal Marcus The year was 1921. Facing the economic and emotional damages families felt as Syria began to depart from French Rule, the merchant Helfon Marcos decided to create a better life for himself and...

Remember, Reflect, Respond

The El Paso Holocaust Museum - An afternoon of learning how to shred negativity and the importance of remembering the past so it doesn't happen again.  

Vignettes of a Jewish Woman

Borderland's Cafe Europa enjoyed a delicious lunch in Las Cruces and heard Frances William's tale of growing up as Jewish woman. Borderland's Cafe Europa is funded by a grant from The Jewish Community...

Singing with Camp Shamayim

Camp Shamayim – A day of song, dance, and splashing in the pool was awaiting the campers on our visit there. Shabbat Shalom!

Your Gift. Your Impact

  From emerging out of a global pandemic, watching our kids back at camp and back at school, to a war in Ukraine. There have been a lot of emotions....

Your Excellence Drives our Success

Thank you to our Volunteers (List current as of 7-18 and listed alphabetically) Phil and Sally Alkon, Tatiana Avila, Wendy Axelrod, Mike Batkin, Leslie Beckoff, Anne Berkson, Stacy Berry, Logan Berry, Rylee Berry, Michael Blau, Allen and Michelle Blum, Stephanie...

A Colorful Experience

Jewish El Paso attended The Cherry Hill School's Camp Chai where they learned a new dance, learned about Holi, The Festival of Colors or Love, and used chalk and sand to create mandalas as part of their study of the country of Nepal. Next week - Israel! [gallery...

Live & In-Person

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jewish El Paso has been dedicated to keeping the community (El Paso and Las Cruces) connected while separated. The safety of the community has been a top priority for us and yet, at the same time, understanding the  desire to...

Do Good That Goes Everywhere

  With your support you #DoGoodThatGoesEverywhere You build, sustain & secure our Jewish community & institutions. You feed,...

Welcome New Leadership

The 85th Annual Meeting was a night of celebration and enjoyment as we thanked Monika Kimball, welcomed and congratulated incoming President, Debra Kanof, welcomed new board members, and congratulated Dana Frank [gallery link="file" columns="4"...

Determination, Hope & Honor

White Sands Missile Range Luncheon

Two Steppin’ with Borderland’s Cafe Europa

Borderland's Café Europa (Ages 65+) toured the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and had a lesson on two steppin' [gallery...

Shabbat dinner at Sunset with ElPasoConnect

ElPasoConnect (20s through 40s) enjoying evening full of laughs and good times at a Shabbat Dinner. Are you on the list for the next event? [gallery...

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Who We Are

We serve by engaging, connecting, supporting and celebrating Jewish life, values and culture in El Paso – Las Cruces, Israel and beyond.  Learn more.

Thanks to you 

Granted to Jewish Life & Education

Kids Read PJ Library Books Monthly Locally

Campers Went to Overnight Jewish Summer Camp (8 first timers)

Given in Support for Local Jewish Day Camps

News & Newspapers

Connecting with the World