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Fires of the Jewish Spirit

Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also Lag B’Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai....

Remember their names. Know their stories.

We were horrified by the news of a racially motivated shooting in Buffalo over the weekend, and reports of the gunman’s racist and antisemitic manifesto. Our hearts are with the victims and their families, and we mourn with the Buffalo community. #saynotoracism...

Make A Move. A Big Move. 

Are you a Jewish young adult between 20 and 24 years old and looking for opportunities to grow your leadership potential? Apply now for Jewish Changemakers ­— a three-week virtual leadership and networking intensive that will jumpstart your lifelong commitment to...

Celebrate Israel, Celebrate Independence

Celebrate Israel @ 74 Photo Gallery

We Celebrated…

Celebrate Israel @ 74 Photo booth Gallery

What Does Your Canvas Look Like?

Hanoch Piven Art Workshop

Thank You to Our Celebrate Israel @ 74 Sponsors

Celebrate Israel @ 74 - Yom Ha'atzmaut Sponsors Start-Up Nation The Melinda and Meyer Marcus Family  Supporter Marc Ellman Adam and Dana Frank Tony and Robin Furman Randy and Janet Wechter Friend Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest Louis and Laura Alpern...

Israel Unites, Inspires Us to Make an Impact

By Russell F. Robinson, CEO, Jewish National Fund – USA I can remember celebrating Israel’s Independence Day at our JCC on Mardi Gras Drive 35 years ago. We would have an expo with singers, folk dancing, rides, and even stalls selling jars of glistening sand from the...

Remembering Israel’s Fallen – Yom Hazikaron

Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Hostile Acts On Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers, the citizens of Israel commemorate the state's fallen soldiers, whose sacrifice enabled Israel's existence. This day is observed each year on the 4th of...

Planning for the Future

ElPasoConnect (20s through 40s) planning for their future, socializing, getting to know one another and enjoying the views around town. Are you on the list for the next event?

New Stories have been Born…

As we recount ancient stories over our Jewish holidays, let’s also share some recent ones.  Let’s share how over the past year, as we’ve struggled to come out of the pandemic, new stories have been born.  Stories of coming together to care for the most vulnerable...

Food for Thought With Ruth Taber

A fresh and delicious Borderland's Cafe Europa(Seniors 65+)  lunch paired with a stimulating talk with Ruth Taber about aging well. Funded by a grant from The Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso [gallery...

We Are Ukraine

Jewish communities have existed in Ukraine for more than a thousand years. According to the World Jewish Congress, the Jewish community in Ukraine constitutes the third largest Jewish population in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. It was during the massacres...

Annual Meeting

85 Annual Meeting Monday, May 23, 2022 | 6 – 7:30 pm At the home Allison and Jordan Furman Address will be sent upon RSVP Say Thank You to Monika Kimball for her 2 years of service as President Presentation of the Bernard and Florence Schoichet Leadership Award to...

Fleeing Ukraine, Federations & Partners on the Ground – Volunteers Needed

In just three weeks since the fighting began, Jewish Federations have raised more than $27 million for Ukrainian relief efforts. Most of that money has already been allocated by JFNA’s Special Allocations Committee, to Ukrainian relief efforts being undertaken by...

Ukraine Crisis – Update

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) allocated a grand total of $24.5M to meet immediate needs in Ukraine and in surrounding countries, including: Providing housing, clothing, medication, cash assistance, mental health services, security, and transportation for...

Crisis in Ukraine

With the Russian invasion underway and multiple locations under fire, support for the Jewish community is needed urgently

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

We Have Funding Available for Amazing Summer Camp Opportunities Visit  Parent Resources/Summer Camps for details

You Asked…

Jewish El Paso - Connecting El Paso to Las Cruces and beyond... You asked us to become more relevant, investing in Jewish life. And we are... We believe in, and wholeheartedly support, formal and informal Jewish education. We are focusing our resources on our Jewish...

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Kids read PJ Library books monthly

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Campers went to overnight Jewish summer camp (8 for the first time)

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