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Aliyah was the cool thing to do in 2010

According to Israeli officials, over 19,000 Jews made Israel their new home in 2010. Over 3,300 of them immigrated from the U.S. Thanks to the law of return and the Jewish Agency, Israel is a place where all Jews can … Continue reading

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San Jose volunteers hours and dollars, but keeps holiday spending low

The Daily Beast tried to call out San Jose as one the 31 “Grinchiest US Cities”, but from a philanthropic mindset, I was quite pleased with San Jose’s results. While other populations hustled and bustled to spend their money on … Continue reading

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If a J-Bowl is in the future- let’s get a Silicon Valley team going!

The JTA posted an article yesterday afternoon on Jewish football teams around the US and their proposal for a best of the  east-west teams playoff, a J-Bowl. Check out the full article here. Maybe we should consider a Silicon Valley … Continue reading

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Seattle bus ad decrying ‘Israeli war crimes’ rejected

(JTA) — Advertisements about “Israeli war crimes” slated to be carried by buses in downtown Seattle have been rejected. On Dec. 24, King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered the Metro Transit system to reject the ad as well as any … Continue reading

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Newest edition of the JCN available online now

Click here to read it today! Will arrive in homes by Friday, January 7. To receive your copy of the JCN, please contact amanda@jvalley.org or call (408) 357-7503. Hot articles in the January issue include: Rabbi Aron celebrates 20 year … Continue reading

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A new breed of giving- microphilanthropists

I just read a very inspiring story on Carlo Garcio, a Chicago blogger that has recently forgone his morning cup of joe in exchange for making the world a better place. While I don’t advocate giving up caffeine (g-d only … Continue reading

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Local Hillel House makes construction headway

Hillel of Silicon Valley began official construction moves yesterday, December 22. Yasher Koach Hillel!

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