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Monday, March 26, 2012

03/26/12 Temple Sholom Leaves Greenwich And Goes On A Cuba Mission - June 28 - July 1 - Meet the Jews of Cuba and Bring Crucial Supplies

Join Rabbi Mitch & Temple Sholom
on an Important Mission
June 28 - July 1, 2012

Limited Availability - Only 30 participants can go.
Jewish Cuba: A Spiritual, Historical and Cultural Journey.

In a country once home to as many as 15,000 Jews, Cuba's Jewish population is now down to an estimated 1,500. But with strong-willed leaders and financial assistance largely from Jews in North and South America, Cuba's Jewish community is hanging on.

Why a Mission to Cuba?

Temple Sholom will team up with The JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) for this mission.

Since 1991, The JDC has helped to provide food and medicine to the Jewish community; organized a non-sectarian medical consultation and training program; and worked to reconnect the community to its Jewish roots through Sunday school classes, study groups, and communal holiday celebrations.

Last year, Rabbi Mitch as well as several Temple Sholom congregants helped to fund the over 400 weekly Shabbat dinners provided to the Jewish Community in Cuba. It is Rabbi Mitch's goal to be able to support this critical program again this year.

Because of missions like ours, the Cuban Jews are able to survive. In addition to our support, we will bring with us much needed supplies, such as over the counter vitamins, and other things we take for granted here in the U.S.

June 28
  • Early morning flight from Miami to Havana
  • Briefing about history of Jewish community in Cuba
  • Afternoon & Evening programming TBD

June 29
  • Visit Jewish cemetery and Holocaust memorial
  • Visit city's Old Jewish Quarter
  • Visit Adath Israel, the traditional synagogue with Cuba's only mikvah and kosher butcher shop
  • Lunch with Jewish youth leaders
  • Tour Patronato synagogue and visit the Community Center, school and pharmacy
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Patronato followed by dinner with the community

June 30
  • Visit the Sephardic Hebrew Center, founded in 1954
  • Walking tour of Old Havana
  • Afternoon to be programmed
  • Havdalah with Jewish community
  • Farewell dinner & evaluation session

July 1

  • Morning to be programmed depending on flight time
  • Return flight to Miami

Rabbi Mitch and a JDC Representative will lead the mission. Price is $4,000 per person, which includes a minimum $1,000 gift to the TS/JDC Shabbat Dinner Initiative. Price also includes R/T air from Miami to Havana, 3 night hotel, meals, guide, bus and driver.
Want More Information?
Contact Rabbi Mitch
(203) 542-7150
Limited Space Available!
Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

03/26/12 The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Nobody Has More Hyper Local Greenwich News Reports, Than Greenwich Roundup. Here are 20 Hyper Local News Stories For Monday March 26th...

  • Rental Market Revs Up in Greenwich 2012-03-26, 03:50 pm
    ... rental properties were available in Fairfield County. Danielle Claroni , a Realtor with New England Land Co. in Greenwich, is not surprised. "The rental market is very, very hot right now," she says, confirming what the Judges discovered. According ...
  • Yale New Haven's Gayle Capozzalo elected chair of American College of Healthcare 2012-03-26, 01:48 pm
    ... integration, performance management and other corporate services of the health system, including Bridgeport and Greenwich Hospitals, and the Northeast Medical Group as well as other clinically-affiliated organizations, including Westerly, Lawrence & ...
  • Can This Upstart Car Company Upend The Electric Vehicle Market? 2012-03-26, 11:58 am
    ... mysterious departure of the high-powered executive, Kevin Czinger, who gave me that test ride at his home in Greenwich, Conn. The company - launched with a strong Goldman Sachs connection - has changed leadership, announced delays and price ...
  • Greenwich's Green Demolitions Partners with Eva's Village 2012-03-25, 03:00 am
    Eva's Village, a New Jersey organization with a mission to "feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide free medical and dental care to the poor," is reportedly partnering with Green Demolitions and Renovation Angel of Greenwich , a donations program which resells high-end kitchen appliances , cabinets and other luxury ... (more)
  • Rich Neighborhood, Poor House 2012-03-23, 03:00 am
    ... in the town park or a separate police department. And just because your new address labels read "Aspen, Colo." or "Greenwich, Conn." doesn't mean you'll make the cut for the country club waiting list or get invited to join the local Junior League. ...
  • Monroe Senior Center talk: Making the final arrangements in advance 2012-03-23, 03:00 am
    ... homes, including 15 in Connecticut. The Leo P. Gallagher & Sons Community Funeral Homes in Monroe, Stamford and Greenwich are part of Dignity. Another senior asked how providers handle deaths that occur while one is on vacation. Chris Farrugia, ...
  • recently made a return to Soho 2011-07-12, 03:00 am
    ... printing. Berrie has also recently ended costly leases on Third Avenue, West 57th Street West 13th Street, and in Greenwich, Connecticut. Tags: 435 broome street , 72 spring street , angelica berrie , greg kim , kate's paperie , stationery story , ...
  • Howard Stern Sidekick Takes On Public Service In Greenwich 2012-03-26, 09:46 am
    Howard Stern 's on-air sidekick and longtime producer is about to complete his first year on the Greenwich board of parks and recreation, having shown what his peers characterized as a keen interest in maximizing the use of town athletic fields, the status of a brownfields project at the Cos Cob power plant site and the languishing renovation of ... (more)
  • Report urges increased focus on transportation 2012-03-26, 08:56 am
    ... the central business district and said there are approximately 2.7 million square feet for possible development on Greenwich, Railroad and Milbank avenues. But if that were to happen, he said, there would need to be an overall plan in place to deal ...
  • Why Entrepreneurs Dona t Care About Money 2012-03-26, 05:34 am
    ... perspective on these differences. As Mr. Schlenker explained in a March 25 interview, "Having worked in buyouts in Greenwich Conn., then buyouts and venture in Europe, now venture in Palo Alto, it is amazing the difference in attitudes I see." As he ...
  • A New Jersey Anti-Poverty Charity Partners with Green Demolitions and Renovation Angel2012-03-26, 04:30 am
    ... is partnering with Green Demolitions and Renovation Angel. Green Demolitions , a donations program established in Greenwich, CT in 2005 with a Super Store in Fairfield, New Jersey recently launched Renovation Angel which combines all the benefits of ...
  • Shakespeare on the Sound to present Romeo and Juliet 2012-03-23, 11:39 am
    ... for the company's 17th season. Shakespeare on the Sound productions are presented "in the park" in the towns of Greenwich and Rowayton, and admission is free of charge. This year's production finds us at a dinner, with a Shakespearean twist. ...
  • Local Irish Come Out for Annual Greenwich Parade 2012-03-26, 02:33 am
    The Westchester Firefighters Pipes and Drums band was one of the early bands to walk down Greenwich Avenue in the Annual St.
  • Police: Tragic Shooting Couldn't Happen in Greenwich 2012-03-26, 02:33 am
    Fairfield Neighborhood Watch volunteer Joan Keane holds up a sign placed on homes to alert everyone of the homeowner's participation in the program.
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: A Little History and a Whole Lot of Progress 2012-03-26, 02:28 am
    ... the structure of the episode with the bookends of crowds of African-Americans, Pete on his commute to and from Greenwich, Conn., plus Megan's big musical number at the center give the episode an even greater sense of heartiness than we've come to ...
  • Police blotter 2012-03-26, 01:19 am
    Greenwich police took Miranda into custody on an active arrest warrant early Thursday morning after Milford police located him while a he was a passenger in a co-worker's vehicle during a motor vehicle stop, police said.
  • Plenty O' Green in Greenwich [VIDEO] 2012-03-25, 11:57 pm
    Legions of folks from the area braved the damp weather to celebrate with the Greenwich Hibernians at the 38th annual St.
  • What's Happening in Greenwich This Week 2012-03-25, 02:20 pm
    GREENWICH, Conn. - Here's a look at events happening around Greenwich this week, including government meetings and community happenings.
  • Howard Stern sidekick takes on public service 2012-03-25, 12:14 pm
    Howard Stern's on-air sidekick and longtime producer is about to complete his first year on the Greenwich board of parks and recreation, having shown what his peers characterized as a keen interest in maximizing the use of town athletic fields, the status of a brownfields project at the Cos Cob power plant site and the languishing renovation of the ... (more)
  • 35 Open Houses in Greenwich on March 25 2012-03-25, 11:20 am
    This week we have 35 open houses, 17 are under $1 million, 6 are between $1 and 2 million, and 11 are over $2 million.

03/26/12 Greenwich Congressman Jim Himes: We need a real, smart budget


Dear Friends,

I'm still new to politics, but I have learned at least one thing: there are very fewContribute cliffhangers on the floor of the House of Representatives. Crafting a fair and thoughtful plan for fiscal responsibility will not happen on the floor of the House. Improving our system of education; developing, at long last, a forward-looking national energy policy; and preserving the basic decency that says no to casting our senior citizens into poverty or withdrawing their access to health care do not simply happen on the floor when the House finally votes on a comprehensive plan.

It happens right now. It happens because you support thoughtful, independently-minded candidates that win and go to Washington. Or you don't, and they lose, and we all get the America described in loving detail by the Republican presidential candidates. A world in which if you're not fortunate, you're on your own. If there's mercury in the air, arsenic in your water, or landmines in your mortgage, sorry, you're on your own.

We need to elect a Congress that will put the nation on a long-term path toward fairness and fiscal responsibility. Can you help with a contribution of $50, $100, $500 or even more?

Last week, Congressman Ryan released the House Republican budget. His budget does three basic things: increases spending on defense and security, cuts taxes for the most fortunate Americans, and devastates Medicaid, Pell Grants, investment in highways and railways, and just about every other non-defense program. You know I use words advisedly, and I chose the word “devastates.” That is not the future most of us envision for ourselves and our kids. It's certainly not the future that American statesmen past, Democrats and Republicans, fought for.

The truth is, this is not about the floor of the House, or even really about what happens on November 6 of this year. It's about what you do now to determine what happens on November 6 and on the floor thereafter.

Will you contribute to help me speak to your friends and neighbors throughout 2012?


03/26/12 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

A News Report About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
East Elm Street repaving on track
Greenwich Post
A planned repaving project on East Elm Street got another go-ahead last week when First Selectman Peter Tesei formally signed a grant release to get money back from the state for the project. The signing was a simple formality since the selectmen had ...

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