June 7, 2010

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Number 59
June 7, 2010
Sivan 25, 5770
Reuven Hazan

Reuven Hazan is a professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  His expertise is in historical and current analysis of Israeli politics, particularly putting into context the developments that are in the headlines.

Due to his expertise he is a commentator for CNN, FOX, BBC, and NPR, among others.  He has been quoted in magazines such as Time and Newsweek, and in newspapers across the country from the Los Angeles Times to the Boston Globe.

Look for your invitation on the mail or call (845) 471-9811 for more information.
  The March for Israel originally intended to just show a general support of the Jewish community for Israel took a different meaning in light of the anti-Israel activism that surrounded the Mavi Marmara flotilla. Over 100 people defied the rain and heat to express support for the Jewish State; because we are one with them; because we are family. Common Israelis present their case with humor (see video) Next week, see the video of the local march for Israel

Rhinebeck area group preparing another program

On June 13th, starting at 2 PM, Jewish residents of the Rhinebeck-Red Hook area are preparing another program as an opportunity to meet other area Jewish neighbors. Bike Ride and Picnic coming!! - For more information,
see the poster or contact Mark Neustadt

Jewish Federation New Website

You can now register online for Mitzvah Day, learn about Federation, pledge for the Campaign or pay your pledge. You can check news from Israel and the Jewish world and learn about our programs. While we are still populating the content and some pages are still empty, we continue to work to complete the website, and we welcome your input. Visit the website at http://www.jewishdutchess.org and send us your feedback

"E-Ring" (Employment Related Information and Networking Group) provides information, opportunities for networking, and emotional
support to those engaged in the job-seeking process.  It is open to
all, free of charge, and provides speakers from local organization on
topics related to job-seeking and training. The next meeting will take
place on Friday, June 18th at 1 p.m. at the JCCDC. Employers' Relation Coordinator for Vassar College, Susan Smith, will do a workshop on Interviewing Skills. The meeting for July meeting will take place on Friday, July 23 at 1.p.m. For further information, please contact Linda Tafapolsky, Psy.D., Director of Jewish Family Services at 845-471-9817 or

E-Ring is a program of Jewish Family Services, a division of the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

Israeli scientists have isolated a strain of microalgae which produces large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids that could be used to reduce blood pressure, chronic inflammation and blood cholesterol level, lowering the risk of heart attacks.

The researchers from Beersheba's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) discovered that the algal mutant, a microscopic algae found in freshwater, is capable of accumulating up to 15 percent (dry weight) of a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), called Dihomo-γ-Linolenic Acid, or DGLA for short. They believe the algae is the only known plant source capable of producing such significant amounts of this fatty acid.

The scientists believe their find could have a significant impact on treatment for a range of severe diseases.

"The discovery of the IKG-1 microalgal mutant and its high content of DGLA could impact treatment of life-threatening diseases, such as chronic inflammations, multiple sclerosis and arteriosclerosis," says Dr. Ora Horovitz, vice president of business development for BGN Technologies, the technology transfer and commercialization subsidiary of BGU.

The microalgal laboratory of BIDR specializes in microalgae and has developed a range of products that harness Negev resources like brackish water and abundant sunlight.

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Opportunities for Jewish Activities

Monday, June 7th - JFS Bereavement Group

Monday, June 7th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel

Tuesday, June 8th - Talmud Study at Vassar Temple

Tuesday, June 8th - Interfaith Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 9th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn. 11:30 AM at the JCC

Thursday, June 10th - Prayer and Torah Study in Rhinebeck

Thursday, June 10th - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC. Call 471-0430 for more information
Saturday, June 12th - Peter Seeger in Concert with Western Wind at Shir-Chadash  Sunday, June 13th - Jewish Health, Jewish Medicine at Temple Beth-El

Sunday June 13th - Too Many Mitzvos? Why is Judaism so nitpicking? Rabbi Becher at Schomre Israel

Sunday, June 13th - Jewish Alliance of Northern Dutchess Bike and Picnic

Monday, June 14th - JFS Bereavement Group

Monday, June 14th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel

Monday, June 14th - Major Gifts Event in support of the 2010 JFDC Community Campaign

Tuesday, June 15th - Talmud Study at Vassar Temple

Wednesday, June 16th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn

Thursday, June 17th - Prayer and Torah Study in Rhinebeck

Thursday, June 17th - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC. Call 471-0430 for more information
Monday, June 21st - JFS Bereavement Group

Monday, June 21st - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel

Tuesday, June 22nd - Talmud Study at Vassar Temple

Tuesday, June 22nd - JFDC Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 23rd - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn

Thursday, June 24th - Prayer and Torah Study in Rhinebeck

Thursday, June 24th - Yiddish Group at the JCCDC

Monday, June 28th - JFS Bereavement Group

Monday, June 28th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel

Tuesday, June 29th - Talmud Study at Vassar Temple

Tuesday, June 29th - Vassar Sisterhood Book Club

Wednesday, June 30th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn
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