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Jlife Extra May 1, 2024

Cuba Mitzvah Mission
Enjoy the beauty and magic of Cuba and do a mitzvah at the same time. The Cuban Jewish community of about 600, mostly elderly, needs help due to a food shortage in the country.
One-week trips to Havana, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos- $3885 per person. Includes a $500 donation to non-profit JEWISH CUBA CONNECTION to buy and ship food packages to families with children and seniors. Also includes group airfare from Miami, 5-star hotels, most meals, sightseeing, Cuban visa and all transportation.
February trip escorted by Rabbi Elie Spitz, Rabbi emeritus, Congregation B’nai Israel, Tustin. Trip visits Old Havana, Hemingway’s estate, artists’ studios, museums, historic sites, Trinidad, a Unesco World Heritage colonial city, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos.

Friday night services will be held in Havana at the main synagogue Beth Shalom, followed by Shabbat dinner. Contact Escapes Unlimited for more info or to register –
(714) 508-0170, (800) 243-7227.
For more information, please visit https://www.jewishcubaconnection.hfriman.com


CSP Art Event
with Tobi Kahn, live from New York City
Dedicated in honor of Sharna Shachar
Navigating the Spring 2024 NYC Art Scene
A Virtual Gallery Tour

Sunday May 5, 2024

10:00-11:15 AM
PST 1:00-2:15 PM EST
20:00-21:15 Israel Time
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Israel Solidarity Concert
Four Cantors along with a band of Four Talented Musicians, the CBI Community Choir, the CBI Youth Choir, and students of Irvine Hebrew Day School perform the Music of Israel, including some of the songs that have meant so much to us since October 7th.
Tickets are $18
and all proceeds go to American Friends of NATAL | Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center

Sunday, May 12
Congregation B’nai Israel
2111 Bryan Avenue
Tustin, 92782
4:00 pm
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Messengers of Memory:
25 Years of the Holocaust Art & Writing Contest
April 17 – July 31, 2024
All are invited to visit the special curated exhibit, Messengers of Memory, highlighting 25 years of prize-winning entries in the Holocaust Art & Writing Contest, co-sponsored by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University and The 1939 Society.

This extraordinary exhibit, including art, prose, poetry, and film, honors Holocaust survivors and celebrates the creativity of students who are their voices to the future – messengers of memory.

In the Burra Family Community Room of the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. Parking available in the Old Towne West Parking Structure, 130 N. Lemon Street.

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