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    Violence in Israel; Lending our Hope

    Dear Friends,   As a way to bring home the tragic violence gripping Israel right now, I’d like to share 4 brief portraits.   One friend, a Conservative rabbi inJerusalem, wrote of a pervasive feeling of dread and issued a plea to his colleagues to hear words of support from the American Jewish community.   Last week, over coffee inNorthamptonwith an Israeli and Palestinian representative of Combatants for Peace, our conversation sputtered as both were constantly checking their smartphones for news, lamenting that it was hard to know what was true and what was not.   Another friend, an American-born rabbi living inJerusalem, wrote on Facebook about his family’s long-term…

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    Strategic Planning

    The strategic planning process is getting into high gear. The minutes of the past meetings are included below.  Your questions, comments, suggestions, ideas are most welcome. Please feel free to contact anyone on the committee and especially me. Norbert Goldfield, President CBI Strategic Planning Committee Penina Glazer – Co-chair Members: Rabbi Justin David, Norbert Goldfield, Ben Cuperman, Mordi Kamel, Carol Katz, Stephanie Silverman, Lauren Weinsier Minutes for June 26, 2013 meeting Minutes for August 27, 2013 meeting Minutes for September 11, 2013 meeting Minutes for October 2, 2013 meeting Notes from Community Meeting – December 18, 2013 Minutes for Jan 30, 2013 meeting Minutes for Mar 27, 2014 meeting Minutes …

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