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Differing Abilities: Supporting Lifelong Learning at @CNSBerkeley Thursday, May 14 7-9 pm

Join us for a parent workshop presented by Congregation Netivot Shalom's own Debby Graudenz
Differing Abilities: Supporting Lifelong Learning at Congregation Netivot Shalom Thursday, May 14 7-9 pm
We all learn in different ways. Understanding who our children are, how they learn, and what we as parents can do to support them can help them become avid, successful, lifelong learners.
This workshop is free to all and free childcare is available with prior reservation.
Please RSVP to Lauren at for attendance and childcare requests.
Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of the East Bay, JF Library, Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool and JCC East Bay.

Call Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Kelly Ayotte and Representative Paul Ryan at 202-224-3121 to tell them to support background checks not the corporate gun lobby!

Call Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Kelly Ayotte and Representative Paul Ryan at 202-224-3121 to tell them to support background checks not the corporate gun lobby!

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is headquartered less than three miles from the Sandy Hook Elementary School. According to NSSF news release, "Executives from the nation's firearms and ammunition manufacturers, distributors and leading retailers are in Washington, D.C. this week for the eighth annual congressional "fly-in" sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry.

The executives are meeting with Members of both houses of Congress on such matters as the $42.9 billion national economic impact of the firearms industry, the need to pass the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015, and the important role of the Senate and House in pushing back against an administration that is using executive overreach to pursue a …

Rabbi Tzvi Graetz: Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism

Every year at this time of the month of Iyar, I remember Adi, Nadav, Michael, Johnny, and many others. These are the names of people I knew who fell in defense of our country. They are known as  'Halal' חלל, which is a Hebrew word loaded with meaning. Although this term is already used in biblical Hebrew, in today's Hebrew usage, it  describes the soldiers who have died in the wars, the fatal casualties, the fallen soldiers.
Halal also means space. For example, a 'halal' of a room means the open space of a room, in other words, the part that is not occupied by tangible objects. Thus, 'Halal' is  a way of describing emptiness, a void or a hollow, which is how we feel on this day of Yom Hazikaron - Remembrance Day - when we think of those soldiers who are no longer with us. If we feel this so strongly, imagine how the families of the fallen ones feel today and every day of the year, year after year. They wake up with that void and go to sleep with it, בשכבך ו…

7th/8th Grade Teen (and Parent) Open House at Berkeley Midrasha. The community Jewish Teen Experience!

Coming up at CNS! The Green Prince, Celebrating Robert Alter, Food Stamped, ACCFB, and more!

COMING UP AT CNS! A Film Screening of  "The Green Prince" Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 pm in the CNS library. sponsored by V'Zot Yisrael
This film showing is dedicated to Michael Meltzer z"l who as film series organizer had planned to show this film. 
The Green Prince tells the story of the son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, who becomes a spy for Israel. 
Click here to learn more.
Join Netivot Shalom members at the Alameda County Community Food Bank on Tuesday, May 5, 12:30PM-3:30PM. Register with Daniel in the shul office to sign up! ______________________
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