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Carmelle Danneman, 21

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Film and Faith

Film and Faith

05/23/2016 (All day)

When she signed on to be a medical clown at Hadassah Hospital in Israel as part of her seminary’s volunteering requirement, Carmelle Danneman didn’t know that her experience would become the subject of an award-winning film that she produced while a sophomore in college. But it shouldn’t have surprised her, considering she has a long history in the theater — as long as a 21-year-old can have, anyway.

Carmelle Danneman, 21 - Film and Faith

Sara Potler LaHayne, 30

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Dancing like the World’s Watching

Dancing like the World’s Watching

05/23/2016 (All day)

Sara Potler LaHayne, 30 - Dancing like the World’s Watching

Gavriel Savit, 27

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A Multitalented Teller of Tales

A Multitalented Teller of Tales

05/23/2016 (All day)

Gavriel Savit, both a writer and an actor, creates worlds.

As an actor, he has performed on three continents, from New York to Brussels to Tokyo, and just concluded a Broadway run of “Amazing Grace,” in which he played a supporting role. As the author of The New York Times bestselling WWII novel “Anna and the Swallow Man,” he was praised in the Times for his “splendid debut ... masterly storytelling.”

Gavriel Savit, 27 - A Multitalented Teller of Tales

April Baskin, 32

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Recruiting From the Outside In

Recruiting From the Outside In

05/23/2016 (All day)

When April Baskin’s family moved to Sacramento, Calif., and began looking for a new Reform congregation, the first two turned them away. But the third embraced them, and the family dove into synagogue life.

April Baskin, 32 - Recruiting From the Outside In

36 Under 36 2016

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Meet the Millennials Changing the Face of the Jewish Community 

Introducing the Millennials Who Are Changing the Face of the Jewish Community

05/23/2016 (All day)

 

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36 Under 36 2016

Vaccines And Jewish Camps

What parents need to know.

JTA
05/18/2016 (All day)

A ll of a sudden, bottles of hand sanitizer appeared all over,” said Rabbi Jason Miller, looking back at 2009, when the swine flu craze reached Camp Maas, a Jewish summer camp in Ortonville, Michigan.

Campers at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires in Wingdale, N.Y. Uriel Heilman

Battling Zika, At Ground Zero

Brazil’s Jews turn to bug repellent and indoor activities.

JTA
05/18/2016 (All day)

Rio de Janeiro — Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves when she leaves home.

Milena Rozenbrah and her family. Courtesy of the Rozenbrah family

In Flint Crisis, Jews Pitching In

Community has mobilized with corned beef, Dr. Brown’s — and water.

JTA
05/18/2016 (All day)

Steve Low, center, the director of the Flint Jewish Federation, takes a delivery of food from a kosher deli in Indianapolis.

Flint, Mich. — At 86, Jeanne Aaronson is blind and lives alone, but she has seen a lot over the years. She lived in Flint when it was a manufacturing powerhouse, a center of the automotive business and a symbol of American industrial might and ingenuity.

Volunteers loading cases of free water into waiting vehicles at a water distribution center in Flint, Mich., March 5, 2016. JTA

‘Editing’ Genes Could Enable Disease Therapies

Haploid cells will allow researchers to isolate genetic mutations, a Hebrew University scientist says.

Staff Writer
05/18/2016 (All day)

After seven years of searching for human embryonic stem cells that contain only 23 chromosomes, an Israeli researcher is leading an international study that may lead to therapies for such diseases as diabetes, blindness, Tay-Sachs and Fragile X Syndrome, which is an inherited cause of such conditions as autism and intellectual disability.

Dr. Nissim Benvenisty.

A Genetic Disease In The Family

A very personal connection to familial dysautonomia drives a Tel Aviv University scientist’s search for a cure.

Staff Writer
05/18/2016 (All day)

As a child growing up in Argentina, Miguel Weil developed an academic interest in science. At 6, with his brother’s help, he memorized a chart of the human anatomy.

Dr. Miguel Weil, left, is researching a cure for familial dysautonomia, which his son Nir was diagnosed with 25 years ago.
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