This week KJA brings you three great opportunities to learn about ourselves, our community and Israel. Tonight, you can enjoy a lecture on acupuncture from Dr. Diana Sarkar. Wednesday night is your opportunity to learn and share your vision of dealing with homelessness with Compassion Knoxville.
Last week, President Obama shared his vision for an Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution based on the pre-1967 boundaries with agreed upon land swaps. At the AIPAC Policy Conference, he expanded his comments http://www.aipac.org/PC/webPlayer/2011-sunday-obama.asp The topics of peace and boundaries are in the news and in our daily conversations. KJA is happy to be able to provide some "from-the-scene" information on this topic.
The current issue of Ha'Kol features an article about a UT Art School project with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The project was funded through a grant made by members of our community, some of which came through the Knoxville Jewish Community Family of Funds. The story is highlighted here in a UT magazine http://www.higherground.utk.edu/2011/05/art-grad-students-collaborate-with-holocaust-museum-on-citizen-history-project/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Higher+Ground+spring+2011&utm_content=Higher+Ground+spring+2011+CID_cb22f783920d11ee9c9e06a73793c0a0&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=Read+more
Last week, President Obama celebrated Jewish American Heritage Month with a reception for Jewish leaders and notables at the White House. This is event was started by President Bush 5 years ago.
This Week's "Below the Calendar" has absolutely nothing to do with Knoxville nor did I ever meet the person eulogized. However, it is worth a quick glance as Jack Mandel is a great example of the success our Jewish community has had in the United States in the last 100 years.
We have more to share on Birthright Israel as Jared Britcher will be attending the program in June.
An orthodox newspaper in Brooklyn edited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out of the instantly iconic photo of President Obama and staff watching the events of the Bin Laden raid. Funny or embarrassing, it's up to you. http://www.thejewishweek.com/blogs/jewish_techs/hasidic_newspaper_photoshops_hillary_clinton_iconic_photo