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This Week in KJA
Stephen Rosen, President

 It's not too late to register for the AJCC Golf Tournament this Sunday at Egwani. Please call 690-6343 or e-mail We would love to have you join us.

KJA's Camp Tikkun Olam program began yesterday. Ethan Snow, Gabe Olenik, and Samantha Hull left for Hadera-Eiron Israel with our program director, Melissa Treece. They will be in Hadera for two weeks then return with their new Israeli BFFs (best friends forever) for two more weeks in Knoxville and the southeast. If you would like to meet the Israeli kids and their staff, learn about the program, or just have an enjoyable evening, join us at the AJCC on July 28 for Israel Night.

For a look at another Israel Partnership program, look in This Week's "Below the Calendar."

We have a new supply of books from the Jewish Book Council and they are for sale at $9.00 each. This is a real bargain for newly published books either written by Jewish authors and/or about Jewish interests. We have fiction, non-fiction, and children's books available. KJA is a member of the JBC and gets this benefit along with access to authors who speak at our Jewish Book Month events.    

Congratulations to Arnold Cohen who this week takes the lead as chair of the University of Tennessee's Chancellor's Associates. Arnold is a KJA board member and chair of our Community Relations Committee.

One of our favorite policies at KJA is that when the occasion calls for wine, we only serve Israeli vintages. Here is a recommended list we picked up courtesy of Hadassah and the Consul General's website

Mark your calendars for our Meet the Mayoral Candidates event on Sunday July 17 at 1:30 p.m. This is your chance to get to know the people running for Mayor of 


 As we try to guess which way Egyptian politics will develop, it will be interesting to keep an eye on the fate of Ilan Grapel. Mr. Grapel is an Israeli-American law school student at Emory who was in Egypt doing charity work. He is accused of spying for Israel and has been repeatedly interrogated by Egyptian police. 



Milton Collins Day Camp and Camp K'Ton Ton Session 6


Wednesday, July 6  6:30 p.m. AJCC Pool
AJCC Smokin' Salmon swimmers vs Tellico Village


Sunday July 10  8 a.m. Egwani Farms
Annual AJCC Golf Tournament chaired by Irv Russotto...all sponsors and new players are invited!
Wednesday July 13  noon  Rothchilds
Lunch and Then Some (formerly Friendshippers) with music from Old City Buskers (they are really good!)


Sunday July 17  1:30 p.m.  AJCC
Meet the Candidates - forum to meet and greet Knoxville Mayoral Candidates
Sunday July 24  6 p.m.  AJCC Pool
Family Pool Party

The Jewish Agency for Israel, which is supported by Jewish Federations, is hosting a culinary tour of the Jewish state with four world-renowned New Orleans chefs, including TV star John Besh. This week, the chefs will visit Tel Aviv restaurants, prepare meals for Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, hold cooking classes for aspiring Israeli chefs and cater the opening of the boardwalk in Rosh Ha'ayin, New Orleans' sister city. Planned in cooperation with the IDF, Israel's Ministry of Tourism and the Union of Israeli Chefs, the trip is part of the Jewish Agency's Partnership 2000 (P2K) initiative, which connects Jewish communities and Federations with Israeli communities.
Learn more about the Jewish Agency's P2K    

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