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The Federation Main Event: Jewish comedian Modi to take the JCC stage

By Carl Zebrowski
Modi has done his standup routine on the Big Three TV networks, HBO and Comedy Central and across the United States and the globe. But the comedian the New York Times called “the next Jackie Mason” still likes playing to Jewish audiences. 
“I’m so…

Antisemitism expert to speak at Women's Philanthropy Spring Event

Antisemitism expert Stephanie Hausner will speak at the Women’s Philanthropy Dollar-a-Day Spring Event at Temple Beth El on March 30.
Chief operating officer of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Hausner will talk to the Jewish Federation of the Lehig…

Healthcare burnout: 3 doctors to give Maimonides Society their views

By Carl Zebrowski
When Dr. Zach Goldsmith took over as president of the Jewish Federation’s Maimonides Society, he said he wanted to expand the membership of the organization of healthcare professionals. 
“It is my personal mission to increase Federation engagement …

Dr. Michael Ufberg's legacy lives on through memorial ambucycle

After decades of devotion and contribution to our community, our beloved Dr. Michael Ufberg z”l passed away on June 12, 2021. Nine months later, more than two dozen members of our community, including Mickey’s wife, Eileen, and their five children, traveled to Israel and donated an ambuc…

Our first antisemitism summit: Lawmakers, experts to gather with community

By Aaron Gorodzinsky
Director of Campaign and Security Planning
It’s not an underestimation to say that every single member of our Jewish community is more concerned than ever about antisemitism and finding solutions that will ensure that our community feels safe and supported. Peopl…