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Emor 5774 - May 2nd 2014
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Friday 2nd May 2014

Shabbat Times for London: May 2nd - May 3rd Begins: 20:11 Ends: 21:21

Yom Hazikaron & Yom Ha'atzmaut 
On Monday and Tuesday we will feel both extremes of emotion as we commemorate Yom Hazikaron (Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism) and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s birthday). There are many Yom Hazikaron services and Yom Ha’atzmaut events taking place across The US. To see what’s planned in your community visit our events system.

An audience with Tzipi Livni, 15th May 
In that vein, we have a special offer for our members for JNF UK’s audience with Tzipi Livni, Israel’s Minister of Justice and Chief Negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The first 10 people to book through this link will be refunded the cost of their tickets.

There is also a young professional’s discount price of £20 for anyone under the age of 35. If you qualify for this special price, call the JNF office on 020 8732 6100 and quote ‘young professionals’ for your discount.

Tribe Lag Ba’Omer Trips 
This year Tribe are taking school Years 5 and 6 to Chessington and Years 7-10 to Alton Towers for Lag Ba’Omer. To book your child’s place now, click on the links above.

Women’s View 
This week sees the return of Women’s View with its variety of articles, recipe and book review. This month our three features relate to medicine, albeit in different formats – healing for the soultesting for faulty genes, and deciding when and who to take your young child to see when they are ill.

There are still a few places left at the annual US Women's Dinner, where a senior female Israeli VIP will be guest speaking on the theme of education. For more information email or book here.

Community Screening for Jewish Genetic Disorders: 11th May at Finchley Synagogue 
1 in 5 Ashkenazi Jews are carriers of a Jewish genetic disorder. A simple blood test can identify if you are at increased risk of having an affected child. Screening covering 9 severe Jewish genetic disorders including Tay-Sachs, is now available.

There will be a community screening at Finchley Synagogue on Sunday 11th May. For more information and to register visit

Last Chance Saloon 
The US Member Survey will be closing next week so if you haven’t already completed it, please do so soon. Today’s email containing your unique link will be the last that will be sent out but if you haven’t received one, check your junk-mail or email to get your unique survey link.

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom.

The You & US Team


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News & Views:

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We Believe in Israel essay 3: Israeli Democracy and Politics

Barnet Yom Hashoah Memorial Service

Watford Yom Hashoah Memorial Service 

Living, Learning & Caring:

A Post-Pesach Thank You from US Chesed

Daf Hashavua articles

Tribe Spark 2 Emor 5774 

What's Going on Across The US: 

For all events that are happening across the US, please visit our new events system.