June 2011 Newsletter (5771:10)

Pentecost in New York
June 1, 2011

This month marks the observance of Pentecost on both Jewish and Christian calendars. June also kicks off the New York Summer Witnessing Campaign on our Jews for Jesus calendar. I’ve been thinking about these events, and seeing Pentecost as a terrific context for our upcoming campaign. The story of Pentecost told in Acts 2 opens…

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Jews for Jesus in Washington, D.C.

The beginning of our work in Washington, D.C. can be traced back in 1978, when Efraim and Jeannie Goldstein were finishing up their theological training in the area. It wasn’t until 1989 that we established an official branch, under Bob Mendelsohn’s leadership, and we’ve had a presence there ever since. The D.C. area is home…

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Moishe’s Musings on Community
Author: Moishe Rosen

Editor’s note: Thanks to those of you who have written in asking that we continue to publish Moishe’s Musings. We are celebrating Shavuot, (Pentecost) this month, and one of the themes of Pentecost is community. The following are extracts on community from some of Moishe’s leadership lessons. Community involves commitment. It touches every aspect of…

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Bits from the Branches

Sydney Rahel Landrum reports, A Jewish person arrives at a Shavuot party and sees his rabbi sitting down and biting into a big slice of cheesecake. ‘Rabbi, he asks, why do we eat cheesecake on Shavuot?’ ‘Do you need a reason to eat cheesecake?’ the rabbi replies. “Indeed some things don’t require a reason, but…

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