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11:00 AM EDT

Rediscover & Relocate -- Aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh
Hear from those who have made a successful transition!

Presented by: Marc Rosenberg, Vice President for Diaspora Partnerships, Nefesh B’Nefesh

Marc Rosenberg will moderate a discussion with Rock and Hillel Davis, who made Aliyah in 2011 from Oceanside, Long Island to Jerusalem (Mercaz Ha’ir) and Cookie and Sheldon Schaffel who made Aliyah in 2018 from Skokie, Illinois to the North Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem.

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11:00 AM EDT


Presented by: Lauren Elreda MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Weill Cornell Medicine | NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Elrada is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine who completed her residency and internship at New York Presbyterian, Queens, and completed her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Elreda was named Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Medical Oncology. She specializes in solid tumor oncology, focusing predominantly on breast and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Key Points:
-Overview of breast cancer
-Summary of different types of breast cancer
-Future therapies

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How has SPIRIT helped you? Do you have any personal stories about how SPIRIT has helped you cope with the Pandemic? Perhaps you re-connected with a friend you saw on Zoom. Maybe you learned something that was very helpful to you?

Please let us know. . . We would like to include them in the OU’s Impact Report that will be published shortly. Please respond to with any reflections that we can publish with your name.

LOOKING AHEAD to November programming – Kristalnacht and Veteran’s Day are opportunities for SPIRIT participants to tell their stories. If you are a Holocaust survivor, a child of a Holocaust survivor, or a Veteran of any branch of the military and would like to participate as a presenter, please complete the following form:

SPIRIT SURVEY- SPIRIT participants have been asked to participate in a short survey –the survey will be closing in a few days. Please check your past emails for the SURVEY. We would appreciate it if you would answer the questions. Your comments will help us improve the program.

Thank You! ​

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Checks can be made payable to: ORTHODOX UNION (with a memo indicating the SPIRIT retiree program) and sent to ORTHODOX UNION, 11 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.


Enjoy past programs on-demand at your convenience!

Partnering Synagogues:

Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL)

Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)

Young Israel of Stamford (CT)

Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)

Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT)

Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)

B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA)

Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)

Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH)

Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)

Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA)

Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)

Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE)

Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)

Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA)

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)

Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL)

Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)

Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN)

Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)

Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY)

East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)

Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT)

Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)

Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD)

Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)

Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)

United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX)

Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)

Young Israel of Brookline (MA)

Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)

Young Israel of East Brunswick (NJ)

Young Israel of Elkins Park (PA)

Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale (FL)

Young Israel of Hillcrest (NY)

Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY)

Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)

Young Israel of Southfield (MI)

Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY)

Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)

For all questions or to become a Partnering Synagogue, please contact Rebbetzin Judi Steinig,

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