A Hanukkah Message

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By Rabbi Rob Lennick, D.Min. Executive Director “Extinguish the Darkness” Hanukkah is a story about the few overcoming the many; a tale of beating the odds; a saga of resistance; a testimony to the indomitable spirit of the Jewish People. When the Syrian Greeks or Seleucids advanced into Israel in the 2nd century BCE, their […]

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Visits New Mexico!

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Shalom Friends, This past week the Jewish community of New Mexico was honored with a visit by the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency, Ron Dermer. Ambassador Dermer spoke to our community in the most passionate and intelligent terms about modern day Israel. Everyone in attendance was truly awed by his cogent and […]

Jewish Math

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Jewish Math By Rob Lennick, D. Min., Executive Director, JFNM On the day I was ordained a rabbi in 1984, Rabbi Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus z”l, the founder of the American Jewish Archives spoke to our class. He said, “I know you will all be judging yourselves and each other by how many people show […]

Message From Executive Director Zach Benjamin

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 Dear Chaverim, The past two years have been an era of transition for the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, and indeed for the broader New Mexico Jewish community.  Thanks to remarkable lay leadership and a community whose foundation is unshakable in the face of adversity, stability has returned to Jewish New Mexico and to the Federation. […]