On the evening of December 2nd, Jews around the world will begin the celebration of Chanukah. This eight-day holiday commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Emperor Antiochus, who forced Jews to worship idols rather than one G-d. Following this defeat came the rededication of Jerusalem’s Temple. Chanukah, in fact, means rededication.
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How can I use my IRA to honor my lifetime of giving?
Allocate all, or part, of your IRA to your favorite organizations with a personalized Legacy plan through the Jewish Community Foundation. This may avoid taxes. Ask them for their 5 Steps to Creating a Legacy booklet to help you with this process.
Linda & Mel Katz, Advocates of Children's Mental Health
When you think of memories that brought joy to your childhood, what would they be?
Would it be the joy of riding your bicycle down a hill as the wind kissed your skin? The feeling of being invincible as you ran around wearing a superhero cape? Or, perhaps making mud pies as you laughed about how dirty you were getting?
Since 1979, the San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) has worked tirelessly to meet their mission of, “excellence in healthcare with respect for custom and tradition.” SDAIHC is committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care for the whole person; body, mind and spirit. The organization has earned trust and loyalty by serving American Indian/Alaskan Native and low-income community members with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a Patient Centered Medical Home and safety net for essential health care and social services. SDAIHC is a key resource experiencing more than 25,000 visits each year at its downtown facility.
From the moment he visited Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) as a kindergarten student to drop off his older brother and sister, Jayden couldn’t wait to get into the program. His older siblings were learning all about college and careers through this after school program. Jayden knew that every student who graduated from this program would be among the first in their families to college, but to him, it just looked super fun! He just needed to wait a few more years to apply in third grade.
Since 1979, the San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) has worked tirelessly to meet their mission of, “excellence in healthcare with respect for custom and tradition.”
For nearly 400 years, Thanksgiving has been a celebration of gathering and community. On this special day, we give thanks to God for the greatest gift of all - the gift of life. This Thanksgiving, and every day, we give thanks for the people we cherish the most. We acknowledge our loved ones, family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and community and show how much we adore and appreciate them. Together, we celebrate our triumphs and moments of joy, and offer unconditional support to those who have suffered grief and loss.