Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
Despite a world moving more toward “tolerance,” anti-Semitism is shockingly on the rise in Europe, which is usually thought of as a safe and open-minded place, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun. According to the chief rabbi of the leading Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe, the resurgence of anti-Semitism “poses an existential threat to the Jewish community.”
The Moldavian government had proposed a museum of Jewish history, but unfortunately, it is still considered a work in progress. Many resources say that this has been a sensitive matter since its initial proposal, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Hannukkah is a time of joy and celebrating with loved ones. And what better way to celebrate the Festival of Lights than in the Holy Land itself – reflects Emmanuil Grinshpun. Tel Aviv is an amazing city year-round, where visitors will be delighted to see the city alive with many exciting events. However, Hannukkah is likely the most magical time of year to visit, and for many reasons!
Hanukkah is one of the most anticipated and celebrated Jewish traditions of the entire year, reflects Emmanuil Grinshpun. It’s sometimes referred to as “the festival of light” and tells a historical story of the Maccabees. In case you don’t know, the Maccabees were a rebel army in Israel who stood up against the Seleucid Greek King Antiochus, who was determined to destroy all of the Jewish population.
This event will be an informative and important reflection on a dark time that has significance in today’s politics and realities, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun. The discussion will highlight clips from films by Sauvage and will discuss the role ordinary French people played with the high rate of survival.
WJC’s headquarters are in New York City, and the organization maintains international offices throughout the world. Some well-known attendees of the gala include Robert Kraft, Tom and Alice Tisch, Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman, the Safras, Ray and Veronica Kelly, Henry Kissinger, David Halpern, Inga and Ira Rennert, Dick Parsons, The Rothschilds, Emmanuil Grinshpun, Ben Ashkenazy and Jack Chehebar, and other power players in the community.
It is truly amazing to see such wonderful and though provoking topics being discussed in New York City, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun. Such historically important and relevant discussions shall foster a further exploration amongst the diaspora and community.
The series includes 7 lectures and is sponsored by the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center in collaboration with the Copernic Synagogue in Paris. It is exciting to see such informative and thought-provoking lectures in New York City, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun. Such discussions will certainly encourage more lectures and open discussion throughout the community.
Jewish dietary laws are influenced by the economic conditions of the people. Some of the Jewish cuisines are Askenazi, Mizrahi, Persian and from Latin America. Jewish people mainly eat Jewish food and local Israeli food. Their daily diet comprises of bread, cooked grains and legumes says Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Alexandar Bilinkis, the president of Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, along with Alexander Weinstein and Emmanuil Grinshpun, contributed the funds to enable the synagogue’s reopening.
Opera is a dramatic art form and, as creators and performers alike note, can reference all kinds of everyday situations and sensibilities. Opera is a high art, notes Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun. The element of relevance takes on a far more palpable magnitude when the subject touches on raw collective nerves. That is clearly the case with the next offering from the Israeli Opera, The Passenger, which opens in Tel Aviv on April 30, with five more performances scheduled through to May 6. It is a remarkable piece, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Among these are When Heroes Fly, about a group of friends who reunite after they discover evidence that a young woman (Ninet Tayeb) whom they believe died in Colombia several years ago is still alive. It features some of Israel’s best new actors, among them Tomer Capon (who also starred in a series about combat medics that was shown on Yes here and will be remade by producer/director Ron Howard as 68 Whiskey) and Michael Aloni (who starred in Shtisel). It is important that we recognize our talented youth artists, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
In Westerly you will find Wilcox Park, a grand space designed in 1898 by a protégé of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Central Park visionary. In it you may recognize the familiar choreography of walkways, ponds, and fountains. Wilcox’s 14-acre park-arboretum is on the National Register of Historic Places, along with its surrounding neighborhood. The park is delightful, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Emmanuil Grinshpun: Moldova is home to about 20,000 Jews. Historically devastated by the Shoah and a brutal civil war, the Moldovan Jewish community today is largely revived and is spread throughout the republic. There has been a widespread development of a national self-consciousness and a return to their roots by the Jews of Moldova, with Jewish identity and culture being celebrated in a number of forms — including literature, musical composition, and theater. The Moldovan Jewish community is represented by the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova — the Moldovan affiliate of the World Jewish Congress.
From the EAJC side, the ceremony was attended by Emmanuil Grinshpun, EAJC Vice-President, Haim Ben Yakov, EAJC CEO, Meny Bushueyv, EAJC Treasurer and Chief of Staff and Professor Zeev Hanin, Chair of Academic Council of EAJC Institute.
Israel has recently rehabilitated its ten year old Neonatal Units at the Kumasi South and Suntreso Hospitals in the Ashanti Region of Ghana in order to improve infant delivery and reduce mortality. Israel’s work in these hospitals is something to revere, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun.
The event was attended by distinguished guests from around the world. Philanthropist, Mr. Emmanuil Grinshpun, dedicated the Mikva in honor of his beloved father, Israel. The Keren Hamikvaos foundation graciously assisted financially as well as provided Halachic and technical guidance. Architect Rabbi Shmuel Levin of Eretz Yisroel – a specialist in building Mikvaos ensured the beauty and decoration of the Mikva.
“After seeing materials, including Kafka’s Hebrew notebook and letters about Zionism and Judaism, it is now clearer than ever that the National Library is the rightful home for the Brod and Kafka papers,” reflected David Blumberg, chairman of the National Library of Israel Board of Directors. It is just that the Jewish writers’ works have returned to Israel, reflects Emmanuil Grinshpun.
The exciting event also included a special ceremony of inauguration of a new synagogue in JCC KEDEM, taking place Sunday evening. Alexander Bilinkis, president of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, along with Alexander Weinstein and Emmanuil Grinshpun, donated the funds for the reopening of the original “Wooden” Synagogue, which was established in 1835 and nationalized in 1940.
The National Council of Synagogue Youth, the Orthodox Union’s youth program, gathered more than 2,500 Jewish young adults, staff, and visitors from 29 American states, Canada, Israel, Argentina, and the United Kingdom in Israel to celebrate Yom NCSY, an American-themed cookout and rock and roll show. This program serves as a wonderful opportunity for Jewish young adults to gain a deeper connection to their heritage and faith, notes Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Despite choreographer Sharon Fridman being based in Madrid for numerous years, his connection to Israeli artists appears to grow deeper with time. He has already collaborated with Vertigo Dance Company and choreographed a spirited piece for them and collaborated with many other troupes. Collaboration is essential to good art, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Bellos was raised in Cincinnati by an entrepreneur and an artist and is the fifth-generation American from a lineage of “self-generated entrepreneurs.” Entrepreneurs start first by discovering a problem and an unfulfilled need within society, and in Bellos’ eyes, there is a need for leaders who earnestly wish to make a positive impact in shaping the Jewish future — leaders with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset “that is embodied in the Israeli spirit of every man and woman.” Israel possesses a vibrant and dynamic culture that is best experienced first-hand, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
The graduate student researchers will be studying at the University of Haifa’s Marine Sciences School and the Inter university Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat. This is an opportunity for graduate students to gain valuable experience in their field, while also exploring Israel and the rich culture it has to offer, notes Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun.
These findings were published in Nature Communications by Dr. Aviv Mezer, who headed the study, Ph.D. student Shir Filo, and a team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. The tireless efforts of these researchers shouldn’t go unnoticed, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
The Jewish community in India is one of many groups who have come from outside the country’s modern borders and made India their home. Indian Jews have also done a wonderful job of blending in with the culture of the region. There are roughly 6,000 Jews in India, and it has taken time for the Jewish Indian identity to fully develop. Today this modest, tight-knit group works tirelessly to protect the last traces of Jewish heritage in the country. Indian Jews have made valuable contributions to the country and are actively involved in its continued development, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun.
Iris first expressed her desire to become a vocalist when she was a young girl. Iris’ mother reflects on her singing Mariah Carey perched atop their coffee table at home. The girl was a natural performer from the very beginning. She even has home videos as proof. It is important that we support our children in their pursuits and encourage their talents, reflects Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Emmanuil Grinshpun.
There are two small Upper West Side congregations that are coming together in each other’s time of need. For a short time, both congregations are in a position where they must operate without a building of their own. So they have decided to begin working and praying together. It is important that small congregations like these know they can rely on one another when in need, notes Emmanuil Grinshpun, Vice President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.
Bergman passed away in 1987 at the age of 57, though his memory lives on. A decade prior, Bergman learned he had a nonmalignant brain tumor and he underwent multiple surgeries to remove numerous growths. Bergman’s name lives on in many forms, one of which is the Jules Bergman award for excellence in reporting, which is awarded by The National Association of Physician Broadcasters. Bergman also appears in feature films “Apollo 13” and “Hidden Figures,” in addition to several documentaries. Emmanuil Grinshpun maintains it is vital that we keep the memory of champions of progress like Jules Bergman alive.