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In the Community

The Minneapolis Jewish Federation is raising funds to support the people of Israel.  To give, or for more information about Stop the Sirens: Israel Under Fire, go to:https://secure.ujcfederations.org/ft2/form.html?__id=29439
The following organizations in Israel serve families and soldiers in Israel:
Yad Eliezer is sending thousands of gift packs to our soldiers near Gaza.
Yad Ezra v'Shulamit is sending tons of food to Israeli families being attacked by Hamas rockets.
United With Israel is helping to build bomb shelters in Israeli communities under attack.
Thank Israeli Soldiers supports our troops by delivering your personal letter of thanks and a care package of items soldiers need.
Orthodox Union's Israel Emergency Fund directly benefits the citizens of Sderot, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Beit Shemesh, and Ofakim.
The St. Paul JCC's Gallery Walk presents work of the painter Bonnie Heller, as part of its shared exhibit with the Tychman Shapiro Gallery, Or Chadash, A New Light: Unfiltered.  Or Chadash features 25 locally based artists working with the theme of light.  The exhibition runs through July 30.  For more information, call 651-255-4752.
The Torah Academy Gift Store is having a moving sale through July 31.  20% off all in-stock merchandise - Seforim, books, tzitzis, yarmulkes, games (excludes newspapers and magazines).  Sale hours are Thursday, 8:15 - 10:30 pm; Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm; andSunday, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.  Please use any gift certificates you might have.

The 14th annual Twin Cities Jewish Community Conference on Mental Health will be at Temple Israel, Sunday, October 19.  More details later, but you should know about a special invitation to orchestral musicians of all abilities whose lives have been affected by mental illness (either their own or someone they know).  Maestro Ronald Braunstein, whose own life was transformed by bipolar disorder, will conduct a rehearsal and brief performance during the conference.  Auditions are not required, but advance registration is, due to limited space.  Musicians of all ability levels are welcome.  For more information, or to express interest, contact Laurie Kramer, lkramer@minnpost.com, by Aug. 1.  Requests to participate will be accepted in the order received.
Crave sugar early in the day?  Well, you have another place at which to indulge your sweet tooth.  Bogart's Doughnut Co. is now under the supervision on Minnesota Kosher.  Why "early in the day"?  The shop, at 910 West 36th St. (at Bryant Ave. S.), is open only untilnoon.  For more information, go to www.bogartsdoughnutco.com.