Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel's 66th Birthday on May 4, 2014

Come and celebrate with us, Israel's 66th birthday, on May 4, 2014, at the JCC, SLC, at 12:30pm. Lots of fun and food for purchase for young and old.

Women's Philanthropy and Activities

Lunch & Learn with Professor Jacqueline Osherow

 Lunch & Learn has been led by the very energetic, thought provoking and inspirational, Professor Jacqueline Osherow on the discussion of Bible as Literature and how it relates to our contemporary lives. Jacqueline Osherow is a distinguished English professor at the University of Utah and a poet. We've been meeting in different homes and bring potluck dishes per the host's request. Typically, we send out an Evite before the event and ask to RSVP. Friends are Welcome!

 Please contact Ruth Davidson (ruthmdavidson@gmail.com) or our new co-chair Judith Meshorer-Lindsey (jmeshorer@aol.com) to RSVP, get food assignment and be added to the future emailing list.

Click here to view the programs of the Utah Women’s Philanthropy. Next Lunch & Learn meeting will be on May 7, 2014 at 11:00am at the home of Diane Siegel. Future dates are June 11, July 16 and August 6.

RSVP: doren@shalomutah.org



Our next “Guys Night Out” will be on Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:00 PM at the Feldman Deli, Salt Lake City. In addition to good food and conversation, we have scheduled an informative presentation by Art Lipman. Please invite your friends.

Food:             Light dinner will be served
Cost:              $10 at the door – honor system

The goal of the Federation's Men Group is to provide a mechanism for guys to come together in the spirit of community and friendship. It is also our hope that the group be guided by those who participate. RSVP: ashapiro@shalomutah.org

United Jewish Federation Summer Party 2013 

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Israeli Scouts at Temple Har Shalom

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Utah Celebrated Israel 65th Birthday

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Wheeler Farm

We had a joyful celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel's Independence Day: a community picnic lunch, music, balloon art and glitter tattoos, a special program, and other activities.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was a special walk for Israel - "Walk the Land." Along with communities all around the world, we walked and learned together - viewing large murals displaying Israel's numerous contributions to the world. Thank you, Matt Weinstein, for leading the walk; Orit Sommer, Dganit Slovik, Dave Flagler, and Orly Ardon, for the inspiring program; Josh Goldberg for the music; Elad Sommer, Ben Nitka, Fran Lapin, and Haya Gur for help in setting-up and decoration; and to all our volunteers on "Walk the Land."

 See pictures from our celebration

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day


On April 8, 2013 at the JCC, we remembered the victims of the Holocaust, and reinforced the obligation we have to prevent genocide in the world today.

See pictures from our commemoration

United Jewish Federation of Utah Mission to Cuba

We are back and we had a great trip. Warm regards from the Jewish communities in Havana, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos.

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PJ Library -free Jewish books each month to children ages 6 months to 8 years

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