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(September 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011


National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Today’s the day to work up a sweat. Join in one of 700 events around the country marking the annual celebration of women’s health and fitness.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/27)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 27 : 01 day to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that on the first two nights of Rosh Hashanah, families and friends customarily gather for a holiday meal?

Traditional foods include apples dipped in honey, round challot, carrots, pomegranates, and dates.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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(September 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Ancestor Appreciation Day

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011


Ancestor Appreciation Day
A day for learning about and honoring your family’s ancestors.

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/26)

Monday, September 26th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 26 : 02 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that there are fewer than 15 million Jews living worldwide, which constitutes 0.2 percent of the world’s population?

The Jewish faith is practiced in 134 out of the world’s 238 countries.

Did you know that there are some six million Jewish people living in Israel, which accounts for approximately 41% of the world Jewish population?

Three out of four citizens of the state of Israel are Jewish.

Did you know that in the United States, where less than 2 percent of the population is Jewish, approximately 5.5 million Jews reside?

Did you know that the next largest Jewish population is in France, where nearly half a million Jews live?

In France, the Jewish community accounts for less than 1 percent of the country’s total population.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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(September 26) This week we’re observing . . .  Banned Book Week

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Banned Book Week (Sept 24 – Oct 01, 2011)
A national observation celebrating the freedom to read.

During the last week of September every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

website: American Library Association

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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/25)

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 25 : 03 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that the Jewish month of Elul immediately precedes Tishrei, the month in which the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall?

The month of Elul is considered a “warming up” period of reflection and repentance, during which special selichot, or forgiveness, services are recited daily.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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(September 25) Today we’re observing . . .  Gold Star Mother’s Day

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
[POSTER] Gold Stars: Remembering the Fallen, Honoring their Survivors by familymwr

Gold Star Mother’s Day
Since World War I, the Gold Star Mothers Club has provided support to mothers that lost sons or daughters while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

On the last Sunday in September, America honors its bereaved mothers in a very special Mother’s Day.

More info: Mother’s Day on the Net: Gold Star Mother’s Day

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