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Longtime Austinite Returns from Israel to Assist Renovation of B'nai Abraham Brenham Synagogue
By Tonyia Cone

Tom Schiffour on the B�nai Abraham balcony. Credit: Tonyia ConeAfter living in Israel for four and a half years, Tom Schiffour has returned to Austin for a month to help complete the renovation of the B'nai Abraham Brenham Historic Synagogue.

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Shaliach Alon Kuperberg Keeps Camp Shalom Rockin'
By Tonyia Cone

Alon Kuperberg playing guitar during Camp Shalom.After four and a half years in the Israeli Army in the paratroopers unit and as a combat medic course commander, Alon Kuperberg has turned his attention toward another exciting group of people – children.

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Bipartisan Austin Delegation Navigates Washington Gridlock
White House Eisenhower Executive Office BuildingFifteen Austinites participated in the Austin Bipartisan Mission to Washington, DC last month. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin, with support from the Joseph Krassner Memorial Fund, the two day gathering included site visits and briefings at the White House, Capitol, State Department, Israel Embassy, Hillel International and the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

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Jewish Federation Distributes Flood Relief Contributions to Hays and Houston
Michelle Harper, President/CEO of United Way of Hays County, and Jay Rubin, Shalom Austin CEO.The Jewish Federation of Greater Austin has distributed $15,000 in support of flood relief efforts in Hays County and Houston, the two areas hardest hit by the Memorial Day Weekend storms, including a $7500 check to the United Way of Hays County and a  $7500 check to the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

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To Save a Life: Stem Cell Donor and Recipient Embrace in Austin
By Rebecca S. Cohen

The Waxman family at Mosaic 2015 where Judy received the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Woman of Valor Award."I am Adam," says Judy Waxman with an enigmatic smile. "My cells are all his. My DNA is all his. My blood type changed from O+ to A+ which is his blood type." She laughs, "I have everything but the whiskers."

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