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Celebrating the Women of Congregation Agudas Achim
By Rebecca S. Cohen

�Finding Their Voices� exhibit highlights women at CAA.Conservative Judaism offers a varied menu of rituals and prayers, but initially only men were permitted perform all of them. Women who had gone to Hebrew School and learned alongside their brothers could not ascend to the bima, lead services or read from the Torah.

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FallFusion Offers a Night of Fun Featuring Food, Entertainment and Some Surprises
FallFusion 2012 began the countdown to the JCC Maccabi Games in Austin.On Sunday, October 19, the community will come together for FallFusion – a night of great food, live entertainment, and an excellent silent auction all in support of the JCC.

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Texas Fertility Center Partners With JCC To Wipe Out Genetic Disease
By Tonyia Cone

Texas Fertility Center staff conducted genetic testing at the JCC to help eradicate diseases.Recent scientific advances have enabled doctors to eradicate genetic diseases that were once prevalent in various ethnic communities, including Tay-Sachs Disease, a disease more common in those of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage than in other populations.

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Jewish Federation Announces New Men's and Women's Division Leadership Cabinets
Men's Division and Women's DivisionIn preparation for the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin's 2015 Annual Campaign, new leadership for the Men's and Women's Division Cabinets were welcomed in September as they began goal setting and planning for the year ahead.

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Former ECP Mom Joins Fight Against Leukemia After Son's Death
Courtesy: Julie GuillotZach Guillot was just like any other Early Childhood Program (ECP) preschooler on the first day of school.  His mom, Julie, led him reluctantly down the hall to his classroom. 

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JCAA Annual Meeting Elects New Board, Presents Awards and Explores Brand Identity on October 7
By Jay Rubin

Jay RubinThe Jewish Community Association of Austin, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of the Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service and the new Jewish Foundation of Austin & Central Texas, holds an annual meeting each year to elect new at-large directors, to recognize community service and to address key new initiatives.

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Southern and Texas Jewish Historical Societies Host National Conference Together in Austin on Oct 24
By Tonyia Cone

Photos Credit: Tonyia ConeFrom October 24 to 26, two groups that work to preserve Jewish history -- the Texas Jewish Historical Society and the Southern Jewish Historical Society -- are joining forces to give Jewish history enthusiasts and professionals the opportunity to learn about Southern Jews in global contexts.

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