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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Special Features

 Congresswoman Lowey opened special exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s Jewish background

 Edited by JV – More than 1,000 gathered this weekend for Limmud FSU New York, the biggest event geared towards the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the Tri-State area. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., opened the exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s life and Jewish roots on Friday.

 There are currently an estimated 200,000 Russian Jews in the Tri-State area and 700,000 in the United States. Limmud FSU New York is a dynamic and pluralistic Jewish festival of culture, creativity and learning featuring more than 80 inspiring speakers and 120 panels, workshops and discussions on subjects ranging from art, to Jewish culture and tradition, history, politics, academics

On Sunday evening Eleanor Koski an 11-year old Long Island City resident joined 12-year old Maya Karp to open the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Annual Gala concert at the Skirball Center at NYU in Manhattan. The show was hosted by international performing artist Tova Feldshuh with live performances by David Hyde Pierce, Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove. David Hyde Pierce had just finished doing the Sunday matinee of Hello Dolly on Broadway before arriving at the Skirball

Israel Chessed Mission Participants Come to Aleh Bearing Gifts; Leave Inspired

On Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH's Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school's Dean of Students, Rabbi Naftali Besser.  In addition to an orientation about disability inclusion and the crucial work done at ALEH (

Lawyers, accountants, government officials, underwriters – all working in unison to sift through financial statements, analyze business plans and find out every detail about you and your firm - a private company’s worst nightmare. Same process, different country, and of course, all part of the standard procedure for taking a company to the public markets. And let’s not forget the grueling “road show”, where these same companies spend weeks gauging the demand for their offering from

 The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) held its annual Spring benefit on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the Plaza Hotel with cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM.  For more than 140 years the Board has been helping New Yorkers with mental illness, chemical dependencies, and special needs.  The evening was sold-out with more than 400 people attending and more than $1.8 million raised-a record for this organization. 

 The evening’s honorees were Mark H. Rachesky