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July 2023

As we near one of the most quintessential American holidays – the Fourth of July – and commemorate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of a nation, let us reflect on the profound significance of freedom and independence in our lives...

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Sharing Successes

State Approves $2 Million in Security Grant Funds

Freedom cannot exist without a sense of security and protection. Advocating at the state level, JFGD secured $2 million in the 2024-2025 state budget, which will provide funding for safety and security grant requests.

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Dallas Teens Depart for Israel

JFGD's Dallas Israel Teen Tour Class of 2023 began their journey last week. Over the next three weeks, these 32 kids will explore the culture, heritage, and personal significance of the State of Israel. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular highlights, and see the homeland through fresh eyes.

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Cabinet Activation Network (CAN) Advocates for Jewish Dallas

Jewish Dallas voices guide change at every level of government. The Cabinet Activation Network (CAN) gathers young leaders like our Board Member, Bobby Gibbs, to advocate for our priorities in Washington DC. A meeting with Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett opened the dialogue to ensure a stronger and more vibrant community.

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Connecting Our Community

Law Enforcement Lunch Takes Aim at Antisemitism

JFGD's Community Security team hosted law enforcement officials from across the metroplex to discuss antisemitism. Partnering with ADL Texoma, the conversation spanned topics from defining "hate crime" to uncovering bias. Keeping lines of communication open results in more effective information sharing for Jewish Dallas.

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Interfaith Outreach Reaffirms Shared Values Between Faiths

Our country's founding principle of religious freedom guides JFGD's interfaith efforts. The Islamic Association of DeSoto welcomed our Community Relations team to learn about Eid al-Adha and celebrate the shared values between our faiths.

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Upcoming Events

Israel at 75 Community Mission

November 7-13, 2023

Explore the culture, cuisine, and curiosities of Israel alongside Jewish Dallas during this special trip. Spots are limited so reserve your place!

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The Idan Raichel Project

July 9, 2023 β€’ 7:30 pm

The Idan Raichel music project is a holistic musical experience leaving listeners fulfilled both musically and spiritually.

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The Labyrinth of Israeli Politics

July 26, 2023 β€’ 7:00 pm via Zoom

Join an in-depth discussion of the current dynamics in Israeli politics with Yaron Deckel, the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Regional Director to Canada.

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June 26 - July 17, 2023

Dallas Israel Teen Tour

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July 4, 2023

Independence Day

July 9, 2023 β€’ 7:30 pm

The Idan Raichel Project

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July 26, 2023 β€’ 7:00 pm via Zoom

The Labyrinth of Israeli Politics

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Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas Leadership

Dot Haymann β€’ Board Chair

Bill Finkelstein β€’ Immediate Past Board Chair

Igor Alterman β€’ President and CEO


Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors




Kahn Mechanical Contractors

Marsh McLennan Agency

Texas Jewish Post



Bank of Texas


Foley & Lardner LLP


Key-Whitman Eye Center,

Jeffrey Whitman, MD

Regent Properties


Bank of America

Cindi's NY Deli

Genecov Orthodontics,

Jeffrey S. Genecov, DDS, MSD

Haynes Boone

Holland & Knight LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP,

Lisa Atlas Genecov

Price Realty Corporation,

Ann and Michael Ochstein

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital,

Dallas / Texas Health Resources Foundation