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This evening, members of the Jewish community will come together to usher in Yom Kippur, the most holy day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, provides a time to reflect and prepare for the year to come. To all those observing Yom Kippur, we extend warm wishes for a meaningful day and an easy fast. Gmar Chatima... Read more
PEF Members: Looking at the photos and videos of the path of destruction from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, I can’t help but remember what New Yorkers, including myself, suffered during Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. I know only too well the devastation, loss and heartache extreme weather can cause. Hurricane Florence is hitting coastal communities in North Carolina hard with record rainfall, causing flooded... Read more
PEF remembers those who perished on Sept. 11 As rain fell, PEF leaders and staff took time out of their day to remember and honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. PEF President Wayne Spence citied the times of each plane crash and when the towers collapsed. He said reliving that day in his mind stirs many emotions, and... Read more
Wishing all who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah a happy and healthy new year!... Read more
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All days of religious significance for the Jewish faith begin at sundown on the evening before the date given.