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  • April 16, 2019 2:02 PM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

    Creating a Pet-Friendly Passover “Table”

    Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company Offers Approved Kosher for Passover Dog Foods and Cat Foods: Hand-selected fresh meats, fruits and vegetables are grown, picked, and packaged in the USA and perfect for your Passover table

    Markham, IL – (April 16, 2019) The traditions and meals of Passover can be a special time of bringing the whole family together.  As you you’re your plans for the Passover holiday, Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company encourages you to please remember to include your beloved pets and offer them a healthy, Kosher meal that complements your Passover “table” and family traditions.

    As Passover (April 19-27, 2019) approaches, many families are clearing their homes of chometz, or foods containing grains. But instead of having to move your pets’ feeding dishes outside or to the garage, now  Fido can be included in the family festivities, thanks to highly-inspected Kosher for Passover approved products from Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company, endorsed by the Chicago Rabbinical Council*.

    Based outside of Chicago, IL, family owned and operated Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company offers a full line of 100% USA-Made approved Kosher for Passover pet food lines for dogs and cats for almost 85 years.

    Evanger's is the ONLY pet food plant that is endorsed by the cRc for Passover-to make feeding your dogs, cats, and ferrets simple during the holidays. You can be assured products made at Evanger’s are made of the highest quality and are not only suitable for every-day feeding in your home, but can be brought into your home during the Passover holiday as well. For a list of over 40 Kosher for Passover foods that do not combine any meat with dairy products and are chometz-free, click here.

    Believing that pets are truly part of the family, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company offers pet-parents a huge range of Kosher for Passover pet food options (not Kosher for human consumption).  By not combining any meat with dairy products and also offering products that are chometz-free, over 40 delicious combinations ranging from 100% Grain Free Sweet Potato for Dogs & Cats, 100% Organic Cooked Chicken and Chicken Stews, Liver Snacks, Lamb & Rice Dinner, Wild Salmon, Hunk of Beef, and much much more!  

    Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Evangers
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Evangers
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/evangers_pets/
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/evangerspet/

    *The Chicago Rabbinical Council endorses these products as Kosher for Passover for animal consumption, which means the foods are not only excellent for everyday use, but suitable for all holidays including

    About Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company
    As a family owned and operated USA pet food manufacturer for over 80 years, the mission of the company remains focused on increasing the quality and enjoyment of life of our companion pets through nutrition. Evanger’s remains just as committed to the quality and innovation of each of its foods as the day it opened operations in 1935, and proudly supports independently owned pet shops where quality and customer service are of the upmost importance.  As the only remaining family-owned and operated pet food cannery in the U.S., offering USA-sourced nutrition to improve the health of pets and supporting pet loving customers remains the #1 goal.  For more information, please visit www.EvangersPetFoods.com

    Media Contact: Erin Terjesen 602.625.2871

    Disclaimer: JRelease is a press release service of AJPA. AJPA does not endorse and cannot vouch for material distributed by this service.

  • April 10, 2019 2:00 PM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

    Talmud Israeli Begins a Bright New Era in Day School Gemara Learning

    Meir Jakobsohn, CEO of Medison Pharma Ltd. and Founder of Talmud Israeli, is delighted that the organization is breaking new ground with innovative learning around the world.

    New York, NY (4/8/19) - One hundred enthusiastic middle-school students representing elite Day Schools in the New York Metropolitan area met today, competing to attain the title of Gemara Champions as they demonstrated their knowledge of Talmud and Israel in a new Gemara Challenge. These lucky students enjoyed a fun-filled educational experience at Westchester Day School, on the shore of Long Island Sound. Each team answered a series of ever-more challenging questions regarding Gemara material, as well as questions about modern Israel. Capping off this unique educational endeavor was a beach-side barbecue hosted by Talmud Israeli, sponsor of the Challenge.

    This was the first time in North America, that a team-based competition combining Talmudic material and Israeli history was organized.  The Talmud Israeli Challenge is a new school-based program that offers learners the opportunity to not only successfully master Talmudic material but also Israeli history. The participating schools are: Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB), The Jewish Educational Center (JEC), Ramaz, Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR), Westchester Day School (WDS), and The Yavneh Academy.

    Talmud Israeli Founder and Editor-in-chief, Meir Jakobsohn, commented, “It was so moving to see students displaying such extensive knowledge of Talmud. By bringing the wisdom of the Talmud to learners in a fun and enjoyable manner, Talmud Israeli will strengthen Jewish identity and knowledge and nurture a love of learning. And, as an Israeli, it was a genuine thrill seeing American kids knowing and caring so much about Israel.” Jakobsohn was delighted by the fact that the participating students were so well-prepared and excited about their day of learning by the shore. Rabbi Josh Lookstein, Head of School at Westchester Day School said, "We are thrilled to be hosting the Talmud Israeli Challenge. Competition is a fun way for children to learn and we are so excited for the inaugural event.” Gal Naor, Chairman of Talmud Israeli in North America adds, “it has been my honor to bring Talmud Israeli to English-speakers around the world. I am inspired by how the participants enthusiastically demonstrated their dedication to learning at the Talmud Israeli Challenge’s first meet”.

    * The first round of the of the Talmud Israeli Challenge tested the participants on their knowledge of the first half 
    of the Tractate of Bava Kamma, as well as details of Israeli history from 1948-1982.

    * The competition concluded with a lightening round for the top players from each team.

    About Talmud Israeli: Talmud Israeli is an innovative educational program combining the study of Talmud with Torah, modern Jewish history and Israel, with the goal of strengthening Jewish identity, connections to Israel, and ahavat ha’aretz among learners around the world. Talmud Israeli makes complicated Talmudic material accessible, understandable and enjoyable for learners of all ages by explaining one concept from each daf of the Gemara.  Over the past two years, Talmud Israeli - Daf Yomi For Us, the English branch of Talmud Israeli, has developed and customized material for English-speaking learners around the world.

    Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/talmudisraeli
    Like us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/talmudisraeli
    Visit our website: www.talmudisraeli.org

    Yael Schulman, North American Director                     
    Talmud Israeli - Daf Yomi For Us

    Disclaimer: JRelease is a press release service of AJPA. AJPA does not endorse and cannot vouch for material distributed by this service.

  • February 07, 2019 1:53 PM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

    The Holocaust Before The Holocaust

    I have written an article, click here to view, entitled “The Holocaust Before The Holocaust” which discusses a little known, largely forgotten period in European Jewish history that took place exactly 100 years ago. I’d appreciate it if you might consider publishing it so that a larger number of us would learn what happened in 1919 and hopefully, its victims, especially the women, would not be forgotten.

    Alternatively, would you consider using my article as the basis for a personal interview so that you could create original content?

    In any case, thank you for your consideration.

    Jody Gorran
    10618 Whitewind Circle
    Boynton Beach, FL 33473

    Disclaimer: JRelease is a press release service of AJPA. AJPA does not endorse and cannot vouch for material distributed by this service.

  • February 06, 2019 1:56 PM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

    My Israeli Products

    MIP - My Israeli Products and its founder entrepreneur, Adam Duzli, Invites the public to contribute to strengthen the small and medium Israeli businesses.

    MIP is a first-of-a-kind marketplace – a special place where you will find only Israeli products, produced mostly by small and medium-sized manufacturers in Israel. MIP was founded to allow Israeli manufacturers to expand their clientele and reach millions of households around the world with thousands of “Made in Israel” goods.

    MIP is headed by Adam Duzli, 34, From Ness Tziona, Israel. A former Captain in the IDF, who has, for the past 24 months has dedicated his time, money and efforts to promoting Israeli businesses around the globe.

    "This is my way of high lighting the great things we have to offer in Israel, showing the world that we not only have a beautiful country but we are creative and our products are of the highest of standards" says Adam, "Israel has many followers and lovers, and this is their opportunity to become more involved, and enjoy the best of Israel from wherever they are in the world".

    "Although there are many sites marketing Israeli brands, MIPs uniqueness is its ability to promote  small and medium sized businesses that have wonderful products but do not have the ability to reach global markets alone" Adds Adam.

    Adam is currently promoting MIP through INDIEGOGO (www.indiegogo.com), a fund raising platform, allowing the contributors to purchase a gift and contribute to the project at the same time. The list of gifts will be updated once a week, all gifts are from Israel, and Israeli made..

    For more information please contact Yarden Roth at:

    Email: YardenR@myisraeliproducts.com
    Phone: +972-507852278

    Link to the campaign – http://bit.ly/aaz-Israel-Pioneers


    Adam Duzli, Funder of "My Israeli Products"

    רחוב פנחס ספיר 8 נס ציונה, ישראל | www.myisraeliproducts.com Pinhas Sapir st 8 Ness Ziona, Israel

    Disclaimer: JRelease is a press release service of AJPA. AJPA does not endorse and cannot vouch for material distributed by this service.
  • February 01, 2019 1:47 PM | Laura Herring (Administrator)
    Feb. 1, 2019

    Gregg Wooding @ 972.567.7660


    Heroic U.S. Ebola Doctor Honored in NYC for Long-Time 
    Medical Missionary Service in Liberia, West Africa
    NY Jewish Philanthropists Present Prestigious $500,000 AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize to SIM Missionary Dr. Rick Sacra; will help extend and expand SIM’s healthcare ministry in impoverished Liberia

    NEW YORK, NY — An American missionary doctor who risked his life at the height of Liberia’s 2014 Ebola crisis, and has spent more than 20 years doing medical missionary service in Africa, was honored for his many years of service there with SIM (www.simusa.org), an international Christian mission organization.

    AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize
    SIM Missionary, 56-year-old-Dr. Rick Sacra, Massachusetts native, received the prestigious 2018 AMH Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service last night (Jan. 31, 2019). The annual award—the largest of its kind in the world—supporting clinical care in Africa—comes with a $500,000 gift.

    The prize is awarded by African Mission Healthcare (AMH), 
    www.AfricanMissionHealthcare.org, a non-profit organization that strengthens mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need. AMH was co-founded in 2010 by entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, Mark Gerson and medical missionary, Dr. Jon Fielder, who is the organization’s chief executive; the two became friends in college. Gerson, and his wife, Rabbi Erica Gerson, established, and began funding, the annual award in 2016. They jointly presented the 2018 prize to Dr. Sacra during the awards ceremony.

    “I was overwhelmed when I learned about the award and am extremely honored to receive it, which I accept on behalf of all those serving God with their medical skills,” said Dr. Sacra who returned from Liberia for the awards ceremony. “I’m so grateful for the financial resources, and team of people God is putting in place to deploy them. This kind of support opens the door to accomplish things we’ve been dreaming about for years, which will benefit our patients and our community by improving the healthcare of thousands of Liberians.”
    Dr. Sacra is the third recipient of the AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize.

    Why Dr. Sacra?
    Award benefactor Mark Gerson explained why Dr. Sacra received the 2018 AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize.

    L’Chaim means ‘to life’—and it is the gift that the Christian medical missionaries serving in Africa provide to so many with remarkable effectiveness. Dr. Rick Sacra is a wonderful example of the love, compassion, and skills needed to provide this gift of life. When faced with adversity, including civil war, inadequate resources, and Ebola, he demonstrated heroism and commitment that we can only marvel at. When you add his passion and plans for training African health professionals, strengthening ELWA Hospital, and caring for the poor of Liberia, it’s very clear why he was selected as our 2018 AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize winner.” 

    What the $500,000 will be used for?

    Dr. Sacra will use the prize money to strengthen facilities at SIM’s ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia; train Liberian Family Medicine residents; establish an intensive care unit with trained staff; and install solar power capacity.


    While caring for women with prolonged and crisis labor at ELWA Hospital, often operating to deliver their babies, Dr. Sacra was unknowingly exposed to and contracted the Ebola virus. He was flown back to the U.S. for specialized intensive treatment. On recovering, several months later, he returned to Liberia once more to continue his work.

    SIM/Missionary Work

    During his childhood, Dr. Sacra became inspired to pursue medical missionary work after hearing the story of the Good Samaritan. He is one of many doctors and other medical professionals serving with SIM in places of need around the world, using their skills to help share God’s love through their care, presence and example.

    He first went to Liberia to serve on a short-term mission trip in 1987. He and Debbie, his wife, moved there for full-time service in 1995. When civil war drove many Liberian refugees into neighboring Ivory Coast, the Sacras temporarily relocated there to serve them, before returning to Liberia.

    During his time in Liberia with SIM, Dr. Sacra has provided patient care training for medical workers and helped found ELWA’s HIV/AIDS counseling and treatment program.  

    AMH-Christian Broadcasting Network Matching Grant

    In addition to the $500,000 L’Chaim Prize, Dr. Sacra is also one of the beneficiaries of a matching grant collaboration between AMH and Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), which is providing a total of $2 million across eight mission teaching hospitals, including ELWA Hospital, in Africa to expand care, training and infrastructure.          

    # # #

    About SIM
    SIM (www.simusa.org) is an international Christian mission organization with more than 4,000 workers from 65 nations. SIM serves in education, community development, health care and Christian witness in more than 70 countries.  Founded in 1893 as Sudan Interior Mission, SIM now serves on six continents, responding to need, proclaiming the gospel and equipping the Church.

    About African Mission Healthcare

    African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is a US 501©3 non-profit organization which strengthens mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need. AMH’s approach is unique, investing time and resources to identify the investments that are really needed, carefully selecting the hospitals they work with, and truly partnering—not prescribing answers but together developing solutions. Since 2010, AMH has distributed nearly $20 million in assistance to 40 facilities in 16 countries. This support has made possible over 600,000 patient visits, 13,000 surgeries and corrective procedures, 115 healthcare scholarships, and training of more than 3,000 healthcare professionals.

    About the Gerson L’Chaim Award

    The Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service is the world’s largest annual award dedicated to direct patient care. The product of the generosity of philanthropists Mark and Erica Gerson of New York City, the L’Chaim Prize is an annual $500,000 award selected by a panel of leaders in African medicine.

    About Mark Gerson

    Gerson graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from Yale Law School. Co-founder and chairman of the Gerson Lehrman Group, a knowledge brokerage and primary research firm, he is also the author of books on intellectual history and education, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, USA Today and other publications. Gerson and his wife Erica have four children and live in New York.


    New York philanthropists Mark Gerson, and his wife Rabbi Erica Gerson, who established the annual AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service, jointly presented the 2018 award to SIM Missionary Dr. Rick Sacra at a private dinner in New York City Jan. 31. Dr. Sacra received the honor for dedicating his life to medical missionary work in Africa. Mr. Gerson is also co-founder and chairman of Gerson Lehrman Group.

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