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Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the Gates of Our Hearts and Our Minds Open

Friday, September 27, 2019
Posted by: Rabbi Samantha Safran, Director, Bobbi & Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and Learning

Open GatesEvery Yom Kippur, as the sun is setting and the holy day is nearing its end, we sing this prayer:

Petach lanu sha’ar, 
Beit neilah sha’ar, 
ki fanah yom.

Open the gates for us, 
At this time when they are closing, 
For the day is coming to an end.

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Category: CJLL

Benefits of Proper Posture

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Posted by: By Robin Fortenberry, Director of Fitness Services, ACE CPT

Woman with Good PostureThe benefits of maintaining proper posture go well beyond just looking good. Not only do joints such as shoulders, hips and knees move better with proper posture and alignment, but internal organs also work more efficiently when your posture is in line.

In fact, the effect of improper posture on the internal organs can create digestive and circulatory issues that can lead to discomfort, lack of energy and even illness. Proper posture can also help reduce headaches caused by improper neck alignment and reduce lower back pain.

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Triple Your ImpactIs Your Company on the List?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Posted by: Mari Taksa, Corporate & Foundation Relationships Manager

J CampsMany of Houston’s largest employers will generously match employees’ charitable donations, sometimes even doubling them. The matching gift process is quick and easy, and the impact that a matching gift has on the J is significant. When you give $180 to the J, your gift becomes $360. Together, you and your company have done an incredible mitzvah (good deed) for the children, families and seniors that the J serves.

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Category: Giving