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Jewels of Elul - Obama, McCain, Katzenberg and Many Others to Participate


Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, Entertainment Mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and Philanthropist Lynn Schusterman Among Leaders Participating in Fourth Edition Of"jewels of Elul," 29 Day Meditative Anthology Leading to The Jewish High Holy Days Produced By Craig Taubman and Craig 'N' CO

For the fourth year, Craig Taubman and Craig 'N' Co are publishing "Jewels of Elul," an anthology of 29 essays corresponding to the 29 days of Elul, the month prior to the Jewish High Holy Days which begins September 1st. Each day will be inspired by a politician, community leader, teacher, artist or thinker in anticipation of the High Holy Days which begin September 29th. Elul is a month traditionally dedicated to meditation.

This year's "Jewel's of Elul" is inspired by the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel and is called "Dreamers and their Dreams." The following 29 individuals are included:

1. Senator Barack Obama (Presidential Candidate) 2. Senator John McCain (Presidential Candidate) 3. Rabbi Elyse Frishman (Editor of New Reform Prayer Book) 4. Sherwood Schwartz (Creator of Giligan's Island and Brady Bunch) 5. Jeffrey Katzenberg (Co-Founder of Dreamworks) 6. Professor Alan Dershowitz (Harvard Law Professor) 7. Barry Goldstein (Team leader Mars Project) 8. Marc Platt (Producer of Wicked) 9. Salman Ahmad (Top selling Muslim artist and UN spokesperson for Aids Awareness) 10.Josh Lieb (Executive Producer The Daily Show) 11. Rabbi David Woznika 12. David Broza (Multi Platinum Israeli Singer) 13. Anne Heyman (Founder of a school in Rwanda) 14. Danny Siegel (Mitzvah Man) 15. Lynn Schusterman (Philanthropist) 16. Rabbi Jack Pressman 17. Elisa Bildner (Founder of Foundation for Jewish Camping) 18. Muffy Davis (Paraplegic Ski Champion) 19. Roz Rothstein (Creator of Stand With Us) 20. Fran Richey (Best selling author of The Warrior) 21. Rabbi Gershom Sizomu (First Black Rabbi From Uganda) 22. Margaret Wong (Internationally recognized immigrant rights attorney) 23. Elka Graham (Olmpic Silver Medalist Swimmer) 24. Dr. Peter Diamandis (Founder of the X Prize Foundation) 25. Kingsley (Artist) 26. Wafa Sultan (Psychiatrist and outspoken critic of radical Islam) 27. Eli Winkelman (Creator of Challah for Hope) 28. Emma Forrest (Author) 29 David Suissa (Dreamer, Ad Executive) "Jewels of Elul" will include an introduction by Rabbi David Wolpe.

Craig Taubman stated: "This is an ambitious free High Holy Days project that reaches tens of thousands of people. It is my goal to disseminate the High Holy Day spirit starting at the beginning of Elul on September 1st. For 29 days individuals will have meditative thoughts to focus them as they lead into the High Holy Days."

Jewels of Elul IV is sponsored by the Stefan Adelipour For Life Foundation in memory of Stefan, a twenty-two year old Boston University Senior who lost his life in a fire. Jewels of Elul IV can be obtained free of charge at www.jewelsofelul.com.

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