Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Abq Jew App Takes Vacation

We'll Meet Again: Due to a wide range of circumstances beyond Abq Jew's control - which includes almost an entire panoply of accidents, miscues, and others' strange behavior - the Abq Jew App has decided to take a short vacation.

The first thing Abq Jew would like to tell you about this is

The Abq Jew Website, Blog, 
and Events Calendar
will continue to be available -
but on the Web only.

Let us, for just a moment, fondly recall (see Holy Frappe! The Abq Jew App! et al) the introduction of the Abq Jew App in September 2013:
It is with great pleasure that Abq Jew announces the exciting development you've all been waiting for:
The Abq Jew App
Take Abq Jew with you - wherever you go!
Jewish Life in Albuquerque and Beyond?
There’s an app for that!
Abq Jew, the website ( and blog ( that have provided “a guide to Jewish life in Albuquerque and beyond” for almost three years, is launching a new way to bring the Jewish community together – the Abq Jew App
The Abq Jew App is available – for free download – from Google Play (for Android phones and devices) and from Apple iTunes (for iPhones and iPads).

What others said at the time:
Rabbi Arthur Flicker of Albuquerque’s Congregation B’nai Israel says 
The Abq Jew App  What a wonderful addition to my iPhone! Abq Jew always keeps me up to date with happenings in our Jewish community. Now I have all of that information right on my phone. Thank you, Abq Jew
Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld of Albuquerque's Congregation Albert says 
I love the Abq Jew App! It makes accessing the Albuquerque Jewish community so much easier. Keep up the good work!
And what Abq Jew himself said:
The Abq Jew App is pretty unique. Websites? Blogs? Sure, everyone’s got them. 
And the Abq Jew website and blog will always be great ways to find out what’s happening in the Jewish community of Albuquerque and beyond. 
But the Abq Jew App really takes it to the next level. This is cool.
The second thing Abq Jew would like to tell you about this is

Almost 5 years and more than 600 downloads after its September 2013 launch, the Abq Jew App's success will be remembered with great joy.

The third thing Abq Jew would like to tell you about this is

We'll meet again!
We'll Meet Again is a 1939 British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. 
The song is one of the most famous of the Second World War era, and resonated with soldiers going off to fight and their families and sweethearts.
On 7 November 2009, Hayley Westenra performed again at the Festival of Remembrance, singing We'll Meet Again, made famous by Dame Vera Lynn during WWII, at the Royal Albert Hall. 
During the performance, an old recording of Lynn performing the song was played behind on the big screen. Lynn was present, as well as Her Majesty the Queen

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