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Bagel Store: 33 Days

It has become a day for weddings and haircuts, but Lag B’Omer is really so much more. At this point in the year, we are all counting Sefirah, hopefully...

Eric Fingerhut to leave Hillel for Jewish Federations of North America

Hillel International announced on Thursday that Eric Fingerhut will be leaving as president and CEO for the Jewish Federations of North America in that same role. The Cleveland Jewish News...

Poway Rabbi Leads Chant of ‘Am Yisrael Chai’ at Auschwitz

The rabbi wounded in last month’s deadly shooting attack at a synagogue near San Diego gave an inspiring speech to 800 young Jewish youths on Sunday at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Rabbi...

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna to Serve As Chief Rabbi of UAE Jewish Community

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, the New York University chaplain, will be the first chief rabbi of the Jewish Community of the United Arab Emirates. David Weinberg,...

Spanish Island of Mallorca Holds Largest Jewish Event in Centuries

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Jews on the island of Mallorca in Spain held over the weekend a Limmud conference on learning, whose organizers say will be the largest Jewish...

Australian School Makes World’s Largest Human Menorah

(JTA) — A Jewish school in Australia celebrated Israel’s Independence Day by creating the world’s largest human menorah. A total of 1,048 students and staff from Bialik College in Melbourne...

Jewish Community Center Opens In Anatevka

Anatevka, a small Jewish refugee town 30 kilometers west of Kiev,  Ukraine, hosted the official opening of Beit Shmuel, a new community rehab center funded by the Euro-Asian Jewish...

Jewish Agency’s Memorial Ceremony Honors Synagogue Shooting Victims

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The victims of the synagogue shooting attacks in Pittsburgh and Poway were honored during the Jewish Agency for Israel’s memorial service for Yom Hazikaron,...

There Is More to Being Jewish Than the Holocaust

From Oy To Joy: A Call For Positivity In Jewish Engagement By Rabbi Benji Levy There is dissonance between the Jewish story and narrative. We are a people who have demonstrated...

Chabad Dedicates Jewish Educational Complex in Tbilisi, Georgia

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Jews in the Republic of Georgia celebrated the inauguration of a massive educational complex in the center of the capital Tbilisi on land gifted by...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

YUConnects Kicks Off Long Island Event at Beth Sholom

  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents”...

Author Judith Kerr Dies Weeks Before Her 96th Birthday

Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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