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63 Communities to Appear at OU’s Jewish Community Fair November 24

Record 63 Communities In U.S. And Israel To Be Showcased At OU’s Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair More than 2,000 people are expected at the Orthodox Union’s (OU)...

Grant Would Subsidize Orthodox Synagogues That Hire Female Leaders

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A new initiative is paying Orthodox synagogues to hire female spiritual leaders. The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance announced Sunday the Devorah Scholar Program, which would give grants of up...

Shliach From Montana: Kiddush Hashem

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk As a child growing up in Crown Heights, my parents always instructed my siblings and me, whether in the mall, amusement park, or on the subway:...

Souls on Fire: Musings of a Shliach From Montana

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk It was just before the Seudah HaMafsekes on erev Yom Kippur. I turned to my wife and co-CEO, Chavie, and quipped, “Wouldn’t it be nice to...

Survey: Millennials Drifting From Traditional Jewish Institutions

(JPost) -- According to a recent study of Jewish millennials in 51 communities in North America, Europe and Australia, the millennial generation is disengaging from traditional organizations like synagogues and community...

What It Was Like to Grow Up Jewish in Iraq

BY BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — When Ceen Gabbai argued with her first-grade teacher about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, she didn’t realize how big of a risk she was taking. The year...

Poll: 60 Percent of Jewish Israelis Plan to Fast on Yom Kippur

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 60 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, a poll found, but synagogue attendance for Judaism’s holiest day is not nearly...

Hundreds of Etrogs Held Up by New Import Regulations in England

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Hundreds of etrogs, the citron fruit used for the holiday of Sukkot, were seized at an airport in England. The Animal and Plant Health Agency held up...

100 Olim Say Selichot in Western Wall Tunnels

Jewish Agency for Israel chair Isaac Herzog led 100 new olim (“new immigrants“) from 45 countries to selichot services — special prayers said by Jews worldwide during the days...

50,000-Plus Worshippers Pray in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org – Tens of thousands of Jews from around the world have arrived in Uman, Ukraine, to spend Rosh Hashanah near the tomb of spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman of...
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DRS Hosts 190 Prospective Families at Open House

    This past Sunday, the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys was filled to capacity at the school’s annual open house. DRS hosted over 190...

Student Leaders Welcome Prospective Students to SKA

  Student ambassadors greeted a record number of prospective parents and students from many metropolitan elementary schools at the Stella K. Abraham High School for...

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  This week, Yeshiva of South Shore seventh and eighth graders were treated to an ODT workshop that focused on team-building skills. ODT is a...

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