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...

Famed ‘Holocaust Rebbe’ Menachem Mendel Taub Dies at 96

Head of the Kaliv Hasidic dynasty and Holocaust remembrance advocate Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub passed away on Sunday at his home in Jerusalem at the age of 96. Thousands attended...
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More Title I Assistance Available to Jewish Students in NYC

Hundreds of more students at Jewish day schools and yeshivahs in New York City may be eligible for Title I educational assistance after a...

Death of Teen in Terror Attack Leaves Void in ‘Heart of the Nation’

A 17-year-old girl was killed and her father and older brother were seriously wounded on Friday when a bomb was detonated at a natural...

Antisemitic Canadian Editor Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

BY DAVID LAZARUS MONTREAL (JTA) — A Canadian editor was handed a one-year prison sentence for promoting hatred against Jews and women in his publication. James...

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