Dedication Of Achiezer Gala in Memory of Dr. Richie Friedman, a’h

  Achiezer Gala season is electric. It’s a time for the community to join together in unison, to celebrate achievements and to demonstrate support going forward. This year, the community has...

Rabbi Elchonon Zohn on New ‘Green’ Burial

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Elchonon Zohn is a national leader in the Chevra Kadisha organization. He is the head of the Queens Chevra Kadisha, which covers Manhattan, the Bronx,...

Achiezer Enables Final Kindness

Shalom Jaroslawicz was manning the Urgent Line when Mrs. Sheila Kahn* called in. Her request was indeed urgent, and while she did not know how to proceed, she did...

The Lights Are Still Burning For Kids Of Courage

    What a month it has been! On Tuesday, December 4, Kids of Courage opened the third night of Chanukah with an evening of laughter and joy. Over 300 people...

Here’s How Charities Are Faring 10 Years After Madoff

NEW YORK (JTA) — Robert Lappin was in Palm Beach when he found out that his charity was broke and his money was gone. It was the same small, moneyed...

NASCK Addresses The Full Range Of End-of-Life Topics

  Every Jewish community has organizations that tend to the needs of its residents. But one organization — the chevra kadisha, the burial society—is less familiar than most, since its...

NCSY Launches Chesed Database

  NCSY teens engage in a diverse array of meaningful volunteer service opportunities, learning about and putting into practice the Jewish value of chesed, our responsibility to help others in...

Jewish Future Fund to Mold Tomorrow’s Leaders

A group of young visionaries has joined forces to establish the Jewish Future Fund, a unique initiative that will invest in molding laypeople and leaders for the next century...

2018 Auction Marks Emotional Final Stop Of The RCCS Tour

  Tens of thousands of people of all ages, from all segments of Klal Yisrael, joined together for the 2018 Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) Auction. The auction marked the...

JCCRP Hosts Beautiful Chanukah Party For Local Holocaust Survivors

  On December 4, and many other mornings at the White Shul, there was a beautiful brunch served in the banquet hall. No, it was not for a bris, bar...

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Central Synagogue in Bulgarian Capital Vandalized by Rocks

Rocks were thrown through the windows of the Great Prayer Hall of the Central Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday by...

IDF Thwarts Stabbing Attempt, Shoots Palestinian Attacker

A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The...

Jews of Color Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

  (JTA) — For many Jewish organizations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to talk about the current state of black-Jewish relations. There’s a...

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