42 Orphans Celebrate Bat Mitzvahs In Jerusalem

Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating social-welfare organization in Israel–since 1788–hosted a bat mitzvah celebration for 42 orphan girls and their families this week in Jerusalem. And while the...

104-Year-Old Matriarch Celebrates Birthday At Kotel With 400 Descendants

A 104 year-old Holocaust survivor went viral on the internet Thursday when a photo was publicized showing her and her 400 descendants gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. According...

Chicago, Israeli Nonprofit Sign Partnership Agreement

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chemi Peres, son of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to create a partnership between “technology and innovation...
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Cousins Separated in Holocaust Reunited After 75 Years

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Holocaust survivors who were separated as children reunited in Israel after 75 years. Morris Sana, 87, and his cousin and friend Simon Mairowitz, 85, were...

Spring Is Here And Baseball Is In The Air

By Ariella Stone I just finished reading a most unusual and groundbreaking novel titled The Season of Pepsi Meyers. As an avid fan of our national pastime, as well as...

Mother’s Day flowers from Jewish Women International raise spirits, awareness

By Debra Rubin/JNS.org Click photo to download. Caption: The card for the 2013 Jewish Women International Mother's Day Flower Project. Credit: Jewish Women International. As the director of a shelter for...

What’s Up, Dog?

By Michele Herenstein While finding my seat on a flight to Denver, I noticed there was a decent-sized dog across the aisle from my parents and me, basically nose up against...

NY Philanthropists Honored With Holocaust Museum Regional Award

Danielle Schwartz Auerbach and Nicole Pines Lieberman traveled from their homes in Manhattan to the Washington D.C. museum to memorialize the Days of Remembrance, America’s annual commemoration of the...

Symphony Of A Simcha: Aaron Teitelbaum Orchestrates Musical Magic

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Aaron Teitelbaum has raised the bar in simcha music. As the leader of Aaron Teitelbaum Orchestra and Productions, the orchestra of choice of clients who appreciate...

Child of the Saved Meets Child of Savior

By Sarah Paley Who is a hero? Someone with super powers? A valiant bystander who takes action? A standout soldier? According to Webster's dictionary, a hero is “a person who...
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Woodmere Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Day

  The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event...

Millions in Default Judgments Entered Against 5T Firm Cardis

Default judgments for defrauding investors out of at least $30 million have been entered against several Five Towns residents as well as other individuals...

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Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell...

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