Torah Dedicated to Shooting Victim Lori Gilbert-Kaye at Chabad of Poway

(JTA) — The Chabad of Poway synagogue dedicated a new Torah scroll in honor of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting attack last month at the San...

Jewish American Heritage Month Recognizes Illustrators

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation's history, culture, and society. The theme for May...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Secure Religious Institutions

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress on Friday to provide funding to religious institutions, including synagogues, to protect attendees from potential attacks. Introduced by U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and...

Chicago Synagogue Target of Arson Attacks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An unknown arsonist attempted twice to set on fire a synagogue building in the Lakewood neighborhood of Chicago, while vandals smashed the windows of cars...

Police Investigate Three Fires Set at Massachusetts Chabad Centers

Massachusetts law enforcement is investigating three arson incidents that occurred at two Chabad centers. The first, at Chabad of Arlington, occurred last Saturday night, May 11. Chabad representative Luna Bukiet discovered the...

Trump Pardons Former Owner of Jerusalem Post

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, the former owner and publisher of The Jerusalem Post who had spent three years in...

Republicans Launch Bid to Force House Vote on BDS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Republicans want to force a vote on a controversial bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel boycott. The bill, which earlier this year passed the Senate, has been...

Chabad of Poway Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Hate Crime

John T. Earnest, the 19-year-old man charged with killing 60 year-old Lori Kaye and wounding three people in the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27, pleaded not guilty...

Pompeo to Discuss Iran Deal with Russians

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN - Jerusalem Post US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the pleasant Black Sea resort of Sochi Tuesday, which...

Backlash Follows Michigan Rep’s Remarks on Palestinian History

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is standing by comments she made recently that include saying that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust, thereby reiterating her support...
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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)...

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

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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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