City Council to Name Lori Lynn Drive in Memory of Poway Shooting Victim

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The City Council of Poway, California is set to name a street in honor of Lori Lynn Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the shooting attack on...

Ohio Man Who Threatened JCC Must Stay in Jail

(JTA) — An Ohio man facing federal charges for threatening a Jewish community center on social media must stay in jail as he awaits trial because he remains a...

Examining Hate and Hope One Year After Pittsburgh’s Synagogue Shooting

JNS.org – The mass shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh took place exactly a year ago this past Sunday, on Oct. 27, 2018, and the...

Jewish Institutions Affected by California Wildfires

JNS.org – Up and down the state of California, synagogues, Hebrew schools and Jewish residents are dealing with effects of wildfires that have consumed tens of thousands of acres...

Saving Memorial Objects From Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Site

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Eric Lidji remembers people leaving objects in sets of 11. Eleven white feathers. Eleven Jewish stars. Eleven egg-shaped sculptures. But mostly, Lidji remembers the stones — some 2,000...

Moment of Remembrance to Mark Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Commemorations will held across the world on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. At 5 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, a public memorial service will take...

Tree of Life Synagogue Announces Plans to Reopen

The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh announced on Facebook plans to reopen its building following the deadly shooting almost one year ago on Oct. 27, 2018, when...

Tornadoes Damage Dallas Federation, JCC Buildings

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Nine tornadoes caused considerable damage in North Texas, including at the Jewish federation and JCC buildings in Dallas. No one was killed or badly injured in Sunday’s...

8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The boy, identified as Yosef Goldman,...

Jewish Group to Plant ‘Trees of Life’ for Pittsburgh, Poway Victims

The Jewish organization United With Israel is inviting people to sponsor the planting of more than 20 different fruit trees in Israel in memory of the 12 victims of...
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Tufts to Remove Sackler Name From Buildings, Programs

  (JTA) — Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from several buildings and programs on its medical campus. The decision announced on Thursday came after...

London Police Release Images From Attack on Visiting Rabbi

(JTA) — London police have released images from a video of an attack on a rabbi. The images, taken from a security camera recording of...

France to Create Hate Crimes Office After Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The French government said it will establish a hate crimes office in the wake of the vandalization of more than 100...

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