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SUDBURY - Over the weekend, author Haroon Moghul plans to teach a roomful of Jews what it means to be Muslim. "For me, this has been my way of contributing to a healthier American society," Moghul said, "by building bridges between communities that might not know a lot about each other, and may ...
Led by Kaminetsky, Tomsk's Jewish community already has a beautiful and renovated synagogue, and is in mid-construction of a Jewish community center. ... The Jewish soldiers were often viewed with suspicion by Jewish communities, sometimes forcing them to create their own communities and ...
Danielle Hartman, right, president and CEO of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and her husband Tom Forlenza, vice president of facilities operations at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, support each other's profession. (SUSAN STOCKER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER).

The synagogue plan is the latest bone of contention among some of Jackson's longtime residents, who have complained of unwanted cultural as the town's Orthodox Jewish community continues to grow. The latter has gone to court to push back against what it perceived as unlawful religious discrimination.
Special guest Leibel Groner of New York writes the final letters on UC Irvine's Unity Torah during a ceremony Monday at the university's Cross cultural Center. Groner is the grandfather of Zevi Tenenbaum, the campus rabbi. The Torah will be placed at the Rohr Chabad at UCI. (Don Leach / Staff ...
Look to their influencers for the answer. It's not Spencer or Duke who Orthodox Jews are parroting. Right wing Jewish commentators, some Orthodox, have an enormous impact on the right wing Orthodox community. These establishment figures aren't in any way as marginal as Duke and Spencer, and yet, ...
(JTA) -- Sam Bloch, a holocaust survivor who committed much of his life to ensuring that the murder of millions of Jews would not be denied and the lives they led would not be forgotten, has died. Bloch, who was an executive of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for 50 years, died ...
It's not Spencer or Duke who Orthodox Jews are parroting. Right wing Jewish commentators, some Orthodox, have an enormous impact on the right wing Orthodox community. These establishment figures aren't in any way as marginal as Duke and Spencer, and yet, their response to Trump's "shithole" ...
NEW YORK (JTA) -- Close to 80 years after being persecuted by the Nazi-allied Vichy French government, some 25,000 elderly Algerian Jews are for the ... of the holocaust now entitles survivors to social services like homecare, food and transportation to doctor appointments in local communities funded ...
Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Oregon Hillel Foundation and the Muslim student Association held a joint dialogue panel about Judaism and Islam. The panel is called Manzil Midrash and has been a recurring event for the last couple of years. The topic on Tuesday was about important figures in history and the ...
(JTA) -- Avraham Yago, a married father of five who works as a linguistics professor at the University of Abidjan in the West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire, has visited Israel four times to learn about Judaism and practice his Hebrew. Yago, 64, grew up without any religious affiliation. As a teenager, however, ...
Forman cited American communities that spontaneously rallied to counter anti-Semitism in their midst, like the citizens of Whitefish, Montana who a year ago demonstrated ahead of a planned neo-Nazi march targeting the town's tiny Jewish community, and civic leaders who, in 2013, called on an ...
And they note that two of the new council's top leaders, Speaker Corey Johnson and finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, have opposed programs that send city funds to private religious schools, a crucial issue for the city's Orthodox Jewish community. "The reality is that the Jewish community has lost ...
The heirlooms include documents dating from the mid-16th century to the 1970s and more than 2,700 books in Hebrew, Arabic and Judeo-Arabic, a version of Arabic written in Hebrew letters and spoken by Iraqi Jews. They cast invaluable insight on Iraq's ancient Jewish community, which dwindled from an ...

Sadiq Khan has backed the Board of Deputies in its clash with a senior coroner over delays in releasing bodies for burial, urging her to show "respect for families and faith communities". Mary Hassell, the senior coroner for St Pancras Coroner's Court, has provoked outrage by saying she would not prioritise ...
(JTA) -- The main umbrella group of British Jews accused its local branch of Amnesty International of targeting the community following the abrupt cancellation of a joint event. The accusation by the Jewish Leadership Council -- a charity founded 15 years ago comprising 32 groups with different politics, ...
A Jewish community thinks so, for the first time organizing a float for the Shrove Monday carnival parade in Dusseldorf ... Ever since the Nazi period, when carnival parades, especially in Cologne, targeted Jews for ridicule and satire, it seemed unthinkable that a Jewish group would come anywhere close to ...
Citing a "dangerous atmosphere" in France due to a rise in recent weeks in anti-Semitic attacks, the federation of the country's Jewish communities ... the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, made the appeal Tuesday in a statement following threats to burn down a Jewish community center in the ...
A good portion of those in attendance were dressed in ultra-Orthodox or Hasidic garb. The mayor's liaison to the Jewish community is a Hasidic Jew from Borough Park named Pinny Ringel. One could be forgiven for thinking that his liaising is primarily to the Orthodox, and not, say, to liberal Jews on the ...
He later lectured in modern Hebrew at a local university before taking on the role of executive director of Krakow's Jewish community Centre (JCC) when it opened in 2008 ... In July, a priest was indicted for inciting hatred against Jews, and an effigy of a Hasidic Jew was burned in western Poland in 2015.
In the past decade, we have seen an unprecedented number of Jews leaving France and a worrying percentage departing Belgium and Italy. The Jewish population is also decreasing in other parts of the continent tarnished by the horrors of the holocaust. One in 10 Jews in France has suffered a physical ...
Jewish leaders have called for a senior London coroner to be sacked, saying she has lost the confidence of the community in a dispute over delays in ... covers Hackney, which has the biggest concentration of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Europe, and Tower Hamlets, the UK's biggest Muslim community.
Entitled "The Jews of North Africa During the Second World War," it was published jointly by the Hebrew University and the Ben-Zvi Institute, together with Yad Vashem. Also, a comprehensive study of these communities was also published by Yad Vashem 20 years ago as part of the Encyclopedia of Jewish ...
The outreach effort Seigel is referring to is one he helped start in the St. Louis Jewish community. He said a couple of weeks ago, a friend posted on social media about getting faith communities involved in a volunteer effort to feed, house and clothe people experiencing homelessness locally. Many of these ...
The Jewish community of Vienna has let it be known that they will not attend Austria's official holocaust commemoration ceremony if the far-right ... The party's current leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, once said that the persecution of the far-right in Austria was comparable to that faced by Jews during the ...
Samuel's sentiment is shared by Edna Samuel, founder director of a Mumbai Public Relations firm, and along with Judah Samuel, a member of the Bene Israeli Jewish community that dominates western India and who count themselves among the "first" Jewish communities to settle in the country when they ...
"It really speaks to who we are as a Jewish community, and specifically as an American Jewish community," Barbara Weinstein, associate director of the religious Action Center, told HuffPost. "We as Jews know the experience of being immigrants. And as Americans, we're deeply aware of our history as a ...
A rare 16th century book that used to belong to Prague's Jewish community before World War II and was considered lost has been returned after it reappeared at an auction held ... Titled "Mikne Avram - Peculium Abrae," the recovered volume is a grammar book published in both Hebrew and Latin in 1523.
I Don't Believe in God, But I Still Want a Jewish community ... Together with her wife, a lapsed Catholic who agreed to raise their son Jewish, Amy joined the City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (TCC) in New York City 14 ... Throughout my life, other Jews have angrily told me, "You're not a real Jew!".
A lot, says the Jewish Agency for Israel, a Jerusalem-based organization that helped found Israel and continues to connect Jews worldwide with that country. The agency recently began G2: Global Intergenerational Initiative, a yearlong program designed to bring together Jewish grandparents and their ...
In the end they were dealt with by the Jewish community and Polish authorities, but dozens of examples of neglect and improper care of Jewish cemeteries .... In many cases, wealthy Jews from outside of Poland fund the preservation work for the cemeteries in the communities that their families came from.
During the French occupation, Algeria's Jewish community experienced a radical and rapid cultural revolution - more than other communities in North Africa. Many community members abandoned tradition and their Jewish identity to become Francophiles. The percentage of Jews in the professions in the ...
Hassell deals with deaths across north-east London, including Hackney, the biggest concentration of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Europe, and Tower Hamlets, the UK's biggest Muslim community. She took up the post in 2013, and was previously coroner for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Under Jewish law ...
A partnership in Phoenix is celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by uniting Jewish and African-American communities and recognizing that their people share a past and present rife with prejudice. The coalition of community groups will be screening the documentary "Strange Fruit" Monday ...
And yet, in his response, Kogen exemplified the very problem that Norman wrote about in her op-ed, specifically, Jewish institutions claim to care about young Jews' perspectives, but simultaneously scramble to shut out and discredit any young Jew who challenges their politics on Israel and Palestine.
There has never been a Jewish food festival in Albuquerque before, and Simon says it's a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about Jewish cooking and culture. Nosh Fest is at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. They'll have dishes from several local restaurants and chefs, ...
"I want people to know me as a person and then as a Jew. "I developed that skill naturally, just growing up here. "People in larger (Jewish) communities, who can wall themselves off, ... don't know how to talk to people of other faiths as well as the Jewish community here does." Because of their ties to Tulsa, ...
Minneapolis (AP) -- A group that advocates for the Jewish community and fights anti-Semitism is being recognized by the FBI. The FBI announced Thursday that the Jewish community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas is receiving the 2017 FBI director's Community Leadership Award.
And yet, in his response, Kogen exemplified the very problem that Norman wrote about in her op-ed, specifically, Jewish institutions claim to care about young Jews' perspectives, but simultaneously scramble to shut out and discredit any young Jew who challenges their politics on Israel and Palestine.
15) alone, the Jewish Volunteer Center will have 11 community service projects, including the following activities in Jupiter, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach: 1) A maximum of 12 volunteers preparing and serving breakfast for the homeless beginning at 7:30 ...
In addition to the tithes outlined above, most of which were applicable only in the land of Israel during Temple times, there was another "tax" that the local Jewish communities would gather for the community itself. This communal tax was collected by the local Jewish community to take care of the poor, ...
The year 2017 had its share of highpoints and lowpoints for the St. Louis Jewish community, perhaps the lowest of which came early in the year with a ... of Israel" in May to honor the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and a total solar eclipse, which united local Jews from all denominations, ...
Community leader Noemi Di Segni wrote culture Minister Dario Franceschini asking that he change the names of schools and Libraries bearing the name of the king who "abandoned Italians to their destiny." In the message Wednesday on the Jewish community's blog, she complained about a campaign by ...
A longstanding champion of the Jewish community in the UK has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list. Leonie Lewis, who is director of the Jewish Volunteering Network, has been recognised for her "indomitable energy" over the past 30 years in representing the community in ...
When I told a friend earlier this year that I was moving to New York, he told me he was jealous that I was "making Aliyah," employing the Hebrew phrase people use when they talk about moving to Israel. The idea that the Big Apple with its million Jews is holy -- the true center of the Jewish world -- is not ...
The city does not maintain data on opioid addiction by national background or religion, making it difficult to know precisely how many Russian Jews are victims of the crisis. ... Many young Jewish addicts have made their way to her from Brooklyn after hearing about her in the Russian community. Manko ...
When I told a friend earlier this year that I was moving to New York, he told me he was jealous that I was "making Aliyah," employing the Hebrew phrase people use when they talk about moving to Israel. The idea that the Big Apple with its million Jews is holy -- the true center of the Jewish world -- is not ...


 

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