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In a letter notifying Sharansky of his decision, Hoffmann wrote: “I have seen the agency adapt itself to some of the more important changes which have shaped the face of Jewish life and Israel in these almost two decades. We have helped refocus the mission, restructure the organization and recruit ...
While this may be true, the growth in Jewish life in Neuilly and other parts of western Paris is not unconnected to France's problem with anti-Semitic violence. As the proliferation of assaults and terrorist attacks is prompting thousands of Jews to leave France, the same threats are forcing an even greater ...

There are several observations to be offered about this extraordinary take on Diaspora Jewish life. The first thing to be said is: bravo. Israel's current leaders are dismissive of American Jews, and as Chemi Shalev notes, Benjamin Netanyahu has actively discouraged Israelis from caring about Diaspora ...
William Daroff, senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Office of the Jewish Federations of North America, said “Malcolm Hoenlein has made a lasting and positive transformational contribution to American Jewish life. He will be succeeded, but he will not easily be replaced.”.
... to aid kids in their self-discovery, to challenge sexism and to create a commitment to Jewish life. Groups meet once a month, ideally for two years, usually in a synagogue or other partner institution, with the curriculum evolving as the teens get older. So far, about 20,000 teens have participated nationwide.
After winning the 2016 Genesis Prize — known as the “Jewish Nobel” — he directed the $1 million in prize money toward the projects that foster the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life, Israeli society and classical music. The film illustrates how collaborative and generous Perlman is.

Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! MEDIA WATCH: "Jared Kushner Sought To Sell Newspaper To Trump's Political Enemies" by Charlie Warzel: "Just days before heading to a West Wing job, Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was secretly ...
Debbie Hoffmann, former national president of National Council of Jewish Women, will join Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning program's “Tribe Talk: New Jewish Conversations” at 7 p.m. March 19 for an interactive, panel discussion on changing membership and leadership in ...
In the absence of synagogue-based spiritual life in the former Soviet Union, “Jewish life happened at home, at family events,” Grigolaya said. In the domestic sphere, which is dominated by women in many societies, “women were the guardians of Judaism” in the absence of rabbis, she suggested.
Rollins College Hillel celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim with an on-campus carnival that features free food, bounce houses, and campus engagement in Jewish culture and life. Emily Block, the associate director of Jewish student life and member of Hillel at Rollins explained what this holiday, Purim, ...
“Each is an invaluable snapshot of Yiddish culture in a specific time and place, during a period that saw both incredible creative production in Yiddish and dramatic changes for Yiddish, for Jewish life in Europe, and for the course of modern European history.” The Historical Jewish Press is a joint venture of ...
Machane Lev works within the Young Judaea philosophy and vision of being pluralistic and celebrating Jewish life. The goal is to make this a Jewish LGBTQ national camp, where kids from all backgrounds will be welcomed. For more than 100 years, Canadian Young Judaea has been following its mission ...
It is a miracle that such a place should exist, given the long history of Russian anti-Semitism and the plight of Jews in Russia only decades ago, namely the Soviet Union's efforts to “annihilate Judaism and traditional Jewish life.” Yet even the remarkable presence of such a place in Russia is unsurprisingly ...
That's how the Bay Area's 350,000 Jews compare to counterparts around the U.S., based on a groundbreaking study released today by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation that is the first to survey Jewish life across the entire 10-county area. The study of our lifestyles, our relationships, our beliefs ...
Known as the Greater Denver Jewish Community Study: A portrait of Jewish life in the seven-county region, the study will garner information about the size of the Jewish communities in the Greater Denver area and the population's demographics, socio-economic data, geography, connections with ...
Shrage will also lead a new initiative on Jewish identity that will draw on Brandeis' deep strength in the study of Jewish life to develop innovative programming for teaching and engaging members of the Jewish community. The Initiative for Jewish Identity (IJI) will be housed at the Cohen Center for Modern ...
Today, that network stretches as far as South America and Australia, with dozens of centers serving as anchors for Jewish life to the many thousands of travelers they reach each year. This Passover, in a kind of reunion, Kastel is bringing his whole family—his wife, Tzippi, their seven children and two ...

This time last year, Jewish psychotherapist and Bar Mitzvah teacher Kim Gotlieb was preparing to strut down Oxford Street in a pair of towering heels. "I'm the president of Dayenu, which is the Jewish LGBT group in Sydney, and we've had [a Mardi Gras float] every year since 2000," he says. "It caused a bit ...
The “unrestricted acceptance of Jewish life” is a “yardstick for successful integration,” a draft motion, seen by Die Welt newspaper, read. “Anyone who rejects Jewish life in Germany or questions Israel's right to exist can not have a place in our country”, the draft said, threatening that migrants guilty of ...
LAS CRUCES - Renowned singer/performer Robyn Helzner will perform "A Key to the Casa: Celebrating Jewish Life in Shepardic Spain," at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave. Through entrancing Ladino (Hispanic Jewish) songs, stories and images, Helzner transports ...
Yeshiva University's Office of Student Life announced today that 14 undergraduate students will participate in a special Midwest edition of its annual “Jewish Life Coast to Coast” service learning and experiential education mission during the YU's upcoming winter intersession. From January 10 – 17, the ...
Thank G‑d, Jerusalem is pulsating with Jewish life. Yet the Jews in Jerusalem live under threat of terror attack. We eagerly await the day when the words of the prophet (Zechariah 8:3) will be fulfilled: So said the L‑rd: I will return to Zion, and I will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem shall be called the city of truth, ...
Pogrebin discusses her spiritual journey to learn about leading a Jewish life in "My Jewish Year" through her interviews with 60 rabbis and her ...
... but also of the smaller centers where Jewish life is pulsating, where the struggle for existence is hardest and where Jewish contributions to ...
The celebration kicks off a new campaign to secure the future of Rosovsky Hall and Jewish life on campus, according to a statement by the ...
Maimonides' 14-volume work is the only collection of Jewish law that spans the entirety of Jewish life, including those laws that only apply ...
The Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning on Vancouver Island, co-directed by Rabbi Meir and Chani Kaplan, right, celebrates the ...
Here were the Italian relatives, and simply living in New York City is to be steeped in Jewish life. Throughout my six years in New York City, ...
Missing was any sense of how Jewish students actually experience Jewish life at these colleges. As the student magazine New Voices recently ...
... The sign-up was organized by Atlanta area rabbis in the Toco Hill area, which is the known as the hub of Atlanta's Orthodox Jewish life.
“How can we include these chickens in our Jewish life?” she asks. “I want the ritual to be so embraced that people really really believe that this ...
At least six of the men owned slaves, “though most only owned one as a house servant,” according to the Institute for Southern Jewish Life.
With its abundance of cultural and creative offerings, Providence has been dubbed the “Creative Capital.” Head down a typical street in the ...
The architecture of the museum entrance was designed to evoke the parting of the Red Sea and also the bridge of history — a rich Jewish life ...
Filmmaker Isaac Artenstein likes to tell good stories, especially unknown ones, and if those stories inform and entertain others, even better.
Every fraternity story that I have ends the same way. “Thank God, there were no smart phones then.” While that remains true, after holding ...
They, and the 200 others they trained over 10 years, worked to keep the spark of Jewish life alive in synagogues and homes during Communist ...
Rabbi Lawrence Karol, spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El in Las Cruces, NM, since 2011, says that Las Cruces' proximity to the Mexican border ...
The Jewish life category focuses on “the availability and diversity of Jewish institutions on campus, the presence of nearby synagogues (both ...
... and Professor Michael Brenner writes about the moral and intellectual debate over the post-Holocaust future of Jewish life in Germany.
Yet, she drives 20 miles to work six days a week at the Center for Jewish Life in Marlboro. Her inspiration is Rabbi Yossi Kanelsky, the center's ...
But with Sunday's grand opening of the Center for Jewish Life at 36 West Water Street in Sag Harbor, members now have a permanent home of ...
Adi needed help with her daughter who had been encouraged to attend a small college in Massachusetts. Adi and her daughter, Michal, ...
From September 12 until October 3, ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) hosts the traveling exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany ...
Well, start with having lots of Jewish students — the fact that you need a minyan of ten people to properly pray shows how much Judaism ...
The father found no thriving town, no sign of Jewish life. When he asked a resident whether any Jews still lived there, he was directed to walk up a hill and knock on the door, where he found a Jewish man who had converted to Christianity decades earlier.
In pre-state Israel, he saw the first blossoming of Jewish life in Tel Aviv and in kibbutzim. Yet he also saw the fierce fighting between the right and the left on political issues that sickened him, the exploitation of the German Jewish refugees who ...
According to Lutski, if it had not been for the vicissitudes of Jewish life over the centuries, the Jewish people would not have lost this reliable tradition and it would not have become restricted to a select few.
Seligman and Shapiro were awarded the Robert S. & Ceil N. Levy Young Leadership Award due to their exceptional commitment and passion for service and philanthropy in several areas of Jewish life. Seligman chairs The Collaborative - Federation's ...
Boxing was very much part of Jewish life in New York then - and Dad's humour was like a verbal fight to be the funniest guy in the room.


 

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