The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford opened the traveling exhibit "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America," at the Mandell JCC on June 28. Michael Feldberg, who curated the exhibit while he was director of research at the American Jewish Historical Society, spoke before the...
The 20th Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics,” will open with a record 10,000 athletes. The start of the games will be marked on Thursday with the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Some 30,000 people are expected for the opening, and it will be nationally televised on...
The Twin City community is sowing seeds of peace by uniting 10 teens from Israel — five Jews, five Arabs — in a program designed to improve understanding between the groups. The five Arab students come from a school near Nazareth in northern Israel and the five Jewish students attend a school...
A new prize will recognize individual’s contributions to the shaping of German-Israeli relations. The German-Israeli Future Forum and Germany’s Foreign Ministry are calling for applications from young professionals ages 18-45 from both Germany and Israel for the “Shimon Peres Prize” to be given in October in Berlin. Two awards will be given – one to...
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Aliyah Charter Flight - July 2017 Ceremony. The big send-off as 201 make Aliyah! Watch them land LIVE on the Nefesh B'Nefesh Facebook page at 8:30 AM Israel time, July 4th. PHOTO CREDIT: Shahar Azran ...
The North Carolina state legislature passed a bill that would bar the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The bill passed last week by both houses of the General Assembly has been sent to state Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature. The  bill titled  “Divestment from Companies That...
A central Italian town devastated last year by earthquakes has a new sports field, provided by the Italian Jewish community. On Sunday, a soccer field donated by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, or UCEI, was formally opened at Amatrice, with a friendly match between Maccabi Italia and a local...
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law an ethnic intimidation bill introduced after the vandalism of about 175 headstones at a local cemetery. The Ethnic Intimidation and Institutional Vandalism bill signed last week, says that fines for desecrating objects will be applied to each individual act of vandalizing a headstone,...
When Wimbledon starts next week, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from Argentina, fresh off an impressive five-set duel with perennial star Novak Djokovic at the French Open earlier this month, is No. 37 in the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings....
It’s amazing what kids absorb when they learn by example.   Give Beyond Your Friends and Family. When giving gifts (such as Chanukah or mishloach manos or anytime throughout the year) to teachers, friends, and family, remember the people like the plumber, the store clerks, the handyman, and the neighbor whose kitchen you...
Can a spacious warehouse in Suffern’s Spook Rock Industrial Park be “mitzvadik?” It can—and it is—when that warehouse is the new home of Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County! A festive chanukas habayis was held at the Tomche Shabbos warehouse on the evening of June 15, complete with music, speeches, an outdoor...
Brandeis University has received a $50 million gift — the largest single donation in the suburban Boston school’s 69-year history — to provide financial aid annually for hundreds of students. The gift from the estate of Rosaline and Marcia Cohn announced Tuesday by the university will establish the Jacob and...
The following is from Aish.com: Judaism is not very much known in my country, Nigeria. The closest (popular) thing we have to Judaism is the content of the Old Testament of the Bible, and maybe my Hebrew name, a gift from my parents who read the Bible so much. But...
Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfaith families especially saying it has spurred them to celebrate Jewish holidays and Shabbat and to learn more about Judaism, a new study found. The...


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