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‘A Call to Remember: The David Schaecter Story’ will air Thursday at the Aspen Jewish Community Center, and include a conversation with the film’s subject. Courtesy photo
In a study released in April 2018, more than one-fifth of millennials surveyed said they haven’t heard of the Holocaust or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of it. A full two-thirds couldn’t identify what Auschwitz is. (In case you’re in that demographic, in the early 1940s, it was a Nazi concentration camp where an estimated 1.1 million Jewish prisoners...
The exhibit, ¿Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews,¿ was created by the Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History. It details the protest movement regarding the rights of Jewish people living in Russia at that time.
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford has brought a traveling exhibit about the movement to free the Soviet Jews in the 1960s to the Mandell JCC's Chase Family Gallery. The exhibit, "Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews," was created by the Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History. It details the protest movement regarding the rights of Jewish...
Volunteers from the United States will have the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig in Israel as part of a pilot program that begins in November 2018. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.
Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that encourages American Jews to lend their services to help the Jewish state, announces a new pilot program that tacks on archeology to its endeavors from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1. The 14-day program starts with one week of volunteering on an Israeli army base, followed by a week volunteering at an active...
Two dramatic Jewish-themed films will be screened in July in Boca Raton and Delray Beach . "Righteous," a 2016 Polish drama based on a true story about a Jewish orphan who was hidden during the Holocaust by a Polish couple, will be screened on July 11 at 1 p.m. at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center's Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center in...
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Cultures      Arts Festival de culture juive de Cracovie Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow du 22 Juin au 1 Juil Cracovie      Arts Summer Art Camp 2018 The Israel Museum du 1 Juil au 26 Août Jerusalem      Cinéma Festival du film juif de Berlin Festival du film juif de Berlin du 26 Juin au 5 Juil Berlin      Lumière Light in Jerusalem Municipalité de Jérusalem du 27 Juin au 5 Juil Jérusalem      Théâtre Festival d'Avignon Festival d'Avignon du 6 au 29 Juil Avignon      Bijoux Bijoux des deux voix -...
Dear readers: The news this week has made us sick to our stomachs — massive immigrant detention camps, the Supreme Court’s Muslim Ban and JANUS decisions, Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the Supreme Court, and more. The Trump administration wants us to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed, to look away, to give up. But we were made for this moment. Our history...
Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer, who passed away on June 21 at the age of 68. Credit: Screenshot.
American Jewish groups mourned the passing of renowned conservative columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer, who passed away from small intestine cancer on June 21 at the age of 68. “The Simon Wiesenthal Center mourns the passing of brilliant, passionate, irrepressible Charles Krauthammer. He overcame a horrific injury to his body. It never damaged his soul. America has lost him just...
Lori Polin between daughters Marisa (at left) and Alexa.
San Diego Jewish community leader, Lori Polin, will be awarded the 2018 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award for her extraordinary involvement and leadership in our local community. The prestigious, internationally recognized Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award is given to Lions of Judah who have demonstrated the highest ideals of leadership and involvement. Winners are chosen by their communities as “women of valor” with a lifetime of...
If spring is here can the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival be far behind?  So, forget the cold and plan on celebrating everything Jewish at the 2018 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018  at St Paul Forest Preserve at Oakton (8000 N) and Lehigh (6300 W) in Morton Grove, from 11am-6pm.  Rain location is Niles West HS,...
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County volunteers made fundraising calls on Super Sunday March 11. (Courtesy)
How many Jews live in South Florida? Where do they come from? And what do they need? Two new surveys, completed in May, are seeking answers to these questions and will determine whether South Florida maintains its status as the third largest Jewish population center in the United States. Results and an analysis are expected later this year. The surveys, focusing...

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