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Miriam Friedman, whose life spanned the oppression of Soviet Russia, the chaos of post-World War II Europe and the heady growth of Chabad in the United States and around the world, passed away on June 11 at age 101. She was born on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat in the winter of 1916 to Rabbi Yosef Baruch and Ita...
Première représentation Mardi 20 juin 2017 à 20h30 au Centre Rachi, 39 rue Broca, 75005 Paris D’après Le Petit Prince d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, adaptation et mise en scène par Amos Oren. Avec musique et musiciens en « live ». Durée du spectacle 1h Le Petit Prince a fêté ses 70 ans ! À cette occasion, le Troïm Teater a désiré monter une adaptation en yiddish de l’oeuvre de...
צום צענטן מאָל פֿירט די „ייִדיש־ליגע‟, צוזאַמען מיטן „ייִוואָ‟, אָן מיט אַן אַקאַדעמישן רעפֿעראַט אויף ייִדיש לזכר דעם לינגוויסט און אַקטיוויסט פֿאַר ייִדיש, מרדכי שעכטער ז׳׳ל. זינט עס איז אַוועק זײַן פֿרוי טשאַרנע שעכטער ז׳׳ל אין 2014 ווידמען די צוויי אָרגאַניזאַציעס די פּראָגראַם אויך איר אָנדענק. הײַיאָר וועט ד׳׳ר רחמיאל פּעלץ, אַ פּראָפֿעסאָר פֿון ייִדישע שטודיעס אין „דרעקסל־אוניווערסיטעט‟, האַלטן אַ...

Reb Dovid Yitzchok Wallk, Z”l

Reb Dovid Yitzchok Wallk of Boro Park was niftar Sunday evening, 17 Sivan, at the age of 61, after a difficult illness. Reb Dovid, a highly respected member of the Gerrer kehillah and alumnus of Yeshiva Derech Chaim, was a noted baal tzedakah and oved Hashem who persevered through great difficulties to lead a life dedicated to Torah, avodah...
Author and historian Jack Fischel is best known as the founder of the Holocaust conference at Millersville University. That, by itself, is quite a legacy. But it is only part of who he is. Fischel, 79, who retired as chairman of Millersville’s history department in 2003, has served on the boards of the Lancaster City Human Relations Commission, the Lancaster Jewish...

All the colors of Jewish education

Sometimes the world seems as if it’s divided into so many little never-intersecting bubbles that it’s coming out of a gigantic plastic wand a crazed giant is waving in the air. We see the dangers of that separation, that state of walled-offness, all around us; in our politics, in our news sources, in our understanding of the world. We certainly...

What Jews should know about breast cancer

When she approached her synagogue sisterhood at Temple Emanuel of North Jersey with the idea of sponsoring a free public educational program about breast cancer, Hannah Lee Gold of Wayne was driven not only by her own interest but by the knowledge that many women — and men — do not know the variety of resources available to help...
The founding principal of a Modern Orthodox Jewish high school, the national director of an organization that works for the inclusion for children with special needs, and the co-founder of an adult Jewish learning organization are the recipients of the 2017 Covenant Awards for excellence in Jewish education. The New York-based Covenant Foundation announced the recipients of the awards, among...
Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias knows Jews are a small minority in her home base of Santa Cruz. That’s why she hopes the locals will “come out of the woodwork” to her synagogue’s upcoming Jewish Cultural Festival. Organizers expect up to 1,500 people to attend the festival, which will be held Sunday, June 11 at Temple Beth El in Aptos. Running from...
In 2014, the Connecticut Jewish Ledger listed Rabbi Levi and Chanie Schectman on their annual “Movers and Shakers” list. For those who knew them, this didn’t come as a surprise; since the couple had opened Chabad at Wesleyan in 2011, they had had an increasing impact on Jewish students at Wesleyan University, hosting a variety of programs for the...

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