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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Educators Answer Anti-Semitism

The Atlanta Initiative Against Anti-Semitism gathered more than 200 educators, administrators, parents and other community leaders Wednesday, Nov. 8, to respond to signs of increasing bullying and other anti-Jewish actions in public and private schools in the metro area. The TASK (Tackling Anti-Semitism for Our Kids) conference at Temple Emanu-El, modeled on the initial AIAAS conference held in March, brought...
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https://www.youtube.com/embed/5J2HAZhhasI It is an event many in the Coastal Bend look forward to every year, and why not? The combination of food, music and entertainment make the annual Jewish Food Festival, presented by Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood (4402 Saratoga Blvd.), an experience you won't likely forget. Now in its 31st year, the festival offers a wide variety of traditional Jewish meals,...
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During the Israeli-American Council (IAC) fourth annual National Conference prminent leaders from the Israeli, Israeli-American and Jewish American community explored the path to create a unified Jewish community that transcends national borders. One of the main events featured a discussion between Israel’s Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett and Editor-in-Chief of Jewish Journal David Suissa on the Israeli-Diaspora...
Rabbi Yonah Schiller, executive director of Tulane Hillel, received a mysterious email from a colleague wishing him congratulations last Friday, before the Jewish holiday of Shabbat began. Unable to use the Internet or electronics during the holiday, he had to wait until Sunday to follow up. After the holiday ended, Schiller was given some clarification. He had been chosen as one of Forward’s...
At the occasion of World Philosophy Day 2017, UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will also associate itself with the 2017 Ciudad de las Ideas, organized by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Andrés Roemer, in Puebla (Mexico), from 17 to 19 November 2017. This edition is entitled “Beyond X”, and includes cutting-edge scientists and entrepreneurs who will discuss where humanity...
Unlike several other Maryland counties, Frederick County Public Schools is unlikely to consider opening schools on two major Jewish holidays. Both options scheduled to be presented Wednesday to the Frederick County Board of Education keep schools closed on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur — two of the most sacred holidays for Jewish people. The calendar committee, a collection of 24 members...
LAWRENCE — The history of Midwest Jews is an area ripe for scholarship, and the University of Kansas is well-placed to be a center of such study, according to a researcher who has begun working on a book on the subject. David Katzman, professor emeritus of American studies, received a grant from the Overland Park-based Barton P. and Mary D....
Wheat Harvest Being Transferred to Our Gravity Wagon Donate Here Dear Supporters, We are excited to announce the launch of our Yiddish Farm Flour CSA!  Now you can bake with 100% Yiddish Farm grown organic stone ground flours. Sign Up Here CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  It works like a subscription service, you pay just once a year and receive your flour share...
Peter Moshe Shamah bemoans the lack of ties between young Jews and the arts. “The modern Jewish experience is just not as attuned to the arts as it used to be,” said Shamah, who grew up in New Milford and is currently living in Highland Park while a senior at Rutgers University. “Now everybody wants to be a doctor...
The devastating wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties this week have caused death, injuries and destruction for miles around — but they have also brought out the best in people wanting to lend a hand. Synagogues, Jewish agencies and scores of individual volunteers have lined up to assist families evacuated from the danger zones, some of whom have lost...

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