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Helping seniors and the elderly. Credit: Pixabay.

Jewish Communal Fund gives $700,000 in grants to Jewish charities in New York

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The Jewish Communal Fund of New York said on Monday that it has approved nearly $700,000 in grants to New York-based Jewish charities through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. The grants will help increase supply to a...

Announcing the ASF’s 2021 Broome & Allen Fellowship & Scholarship Recipients

The American Sephardi Federation congratulates the 24 Broome & Allen Fellowship & Scholarship Recipients for 2021! Dedicated to recognizing impressive academic accomplishments and service on behalf of the Greater Sephardic community, the ASF’s Broome & Allen Endowment also...
A Masa Israel Teaching Fellow examines artwork from Israeli students. Credit: Masa Israel Journey.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows celebrate 10 years of program

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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) is celebrating its 10-year milestone with an online ceremony for fellows, alumni, families and organizers on May 23, featuring live video from the Israeli cities where the program currently...
“Collective Compassion” shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental-health wellness needs of the Jewish community. Credit: Pixabay.

Program focuses on Jewish teen wellness during Mental Health Awareness Month

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The Jewish community is bringing the power of compassion to National Mental Health Awareness Month. A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, “Collective Compassion” shares...
Albert Arie in 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Albert Arie, one of remaining Jews in Egypt, dies at age 91

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Egyptian activist Albert Arie, who was born Jewish and known for his opposition to Israel and the Zionist movement, died on Thursday at age 91. He was born into a Jewish family in Egypt but...
Yaphet Kotto. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish actor Yaphet Kotto, star of ‘Alien,’ Bond villain, dies at age 81

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Actor Yaphet Kotto, who starred in the film “Alien” and played the first black James Bond villain, died on March 14 at the age of 81, his wife announced on Facebook. Kotto’s wife of 24...
The cover of the “Guide to Passover,” produced by the Orthodox Union. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox Union releases its ‘Guide to Passover’ 2021

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The Orthodox Union has released its annual “Guide to Passover,” which provides comprehensive guidance about kosher-for-Passover products. This year’s edition, available in both PDF and online database formats, features nearly 30,000 kosher-for-Passover products and charts...
Medical equipment lent out by Yad Sarah. Credit: Courtesy.

Yad Sarah inspires start of medical equipment-lending outlet in Connecticut

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Yad Sarah announces the benefit of Wheel It Forward, a Connecticut-based not-for-profit organization that offers a convenient destination for anyone to easily borrow or donate durable medical equipment. Like Yad Sarah’s lending centers, Wheel It...
Women from the Cochin Jewish community perform on stage during a culture event at Bar-Ilan University. Photo by Victor Yitzhak, Cochin Jewish Heritage Center.

Meet the Cochin Jews: Israel’s oldest Indian community

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Whatever way you look at it, the Jewish community of Cochin is an ancient one. If you rely on traditional lore, the Jews of the city of Cochin in southwestern India can trace their roots...

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients

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Last updated Jan. 22, 2021. We have begun vaccinating UC San Diego Health patients ages 65 and over. We will contact you via MyUCSDChart or telephone when we are ready to schedule your vaccination. Please see details...