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Ed Asner in 2013. Credit: s_bukley/Shutterstock.

Prolific Jewish actor Ed Asner of ‘Mary Tyler Moore,’ ‘Up’ fame dies at 91

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Jewish actor Ed Asner, who got his big break in 1970 in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representative confirmed to The Associated Press. “We...
Israeli Mossad agent Yael Man during her operational years. Source: Archive.

Iconic Mossad agent Yael Man dies at 85

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Famed Mossad agent Yael Man, whose contributions to the intelligence agency made her a national Israeli hero, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. Man served as an undercover agent in Lebanon, gathering...

Jews in all 6 Gulf Countries Join together for First Selichot Gathering in Decades

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the people-to-people network of Jewish communities from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that are developing Jewish life in the region, will hold its first joint Selichot...
The Jewish Agency’s ShinShinim emissaries in Israel before departing for communities around the world, August 2021 Photo by Amit Amar.

145 Jewish Agency young emissaries set to arrive in communities around world

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A total of 145 ShinShinim (gap-year emissaries) will depart this month for communities around the world on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel to begin a year of voluntary service to help strengthen world Jewry’s...
Former Israeli minister and Knesset member Itzik Shmuli (left) has been tapped as the new director-general of UJA-Federation of New York’s Israel office. He is pictured with UJA’s CEO Eric S. Goldstein, Aug. 1, 2021. Credit: UJA Federation of New York.

UJA-Federation of New York appoints Itzik Shmuli to direct its Israel office

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UJA-Federation of New York, which represents the largest Jewish community outside of Israel and is one of Israel’s largest philanthropic funders, announced that former Israeli minister Itzik Shmuli would become the new director-general of...
Soraya Nazarian (center) and her daughter, Dr. Sharon Nazarian (right), and WIZO president Esther Mor (center left) and WIZO chairperson Anita Friedman (left) at a ceremony dedicating the new day-care center in Tel Aviv. Credit: Courtesy.

WIZO dedicates new day-care center in Tel Aviv to Los Angeles philanthropists

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The Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) opened a new day-care center in Tel Aviv sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Younes and Soraya Nazarian Family Foundation. Named the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Day Care and Early...
Jackie Mason. Source: Twitter.

Legendary Jewish stand-up comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93

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Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Mason died at 6 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. His...
LR: Laizer Kornwasser, National Vice President of the OU and Co-Chairman of NCSY Youth Commission; Rabbi Dr. Joshua Joseph, Executive Vice President and COO of the OU; Tiffany Yankovich, National Development Director of NCSY; Becky and Avi Katz, Guests of Honor; Rabbi Micah Greenland, International Director of NCSY, Moishe Bane, President of the OU; Mitchel Aeder, Chairman of NCSY

More than 300 attend NCSY’s Gala celebrating champions for Jewish teens

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At its recent Gala, NCSY, the flagship youth movement of the Orthodox Union (OU), feted communal leaders who have invested in programs that have fostered Jewish continuity and identity. More than 300 supporters attended...
Participants of the kibbutz female leadership program meet with the Kibbutz Movement’s Secretary-General Nir Meir (in blue). Credit: Hilit Ben Zvi.

An extra leadership edge for women on kibbutz

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Israel’s kibbutzim have always been at the forefront of equality, with women working the land, taking part in leadership and generally viewed to be just as capable as their male counterparts. And yet, most of...
Women gather in Jerusalem under the auspices of an all-volunteer organization called Imahot L’Maan Imahot (“Mothers Supporting Mothers”), June 9, 2021. Credit: Courtesy

‘Day of Unity’ offers comfort, outreach for women who lost relatives on Lag B’Omer

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Dozens of women whose husbands, sons, brothers or fathers lost their lives in the crush on an overcrowded ramp at Mount Meron on Lag B’Omer joined together in Jerusalem last week in an emotional...