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Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics and Community Development volunteers organize the delivery of food packages in Modi'in, Israel, March 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbinical organization in Israel forms food-distribution system for elderly amid virus

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An Israeli rabbinical organization has created what it claims is a unique volunteer system for the distribution of food and basic necessities to the elderly and other homebound Israelis amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. The...

Serge Cwajgenbaum z”l (1946-2019)

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The World Jewish Congress joins the European Jewish Congress and our Jewish communities throughout Europe in mourning the passing of long-time EJC Secretary-General, and friend, Serge Cwajgenbaum z”l. Serge was a pivotal figure for European...
Eitan Haber, Israeli journalist, publicist and close associate of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, June 9, 2013. Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90.

Journalist Eitan Haber, confidant of Yitzhak Rabin, dies at 80

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Eitan Haber—reporter, publicist and bureau chief for the office of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin—died on Wednesday at the age of 80. Haber became world-famous for his tearful announcement to the public, at...
A view of the The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill building. Credit: Screenshot via Google.

Jewish Federation of Durham responds to criticism with national implications for hiring decisions

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Following critiques by the media and by activists of the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill’s and local synagogues’ “light” response to the employment of anti-Israel activists within their organizations, the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel...
Some 2,500 Masa fellows, alumni and professionals from 40 countries gathered at Ra’anana Park Amphitheater in Israel to celebrate the launch of the 2019-20 programming year and the organization’s 50th anniversary. Photo by Ran Biran.

Thousands bridge countries and cultures, kicking off new year of Masa programs

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As many as 2,500 Masa fellows, alumni and professionals from 40 countries gathered at Ra’anana Park Amphitheater in Israel to celebrate the launch of the 2019-20 programming year and the organization’s 50th anniversary. In addition...

Reform Jewish Movement Responds to School Shooting in South Florida

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In response to yesterday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left at least 17 people dead and many more injured, Reform Jewish leaders issued the following statements: Rabbi Jonah Dov...

Jewish synagogue serves Christmas breakfast to homeless residents

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LAS CRUCES - The smell of eggs and pancakes filled the air Christmas morning just outside Las Cruces' tent city for homeless residents. About 20 members of a local Jewish synagogue were wielding spatulas, manning portable...

Adding depth to Holocaust classes

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One of many anti-Jewish laws the Nazi regime enacted between 1933 and 1945 prohibited Jews from owning dogs, cats, and birds. So what were German Jewish families to do with their beloved pets? This question...

Celebrate the History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community! Dec 8th.

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December 8, 2016, 6-8pm San Diego History Center, In the heart of Balboa Park The San Diego History Center and Cinewest Productions cordially invite you to a private, preview presentation of Celebrate San Diego! The History...