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The annual Winter Limmud FSU event will be taking place at the Schwartz-Reisman Centre on Sunday, Feb. 11, and will feature lectures and programs for Russian-speaking Jews of all ages. There will be 10 presenters at this Limmud FSU conference, with three hours of sessions starting at 3 p.m., that will be followed by a performance of the Jewish Dramatic Youth (JDY) theatre’s new...
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the largest film-fest in Georgia drawing nearly 40,000 movie-goers each year, has announced its 2018 line up for several key nights, including opening and closing. The festival, held at various theaters throughout Atlanta, opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 15. On Thursday, the festival announced its movie lineups for opening night, closing night and Young...
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 griddles and pouring cups of Starbucks coffee for Camp Hope residents, as well as other people hanging out at the broader Mesilla Valley Community of Hope...
Inspired by Theodor Herzl’s famous saying, “If you will it, it is no dream,” three Chicago area synagogues made Christmas wishes come true last week for 460 students at a local public school named for the Zionist movement founder. In an effort spearheaded by director of congregational learning Lori Sagarin at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, Illinois, members of her congregation, along with members...
  Two thousand athletes, representing teams from America, Israel and South American nations, competed at the 36th annual Maccabi Games that took place Nov. 16-26 at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach. "This is one of the most popular programs that began at our JCC in 1982. Many Jews from South America belonged to sports Maccabi clubs...
Some 700 Venezuelan Jews participated in the first Limmud Jewish learning and culture event in Caracas, over 10 percent of the country’s Jewish population. The Limmud program on Sunday included tracks for children and teens. “It was thrilling to see grandparents, grandchildren, young adults, students, Sephardim, Ashkenazim, secular, religious, people from every part of the community streaming in,” Anabella de Jaroslavsky,...
When a product is more than a century old and its customer base is declining, freshening its image becomes a priority. Such is the case with Conservative Judaism and the organization that links together some 500 congregations, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism — or, as its leadership now prefers to call it, just USCJ. A rebranding, aimed as much for internal as...
This year's meeting of the Society for crypto-Judaic Studies took place at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia on November 5-7, and featured a odiverse gathering of traditional and independent scholars, researchers, and testimonials related to the study of crypto-Jewish history, genealogy, culture, and life. A number of speakers and participants came from crypto-Jewish Sephardi backgrounds from Portugal, Spain,...
Eyewitness accounts of Nazi atrocities found buried in the rubble of the Warsaw Ghetto have gone on display in Poland for the first time. The exhibition, “What We Could Not Shout Out To The World,” includes more than 35,000 documents compiled and hidden by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and other Jews who lived in the ghetto. The Ringelblum archive survived the destruction...

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