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Israeli poet Natan Zach, who died on Nov. 6, 2020 at the age of 89. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.

Israel Prize-winning poet Natan Zach dies at 89

Natan Zach, an Israeli writer who had a major impact on the development of modern Hebrew poetry, died on Friday at the age of 89. Zach published more than two dozen books, including several that...

Jewish Future Pledge and Jewish Federations of North America Partner to Ensure the Future...

Today, Jewish Future Pledge and The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) announced a new partnership, which will advance a shared vision and commitment to secure a vibrant Jewish future, sparking critical intergenerational conversations...
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in the Squirrel hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Credit: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Honoring the two-year anniversary of Tree of Life shooting by strengthening communal bridges

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, the religious leader of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, and several other survivors of the mass shooting that cut short the lives of 11 Jewish members of the three congregations sharing a...
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

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...
Maccabi Task Force staff and students participating in their 2020 virtual campus conference. Source: Screenshot.

Maccabee Task Force urges pro-Israel, Jewish students to forge ties with African-American community

This year’s Maccabee Task Force conference for students and professionals across America and Canada highlighted the importance of forging ties between Jewish and Israel groups with black groups on campus. Because of the coronavirus...
JDC volunteers delivered food packages to seniors prior to the start of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 18, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Communities worldwide celebrate New Year amid pandemic with help of JDC

In the face of a new, socially distant pandemic reality, thousands of Jews worldwide managed to enjoy JDC-supported holiday programming for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Nearly 9,000 elderly Jews in the former Soviet...
Volunteers hand out food at a kosher drive-by distribution site sponsored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Feeding South Florida, Jewish Community Services of South Florida and Temple Emanuel in July. Credit: Courtesy.

Jewish communal institutions jump hurdles to meet social needs during corona, economic crisis

In the first few weeks of the global pandemic, the Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center Service of Passaic-Clifton, a regional JFS organization in New Jersey, saw an immediate increase in requests for food...
UH volunteers together with Guy Lerer and staff of HaTzinor about to hand deliver the first gift cards.

New Humanitarian Dispatch Center Distributing Financial Aid Ahead of Holidays To People Hit By...

Israeli journalist Guy Lerer, from Channel 13’s HaTzinor television program, spearheaded a campaign to assist those in financial need as a result of the Coronavirus economic crisis. Utilizing money that was donated by people...

Jewish Life Television Mourns the Passing of Its Founder, Phil Blazer

We are saddened by the passing of our founder, Phil Blazer, on August 25, 2020 in Burbank, California, at the age of 76. Phil Blazer's broadcasting career began at the age of 21 when legendary...
Ruth Gavison attends a discussion on the nation-state bill in the Knesset on Sept. 18, 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Internationally acclaimed Israeli legal scholar Ruth Gavison dies at 75

Internationally acclaimed Israeli legal scholar died on Aug. 15 at the age of 75. Gavison, a founder of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, was one of the country’s most prominent, original and influential...