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Medical equipment lent out by Yad Sarah. Credit: Courtesy.

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

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

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

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...
Jewish prayer. Credit: Pixabay.

OU, Rabbinical Council join call for day of prayer amid ongoing pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the world and within Jewish communities—and especially in light of the new virus variants discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa—public-health guidance dictates continued mask-wearing...
U.S. businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, at the opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

With great sorrow: Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021

It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon, of complications from a long illness. Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political...
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Orthodox Union launches virtual support group for siblings with special needs

The Orthodox Union’s Yachad organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox Jewish community has launched a support network for siblings of individuals with special needs. The group held its first session and has set...

Recent Increase in Anti-Semitism Compels CCL Shul Members to Offer Life Saving Course to...

As synagogues around the US take increased precautionary safety measures, a Chicago-based Jewish organization is offering courses that can save lives in the event of an attack. “Stop the Bleed” is a 60-minute course...
Thousands of rabbis and guests at the November 2019 grand banquet. This year, even more will be getting together on Nov. 15, 2020, albeit virtually due to the global coronavirus pandemic. File Photo: Mendel Konikov/Chabad.org.

Chabad virtual event to highlight triumph of Jewish resilience

The resilience of Jewish life amid the devastation wrought by the global coronavirus pandemic will be the major theme of this year’s Grand Event, the virtual stand-in for the Gala Banquet that annually caps...
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...