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David Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor who fought Nazi-era insurance companies, dies at 92

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David Mermelstein, a survivor of Auschwitz who devoted much of his life to helping fellow survivors and educating children about the Holocaust, died July 6 in Miami at the age of 92. Mermelstein regularly spoke...
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...
Helping seniors and the elderly. Credit: Pixabay.

Jewish Communal Fund gives $700,000 in grants to Jewish charities in New York

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The Jewish Communal Fund of New York said on Monday that it has approved nearly $700,000 in grants to New York-based Jewish charities through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. The grants will help increase supply to a...

Announcing the ASF’s 2021 Broome & Allen Fellowship & Scholarship Recipients

The American Sephardi Federation congratulates the 24 Broome & Allen Fellowship & Scholarship Recipients for 2021! Dedicated to recognizing impressive academic accomplishments and service on behalf of the Greater Sephardic community, the ASF’s Broome & Allen Endowment also...
A Masa Israel Teaching Fellow examines artwork from Israeli students. Credit: Masa Israel Journey.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows celebrate 10 years of program

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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) is celebrating its 10-year milestone with an online ceremony for fellows, alumni, families and organizers on May 23, featuring live video from the Israeli cities where the program currently...
“Collective Compassion” shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental-health wellness needs of the Jewish community. Credit: Pixabay.

Program focuses on Jewish teen wellness during Mental Health Awareness Month

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The Jewish community is bringing the power of compassion to National Mental Health Awareness Month. A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, “Collective Compassion” shares...
Albert Arie in 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Albert Arie, one of remaining Jews in Egypt, dies at age 91

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Egyptian activist Albert Arie, who was born Jewish and known for his opposition to Israel and the Zionist movement, died on Thursday at age 91. He was born into a Jewish family in Egypt but...
More than 30,000 boxes of matzah will be delivered by JDC volunteers to the Jewish elderly in the former Soviet Union during the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, March 2021. Credit: JDC.

JDC offers annual Passover food packages, educational activities via Zoom

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is reaching widening global audiences this Passover with hundreds of online events, holiday content and its century-old tradition of delivering matzah to Jews in need. While in-person activities...