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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

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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

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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...
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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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...
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Coalition of more than 120 NGOs Calls on Facebook to Create a Comprehensive Hate...

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On Friday, August 7, 2020, a coalition of more than 120 NGOs submitted a letter to Facebook, urging the social media company to implement a comprehensive hate speech policy on anti-Semitism that incorporates the full International Holocaust...
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. Credit: Courtesy of the Steinsaltz Center.

One of Judaism’s great commentators, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, dies at age 83

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Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, one of Judaism’s exceptional modern-day commentators, died in Jerusalem after suffering from acute pneumonia. He was 83 years old. Steinsaltz was born in Jerusalem on July 11, 1937. His scholarship was...