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Jewish community professionals, educators, rabbis and lay leaders recently met at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation to inaugurate the Thought Leadership Forum for the Jewish Disabilities Inclusion Project. (GOODMAN JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF)
Jewish community professionals, educators, rabbis and lay leaders representing 12 synagogues and organizations throughout Broward County recently met at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation to inaugurate the Thought Leadership Forum for the Jewish Disabilities Inclusion Project. The Jewish Disabilities Inclusion Project, which was conceived and is managed and supported by Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County, was created to support Jewish agencies and...
David Solomon will become CEO of Goldman Sachs on October 1, with Lloyd Blankfein remaining as chairman through year-end (after which Solomon will hold both titles). We knew the announcement was coming — Solomon's promotion has been a question of when, not if, since rival Harvey Schwartz left earlier this year — and this is Goldman Sachs making it official. "To...
The Library of Congress has selected Shari Rosenstein Werb and David S. Mandel to be the directors, respectively, of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement and the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation. These key posts are at the helms of newly established offices that are central to executing the Library’s strategy of informing, inspiring and engaging the public. “I am...
I had heard on NPR that Steve Costa and Kate Levinson wanted to sell a bookstore they had owned since 2002 in this delightful Northern California coastal town, and get on with new life opportunities. In 2016 they interviewed prospective buyers. Karen and I looked at each other in 2016 and silently said no. We had a small book...
The Helsinki Synagogue, erected in 1906. (Credit: Chabad.org/News)
As the world’s eyes turn toward Helsinki’s hosting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in one of the Finnish capital’s traditional summit meeting places, the Presidential palace, Rabbi Benyamin Wolff has his eyes set more on the building next door. Wolff and his wife, Frumma Ita, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Finland in Helsinki, have helped grow the city’s...
Members of the Reform movement and Hebrew Union College confront police and security guards while trying to enter a mixed men and women prayer area at the public square in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Nov. 16, 2017.
A pair of Israeli cabinet members and a Knesset member have in recent weeks inflamed tensions between the Jewish state and leaders of American Jewish organizations by expressing opposition or even disdain towards supporters of an improved egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem. Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev resigned as head of a panel responsible for...
Courtesy: Leslie Cagan, Via Facebook
Though the content of our mission is not specifically feminist, we have modeled feminist activism... – Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, an activist, active since the early 1960s civil rights movement in Harlem died Monday from Parkinson’s disease, her partner, Leslie Cagan, wrote on Facebook. She was 73. Born Melanie Kaye in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, her parents had anglicized their last name...
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Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, delivered before the UN Human Rights Council, July 3, 2018: Mr. President, one year ago in this chamber I asked the Arab states a simple question: 'Where are your Jews?' My question was met with dead silence. Millions of people worldwide watched the video, witnessing for themselves the hypocrisy and double standards that...
Led by Kolya Borodulin, with renowned Yiddish language and culture teachers Miriam Hoffman, Chava Lapin, Sheva Zucker, Eugene Orenstein, Shane Baker and superb klezmer musicians Deborah Strauss, Zisl Slepovitch, Aaron Alexander, Yiddish theater director Motl Didner, premier Yiddish dance maven Steve Weintraub and children’s program coordinator Eleonore Biezunski. Register online today: http://circle.org/what-we-do/yiddish-language/yiddishland/ Spaces are going quickly, only a few rooms left. Register soon! Questions?...
The idea of aliyah—Jews immigrating to Israel from the Diaspora—generally conjures up the image of young single people or young families. But plenty of people aged 65 and over also make the decision to come to Israel once they have raised their children and grandchildren, according to a new report from the Knesset Research and Information Center. The report, based on...

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