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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...
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...
United Nations building in New York City. Credit: Pixabay.

Israel leads UN innovation conference on global response to coronavirus

Israel is leading a U.N. innovation conference focused on developing technological tools to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The two-day conference, which began on Thursday, features world-renowned experts who are slated to discuss the connection between...
The Arizona Capitol Museum building in Phoenix. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Eight Israeli startups to take part in virtual tech show in Arizona

Eight Israeli startups will participate in this month’s virtual technology conference in Arizona in the hopes of appealing to investors and securing funding. The UNMET Arizona 2020 virtual conference, co-hosted by the Arizona Commerce Authority and Stout...
American Jewish Committee logo. Source: ajc.org.

American Jewish Committee cancels global forum in Berlin due to pandemic

American Jewish Committee has canceled its annual global forum due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced the organization on Thursday. It was scheduled to be held in Berlin from June 14-17. “It was a tough call to...
U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr speaks at “The Future of Human Rights in an Era of Increased anti-Semitism" conference in Tel Aviv on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Yelena Kvetny.

What is the future of human rights in an era of amplified anti-Semitism?

Anti-Semitism has increased dramatically in the past decade, particularly in Europe and North America, with college campuses, work places, political parties, social media and civil society becoming fertile ground for violent extremism and hateful...