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 By Ben Sales    Features    July 3, 2020

For the few Jewish camps that are opening despite risks, finding willing families hasn't been hard

(JTA) - This week, as he prepares to open Camp Modin and administer coronavirus tests to its hundreds of campers and staff, Howard Salzberg is still fielding 50 calls a day from parents who want to...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 26, 2020

ADL and NAACP call on companies to stop running Facebook ads in July

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League, along with the NAACP and other civil rights groups, is calling on corporations not to advertise on Facebook in July because of the social media platform’s unwillingness to police hate speech.  The campaign,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 19, 2020

800 rabbis and cantors support peaceful protest against racism

(JTA) — More than 800 rabbis and cantors, including the leaders of three major denominations, signed a statement in support of peaceful protest against racism and in memory of George Floyd. The statement invoked Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, an...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 12, 2020

Is George Soros funding George Floyd protests?

(JTA) — Right-wing conspiracy theorists are increasingly claiming that George Soros is funding recent protests and riots across the United States in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. According to the Anti-Defamation League, “aggressive l...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 22, 2020

Hope fading and regulations tightening, more Jewish camps set to cancel

(JTA)—At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and as recently as a couple weeks ago, some Jewish camps had hoped they could run for part of the summer. For a growing number of camps, that hope now appears to be vanishing. Two Conservative Ramah...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 22, 2020

Ramah camps anticipate a total budget shortfall of $27 million this year, but don't expect to fold

(JTA)—The network of 10 Conservative Jewish Ramah camps in North America will lose approximately half of their collective annual revenue if they all need to cancel camp and refund tuition—a total...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 22, 2020

Conservative Jewish youth group USY cancels summer travel programs

(JTA)—The Conservative Jewish youth group United Synagogue Youth is canceling its summer travel programs for teens, the latest in a string of canceled Jewish summer programs. The announcement comes as several Conservative Ramah summer camps are...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 15, 2020

It's official: Most Reform Jewish camps will cancel this summer

(JTA)-Nearly all Reform Jewish summer camps, and at least one Conservative camp, will remain closed for the 2020 summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 15, 2020

From cabins to bungalows: Some Jewish overnight camps may become socially distanced family retreats this summer

(JTA)-Every summer, JCC Ranch Camp in Colorado gives hundreds of kids an outdoorsy Jewish experience. There's hiking, mountain biking, ropes courses and horseback riding, along with the traditional...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 1, 2020

Jewish nonprofits are struggling-how can donors help?

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)—In the weeks after it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic would spark a lasting economic crisis, the Jewish world’s leading funder group put together a memo with some back-of-the-envelope projections for how muc...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    April 3, 2020

Passover in a pandemic: Families on Zoom, solo seders and broken traditions

(JTA)-Rena Munster was looking forward to hosting a Passover seder for the first time. In past years, her parents or another relative hosted the meal. But this year she had invited her parents,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 3, 2020

'Painful and deep': Jewish nonprofits face dire economic prospects during and after coronavirus

NEW YORK (JTA)—Some 38,000 people work at Jewish community centers across North America, staffing preschools, camps, gyms, classes, activities for seniors and more. Because of the coronavirus crisis, a lot of them are going to lose their jobs....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 13, 2020

Syrian Muslim donated a tree in Israel for an Italian boy

(JTA)—Aboud Dandachi isn’t Jewish. Or Israeli. Or Italian. Or sick with coronavirus. He’s a Muslim from Syria living in Canada. But when he read the Jewish Telegraphic Agency story about an Italian boy whose bar mitzvah was curtailed because...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 6, 2020

Jersey City's kosher supermarket is starting to reopen

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA)-Two months after his wife was murdered in the attack on this city's only kosher grocery store, owner Moshe Ferencz was back behind the counter this week. The store, which has...

 

More than 50 JCCs nationwide receive emailed bomb threats

This is a developing story. NEW YORK (JTA)—More than 50 Jewish community centers in 23 states have received emailed bomb threats since Saturday. None of the threats have been found to be credible, though local law enforcement agencies have been not...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 21, 2020

White supremacists distributed more propaganda in 2019 but held fewer events, ADL says

(JTA)—One flyer reads “Holocaust = fake news.” Another says “America is not for sale.” And another: “Diversity destroys nations.” These are just a few of the 2,713 pieces of propaganda distributed in the United States by white...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 7, 2020

A.G. Barr meets with Jewish leaders

NEW YORK (JTA)—In a meeting Tuesday with Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, U.S. Attorney General William Barr pledged to track and prosecute hate crimes more aggressively on the federal level while also blaming the rise of anti-Semitism on what...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 31, 2020

Survey: most American adults don't know 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust

(JTA)—Half of American adults are unaware of basic facts regarding Nazism and the Holocaust, including the number of Jews who were killed and how Nazis came to power. Those are some of the findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center released...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 24, 2020

NAACP suspends official

NEW YORK (JTA)-A local NAACP official in New Jersey has been suspended from his position for six months after giving a speech castigating Orthodox Jews in Jersey City and the largely Jewish city of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 17, 2020

More than 25,000 march against anti-Semitism in New York City

NEW YORK (JTA)-An estimated 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and held a rally on Sunday to protest rising anti-Semitism in and around New York City. The rally comes following a spate o...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 17, 2020

Monsey rabbi who survived stabbing attack gives invocation at New York State of the State address

NEW YORK (JTA)-Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Chanukah, delivered an invocation at Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 3, 2020

Netanyahu easily wins Likud primary

(JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won his party's leadership primary with 72.5 percent of the vote. Challenger Gideon Saar got 27.5 percent, according to Haaretz. Turnout for the...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 27, 2019

Inside the biggest American Shabbat service of the year

CHICAGO (JTA)-Josh Nelson sat onstage in front of 5,000 people, accompanied by eight other musicians and perched next to a ginormous video screen bearing the words to one of Judaism's central...

 

Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration's announcement

(JTA)-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria to be illegal. Here's an explainer about what th...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 29, 2019

Ukraine asked Alexander Vindman to be its defense minister, and other takeaways from his impeachment testimony

This is a developing story.  (JTA)—Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer whose firsthand account of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine is at the center of the...

 

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