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Shabbat shalom to Oakmonte Village residents

For the past year dedicated volunteers, Elaine Wienstein and Barbara Zaslofsky, have been visiting and helping to lead a Shabbat service for the dozen or more Jewish residents at Oakmonte Village...

 

Shalom families are 'mitzvah superheroes' to firefighters on Community Helper Day

Twenty-five families from the Greater Orlando Jewish community gathered on the morning of Feb. 28 for Community Helper Day at Orlando Fire Station Number 1, 78 West Central Blvd. The event was...

 

The black-Jewish alliance in support of Israel in the 1940s

For at least four decades, black-Jewish relations have soured and whatever platitudes may be uttered by recognized leaders of both groups, the rank and file among both groups often hold aggressive...

 

With 75 percent non-Jewish students, Utah's Jewish school seeks to universalize Judaism

SALT LAKE CITY (JTA)-It's Friday afternoon at the McGillis School in Salt Lake City, and students from the third through fifth grades are gathered for the weekly Shabbat celebration. They read and...

 

In Flint crisis, Jews pitching in with corned beef, Dr. Brown's, and water

By David Stanley FLINT, Mich. (JTA)—At 86, Jeanne Aaronson is blind and lives alone, but she has seen a lot over the years. She lived in Flint when it was a manufacturing powerhouse, a center of the automotive business and a symbol of American...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Lena Dunham hospitalized, to undergo surgery (JTA)—Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls,” has been hospitalized and will undergo surgery. Dunham, 29, was taken to the hospital Saturday morning, a spokesperson for the...

 
 By Debra Kamin    Features    March 11, 2016

Revisiting Ethiopian aliyah after 30 years

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Orli Malassa doesn't remember ever feeling anything but Israeli. To her parents, who came to Israel from Ethiopia in 1983 when she was 5 years old, Malassa's accent-free Hebrew, fluent...

 

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