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All dressed up and some place to go

The Jewish Pavilion 2021 fashion show attracted a sellout crowd this year and made more money than ever before. Chairwomen Marci Gaeser and Sharon Littman explained that women were looking for a fun...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    News    May 14, 2021

JFS Orlando helps those with drug-related problems

The CDC showed that the final 2020 overdose deaths in the United States exceeded 90,000, compared to 70,530 in 2019. It is the highest annual number on record, and the largest single-year percentage...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 14, 2021

A Democratic pro-Israel group calls Jewish leader an enabler

(JTA) — Tensions among Jewish groups allied with the Biden administration blew into the open this week when a Democratic pro-Israel group briefly called a longtime Jewish leader an enabler of antisemitism — a sign of how potent a debate over a...

 

In Seattle, a Jewish school turned mosque is bringing Jews and Muslims together

By Emily Alhadeff (The Cholent via JTA) - Nearly 100 years after Seattle's first Jewish school opened, an effort is underway to restore its crumbling building - as a multi-faith center that can unite...

 

AJC releases latest edition of most common antisemitic terms and expressions

(JNS) — The American Jewish Committee released on Tuesday an updated and expanded edition of Translate Hate, the group’s widely used glossary of common antisemitic terms and tropes. According to AJC, the date of the 2021 edition’s release...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

In Jewish Heritage Month proclamation, Biden recognizes Emhoff and Schumer — and the rise of antisemitism By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — In his proclamation marking Jewish American Heritage Month, President Joe Biden cited the precedents set...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 14, 2021

Despite COVID restrictions, antisemitism barely decreased in US in 2020

(JTA) — Despite COVID-related restrictions that kept Americans inside for significant portions of last year, the number of reported antisemitic incidents barely decreased in the United States in 2020, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The nu...

 

Teachers appreciated at Rosen JCC

Teacher Appreciation Week was May 3rd- 9th. The Rosen's JCC's Early Childhood Learning Center honored their teachers every day to help celebrate.  The week kicked off with breakfast for the teachers...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 14, 2021

Across Europe, mass protests against Israel; riots break out in Berlin, Paris and London

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Many thousands of people protested against Israel in major European cities over the weekend as the latest Israel-Gaza conflict reached new heights. Several events featuring antisemitic rhetoric and rioting. In Brussels, London...

 

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