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Finding their voice and their confidence

A weekly sing-a-long at Savannah Court, sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion, has inspired more than 50 residents of Savannah Court and more than a dozen Pavilion volunteers throughout the year.... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Cuban Jewish leaders meet with Alan Gross (JTA)—Cuban Jewish leaders who met with Alan Gross said the imprisoned American-Jewish contractor “was in better spirits.” Havana community President Adela Dworkin and vice president David Prinstein... Full story


Cartoonists who spoke out against Kristallnacht

“I could scarcely believe that such a thing could occur in a 20th century civilization,” President Franklin Roosevelt declared in the wake of the Nazis’ Kristallnacht pogrom, which devastated the German Jewish community 75 years ago this... Full story

 By Julie Wiener    News    December 13, 2013

Brooklyn school's failing grade unusual among Hebrew charter schools

NEW YORK (JTA)-On a bright autumn morning, Hebrew songs and phrases fill the sun-drenched, freshly painted blue and white classrooms of New York's Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School. A... Full story


Gomez Mill House, oldest Jewish site in North America, approaches 300th anniversary

MARLBOBO, N.Y.-The oldest Jewish site in North America is not Newport's famed Touro Synagogue, or any other synagogue. Rather, it is a stone structure tucked away on the west side of the Hudson... Full story


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