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 By Ben Sales    News    July 16, 2021

University of Chicago's Jewish community reels with the loss of 2 students

(JTA) - Rabbi Anna Levin Rosen has counseled Jewish students at the University of Chicago through crises before. But she says the last two weeks have been "devastating." First, Ilan Naibryf, 21,...

 
 By Penny Schwartz    News    July 16, 2021

Boston Jews rally together after streak of attacks in the area

BOSTON (JTA) - Days after a series of violent acts stunned Greater Boston and threatened its Jewish community, residents are jolted but resolute, vowing to continue taking pride in their Jewish...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    July 16, 2021

New government criticized for approving lackluster building projects in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — At the end of June, the new Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett approved 31 new building projects throughout Judea and Samaria. The projects were green-lighted by the subcommittee on Jewish “settlements...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 16, 2021

Bennett reiterates return of bipartisan support for Israel

(JNS) - A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Israeli officials celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday at a small event hosted by the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem....

 
 By Eleanor Stern    News    July 16, 2021

When Holocaust education meets critical race theory: A partisan history debate unfolds in Louisiana

(JTA) - At first, Danny Mintz was excited to learn that lawmakers in his state, Louisiana, were considering mandating Holocaust education in public schools. A director at a good-government group...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

England’s Chelsea soccer club joins Anti-Defamation League in partnership to fight bigotry By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — The famed London-based Chelsea Football Club and the Anti-Defamation League have joined in a partnership to combat bigotry. For the...

 

These are the Jewish victims of the Surfside building collapse

This article will be updated as more names are identified by authorities in Florida. (JTA) - The Champlain Towers South building collapse is a national tragedy, one that has claimed nearly 20 lives...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 9, 2021

New Israeli Diaspora minister travels to comfort Jews in Surfside

SURFSIDE, Fla. (JTA) - Nachman Shai's first visit to the United States as Israel's new minister for Diaspora affairs was not under normal circumstances. "In hard times, in times of disaster, we have...

 

CF Hillel strikes Gold

Hunter Gold was selected to be the next executive director of Central Florida Hillel and will be starting on July 28. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Florida for college, and has maintained...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    July 9, 2021

Tour de France's Israeli team tested

By (JNS) — Days before the start of the annual Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, the Israeli national team’s star rider and four-time winner of the event, Chris Froome, was enthusiastic and optimistic. Froome has been working...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 9, 2021

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving 'ambucycles' to United Hatzalah

(JNS) Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem's City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange "ambucycles" – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    July 9, 2021

Back on stage with a humorous theatrical show

Who thought the topic of the Dead Sea Scrolls could be so entertaining? Natural story-teller Kenneth Hanson, Ph.D., as done just that. In addition to being an associate professor of Judaic Studies at...

 

Kindergarten at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC is known for their Early Childhood Learning Center program. For years their mission has been to guide children in their development of social, emotional, academic, creative, cultural...

 

Dig out those family favorites for the JFS Orlando summer recipe raffle

JFS Orlando is pleased to announce its first-ever Summer Recipe Raffle! Starting July 7 through Aug. 18, JFS will be raffling out a different prize every week with a final Grand Prize at the end of...

 

Israeli foreign minister opens UAE Embassy: 'The Middle East is our home, we're here to stay'

(JNS) - Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid flew to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday in a historic first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf State. "What we are doing here today...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    July 9, 2021

Former ambassador Gold: World powers must work to prevent Iran's quest for hegemony

(JNS) — “Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” At least this is what U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit to the White House on Monday. Biden also reportedly said Israel has the right to...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 9, 2021

Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

(JTA) — Vladimir Putin clearly likes to talk about Jews and Israel. This time he suggested that Israel offered a good model for his designs on Ukraine. The Russian president’s previous remarks about Jews include the joke he told at a panel on ene...

 

Surfside condo demolished ahead of tropical storm

(JNS) - Controlled explosives on Sunday brought down the rest of the condominium in Surfside, Fla., that collapsed on June 24, leaving more than 140 people dead or missing. The confirmed death toll...

 

Israelis fight despair while aiding survivors, rescuers in Surfside

(Israel21C via JNS) - "I saw in the news that you were coming from Israel for us, and I was waiting for you," said a tearful young woman in Surfside, Florida, to members of the Psychotrauma and...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 9, 2021

Rutgers' Hillel director is worried about Jewish student life as he leaves

(JTA) - As he ends his tenure as the director of the largest Hillel in the country after 20 years in the post, Andrew Getraer says Jews at Rutgers University face a reality out of Dickens: the best...

 
 By Nicole Raz    News    July 9, 2021

Arizona passes long-delayed Holocaust education bill

(Jewish News of Greater Phoenix via JTA) - When Michael Beller set out three years ago to get a law passed in Arizona requiring Holocaust education in public schools, the response he got was clear. "P...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Phoenix Children’s Hospital fires doctor after she accused Israel of ‘cannibalism’ on social media By Ben Sales (JTA) — A Palestinian-American pediatric radiologist has been fired from her position at Phoenix Children’s Hospital after her...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 9, 2021

An inside look at the Israeli rescue effort in Surfside

(JNS) - A rescue delegation from the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command is using visual intelligence techniques and information received from families of the victims to precisely map out the...

 

American Jews mobilize in response to building collapse in Orthodox enclave

(JTA) - As the United States woke up to news of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, it quickly became clear that the disaster is an American Jewish tragedy.  The 12-story building in the heav...

 

Israeli-trained EMTs help in apartment collapse

An apartment building in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed early this morning, killing at least one resident and injuring others. The incident also sent first responders from Hatzalah of South Florida racing to the scene, some of whom received...

 

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