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Milan honored for helping save Jews from concentration camps during Holocaust

(JNS) The city of Milan, Italy, has been named an honorary member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in recognition of its residents’ efforts to help rescue Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. IRWF chairman...

 

Aviv Geffen, icon of Israeli left, apologizes during West Bank concert for denouncing settlers

(JTA) — Israeli rock star Aviv Geffen, a symbol of the country’s left, announced during a recent concert in the West Bank that he regretted his past criticism of settlers living there — whom he had long denounced as obstacles to peace....

 

Conference of Presidents joins in chorus to disband UN commission on Israel

(JNS) — Echoing pronouncements by American and Israeli government officials, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations called for the disbandment of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Israel. The...

 

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Maccabi Haifa reaches Champions League group stage for first time since 2009 (JNS) — Maccabi Haifa FC has reached the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2009. The team will get between $26 million to $30 million due to Maccabi...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 9, 2022

Jewish Google employee who protested an Israeli contract resigns after alleging 'retaliation'

(JTA) — A Jewish Google employee who led activism against a major contract with Israel’s government resigned, citing what she said was retaliation. “Due to retaliation, a hostile environment, and illegal actions by the company, I cannot continu...

 

Federation + JCC = Shalom Orlando

During the 2022 annual meetings of The Roth Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando it was unanimously approved to merge the two agencies into one entity called Shalom Orlando....

 

World Zionist Organization convenes hundreds in Basel

(JTA) — Hundreds of Jews from around the world have traveled to Basel, Switzerland, to mark the 125th anniversary of a historic gathering of Zionists there. The event was organized by the World Zionist Organization, a group inaugurated during the...

 

Temple Israel recognized

The Governor's Faith and Community Based Initiative recently recognized Temple Israel for their work in serving vulnerable populations in the community. Created by Governor DeSantis in 2019, the...

 

Hadassah Orlando's September meeting

Hadassah Orlando's September Meeting will feature Cathy Swerdlow and Pat Southward from The League of Women Voters, announced Hadassah Orlando President Susan Livingstone. The meeting takes place on...

 

Jewish Pavilion 3rd annual Online Charity Auction

Fantastic items including hotel stays, fitness packages sports memorabilia, wine baskets, event tickets, restaurant gift cards home-made meals, self-pampering, wine tastings, luxury hotels, one of a kind items, and much more will be featured in the J...

 

Harvest and Sukkot networking festival

Have fun… Meet New People… Enjoy old friends. The Jewish Pavilion is excited to partner with Watercrest Senior Living on Thursday, Oct. 20, for a Harvest and Sukkot networking festival. Attendees will enjoy a wonderful happy hour with a live...

 

Kraft makes $1M donation to AIPAC's super PAC, while Soros pours $1M into J Street's

(JTA) — Pro-Israel PACs reported millions of dollars in donations in August, including from billionaire donors with long track records of giving to Israel-related causes. Kraft Group LLC, the company owned by New England Patriots owner Robert...

 

Six months into war, Jewish Federations continue to offer aid, relief for Ukrainians

(JNS) — On the sixth-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Federations of North America provided an updated summary of how its $73.5 million emergency campaign has helped with relief efforts. Funding has gone towards...

 

UNC student paper removes column criticizing Israel after writer receives threats

(JTA) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper pulled a column that criticizes students who travel to Israel after its author says he and his mother have received threats in response to the article. The column,...

 

US responds to Iran's offer on nuclear deal

(JNS) — The Biden administration has responded to Iran’s latest offer to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal, State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed on Wednesday. “As you know, we received Iran’s comments on the E.U.’s proposed final...

 
 By Debbie Reiss    News    September 2, 2022

Biden snubs Lapid, refuses to speak about Iran deal

Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s attempts to hold a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden ahead of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran have been rebuffed, with the excuse that the American president is on vacation, Israeli media reported on...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 2, 2022

Dana Bash says her new CNN special on antisemitism is 'one of the most important things I've ever done'

(JTA) – CNN's Dana Bash has what she calls "a very, very Jewish response" to the question of why she's hosting a special for her network on antisemitism in America. "The bad news is there is...

 
 By Tamir Morag    News    September 2, 2022

'As the IDF fought terrorism in Gaza, we waged a battle against disinformation'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — On the evening of the third day of “Operation Breaking Dawn,” an extensive Israeli counterterrorism campaign against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, reports of a fatal attack in the...

 

The rise of antisemitism in higher education: A report by StopAntisemitism

(New York, N.Y., JNS Wire) - In an effort to expose and combat antisemitism in higher education across the United States, watchdog group StopAntisemitism.org will release a report in September on...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 2, 2022

The Palestinian Authority's stealth attempt to take over Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — Diligently following a master plan worked out over 10 years ago, the Palestinian Authority is laying claim to large tracts of Israeli state land through illegal building. Resembling Potemkin villages, many structures stand empty, hollow,...

 

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Creator of ‘Shtisel’ is working on a series about Theodor Herzl By Philissa Cramer (JTA) — Modern Jewish history’s most famous bearded political leader could be coming to streaming services soon, thanks to one of the creators of “Shtisel....

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 2, 2022

Texas school district reinstates an adaptation of Anne Frank's diary amid firestorm of controversy 

(JTA) — The Texas school district that ordered a version of Anne Frank’s diary to be removed from its shelves last week says it has added the book back into its schools after igniting a media firestorm, as outside groups prepared to send...

 

Nefesh B'Nefesh's 75,000th oleh

(JNS) - A total of 225 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the 63rd Nefesh B'Nefesh chartered aliyah flight through El Al Airlines....

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    August 26, 2022

German director takes stereotypes by the horns

BERLIN (JTA) — Nestled in the Bavarian alps, the city of Oberammergau has one major claim to fame: every 10 years, it hosts the world-famous Passion Play, which tells the New Testament story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.  It has been doing...

 

The Moldau Hebrew School dedication

On the occasion of David Moldau's 80th birthday, Sunday, Aug. 21, Chabad of North Orlando dedicated its new Hebrew school, naming it the Moldau Hebrew School, after David and Harriet Moldau. During sp...

 

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