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 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    November 26, 2021 

As part of infrastructure bill, Jewish nonprofits get boost to reduce energy consumption, increase building efficiency

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden held an outdoor ceremony at the White House on Monday to sign the hard-won Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the infrastructure bill, joined by legislators and politicians from all over the...

 

After fraternity's replica Torah was destroyed, GWU Jewish students plan rally against antisemitism

(JTA) — A rally is set to take place at George Washington University Monday after a fraternity on campus said a small replica Torah used in its initiation process was damaged during a vandalism spree. The president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, a...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 26, 2021 

In speech to Jewish group, NY Gov. Kathy Hochul calls out Democrats who are 'questioning our commitment to Israel'

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In what was billed as her first speech to a Jewish audience as New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul vowed to fight hate crimes and criticized fellow Democrats over their positions on Israel. The speech, delivered vir...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 12, 2021

Republican Coalition celebrates Youngkin's win

(JTA) — Republican Glenn Youngkin, a businessman, has defeated former Gov. Terry McAuliffe to become Virginia’s governor in a race that was fraught with charges of antisemitism. Local and national media organizations called the race, which was...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    November 12, 2021

Adams draws strong support from Orthodox community in New York mayoral win

(JNS) Addressing supporters with a "heart filled with hope purpose and love for this city," Eric Adams accepted his win as New York City's mayor-elect with a nod to strong support from the Orthodox...

 

IAC seeks to deepen understanding about Israel as challenges rise in public-school systems

(JNS) — Long well-documented on college campuses, pro-BDS and anti-Semitic sentiments are now gaining traction in kindergarten through 12th-grade public-school systems. The United Educators of San Francisco in May became the first teachers...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 12, 2021

2024 hopefuls featured at Republican Jewish Coalition

(JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2020 conference was one of the last Jewish conferences to be canceled as the pandemic set in: The group had gone so far as to order branded hand sanitizer. Now, it’s one of the first to resume, and...

 
 By Nicole Raz    News    November 12, 2021

'It's the Jews': An antisemitic tirade at an Arizona school board meeting spurs a response, and a debate

(Jewish News of Greater Phoenix via JTA) — An antisemitic tirade at a school board meeting in suburban Phoenix last week has spurred an extensive response among local officials and Jewish leaders — some of whom say they were distressed that...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 12, 2021

Some Jewish Republicans have Trump fatigue, but they just can't quit him

LAS VEGAS (JTA) - The Republican Jewish Coalition conference was about 2022, and also 2024. It was about how a near Republican sweep in state and local races last week revealed a way back to GOP...

 

New study from Hillel and ADL finds a third of students on campus experienced antisemitism in last year

(JTA) — A third of Jewish college students say they have personally experienced antisemitism in the last year, according to a new survey conducted jointly by Hillel and the Anti-Defamation League. The two groups recently announced a partnership...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    November 5, 2021

3 Jewish players who gave their all in the 2021 World Series

(JTA) - The World Series just ended with the Atlanta Braves winning four to two against the Houston Astros, and there were more Jewish players in this year's edition than there have been in decades....

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    November 5, 2021

Max Fried pitches Atlanta Braves to first World Series win in 26 years

(JTA) — Jewish ace pitcher Max Fried delivered his Atlanta Braves to their first World Championship since 1995 with six shutout innings in Tuesday’s Game 6 of a World Series heralded as the most Jewish in base-ball history. The 27-year-old lefty...

 
 By Julia Gergely    News    November 5, 2021

Sunrise NYC rejects decision

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Sunrise NYC, the local chapter of a national youth environmental group, rejected a decision by the Washington, D.C. chapter to shun cooperation with “Zionist” groups. “Sunrise NYC rejects antisemitism in all...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 5, 2021

Protesters posed as neo-Nazis to target the GOP nominee in Virginia's governor race

(JTA) - Demonstrators posed as the antisemitic white supremacists who led a deadly rally in Virginia in 2017 in a stunt protest against the state's Republican candidate for governor, a sign of the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    November 5, 2021

UMass must act against harassment of 'Zionist' journalist

(JNS) — A Jewish civil-rights group is calling on the University of Massachusetts Boston to investigate an incident that occurred this summer, where pro-Palestinian activists targeted and accosted a journalist over his views on Israel. The event...

 

Antisemitism fears caused 4 in 10 American Jews to change their behavior last year, survey finds

(JTA) — Fear of antisemitism spurred 40 percent of American Jews to change their behavior over the past year, according to a new survey about antisemitism in America. The survey, released Monday, is the latest in an annual series commissioned by...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 29, 2021

Environmental group quits democracy rally because 'Zionist' groups are present

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Washington D.C. branch of a national climate action group turned down a role at a voting rights rally because a “number of Zionist organizations” will be taking part. “Given our commitment to racial justice,...

 

Summit for student leaders aims to promote more unity between Black, Jewish communities

(JNS) — The pro-Israel student group Maccabee Task Force organized its first three-day conference to help strengthen the relationship between Black and Jewish communities. Roughly 100 people from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

NYC Council Jefferson statue was a gift from a Jewish military officer

(JTA) — The statue of Thomas Jefferson that will be removed from the chambers of the New York City Council at the urging of Black lawmakers was a gift in 1834 from one of the first Jewish officers in the U.S. military. The city’s Public Design...

 
 By Julia Gergely    News    October 29, 2021

Rabbis arrested demanding climate action by Wall Street giant's Jewish CEO

NEW YORK (JTA) — Three rabbis and six Jewish teenagers were among those arrested Monday at a climate protest at the Manhattan headquarters of BlackRock, the largest investment management company in New York.  The demonstration, organized by the...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

Texas Jewish death row inmate who argued judge was antisemitic wins new trial

(JTA) — A Jewish man who asked for a new trial on the grounds that the judge who sentenced him to death was antisemitic will be granted a new trial. Randy Halprin, 44, was originally set to be executed on Oct. 10, 2019 but won a stay from the...

 
 By Larry Brook    News    October 22, 2021

Alabama Cherokee tribe establishes ties with Israel

(Israel InSight via JNS) - The Northeast Alabama Cherokee held a ceremony on Sept. 25 in Guntersville, Ala., to establish a relationship with Israel. There, the tribe presented a resolution,...

 

Texas official to teachers: State law requires teaching 'opposing' views on the Holocaust

By (JTA) — Teachers in a Texas school district were told last week that a new state law requiring them to present multiple perspectives about “widely debated and currently controversial” issues meant they needed to make “opposing” views on...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 22, 2021

California's ethnic studies requirement is signed into law

(JTA) — After months of controversy and tens of thousands of public comments, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed off on legislation that eventually will require students to pass at least one course in ethnic studies in order to graduate from...

 

Federations emphasize Jewish security, physically and identifiably, at virtual GA

(JNS) — For the second year in a row, the Jewish Federations of North America decided to go virtual, condensing its traditional multiple-day General Assembly into a 90-minute online video stream on Sunday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

 

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