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 By Jackson Richman    News    February 21, 2020 

IfNotNow turns up volume in Democratic circles, pushing pro-BDS, anti-Israel agenda

(JNS)-The anti-Israel group IfNotNow approached the leading Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire, ahead of the state's primary on Tuesday, to ask if they will skip the annual AIPAC...

 

Jewish Academy initiates TAP

Jewish Academy of Orlando has made private education more accessible by initiating the Tuition Assistance Program. The TAP program adjusts tuition based on a family’s income for new students in grades TK-5th. TAP is designed to boost enrollment of...

 

The Holocaust Center presents the heralded Vedem Underground exhibition through April 3

MAITLAND, FL—The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is honored to feature Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto (1942-1944) from Jan. 13 through...

 

CRJ presents Legacy Letters Workshop with Leah Dobkin

Mark your calendar to participate in a free, unique “Legacy Letters Workshop” led by nationally known freelance writer, speaker, author, and inspiring presenter Leah Dobkin on Sunday, March 1, starting at 1 p.m. at Congregation of Reform Judaism....

 

The Jewish Pavilion and Ohev Shalom children celebrate together

Tu B'shvat, Jewish Arbor Day, is an opportunity to connect with nature and remember how vital our natural resources are. Each year at this time we reflect on the importance of taking care of our...

 

UN council issues blacklist of 112 companies tied to Israeli firms in Judea and Samaria

The United Nations Human Rights Council has released a list of more than 100 companies it says are operating in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. In a report issued on Wednesday, the council said that the activities of these companies “rais...

 

AIPAC apologizes, removes ads slamming 'radical Democrats' Reps. Omar, Tlaib and McCollum

(JNS)—AIPAC apologized for and removed at least four ads it sponsored on Facebook that slammed “radicals in the Democratic Party.” “We offer our unequivocal apology to the overwhelming majority of Democrats in Congress who are rightfully...

 

The Hadassah Foundation awards $330,000 to organizations in Israel promoting gender equality

NEW YORK, NY—The Hadassah Foundation, a nonprofit organization that awards grants to social change programs that empower women and girls in Israel and the United States, is pleased to announce $330,000 in new grants. The recipients are six...

 

Asking the right questions

If you have not had experience with senior citizens, you may have difficulties interacting and connecting. Some relationships are immediate; some take time. All interactions with strangers may be difficult. The Jewish Pavilion has solved the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 21, 2020 

Jewish Harvard students form anti-Zionist organization

(JTA)-A group of undergraduate students at Harvard University has formed what they call an "anti-Zionist Jewish organization" that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    February 21, 2020 

J Street president embraces Abbas

(JNS)—J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami embraced Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas after the latter made statements at a hotel on Tuesday following his remarks earlier at a U.N. Security Council session, denouncing the Trump...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    News    February 21, 2020 

Temple Israel of DeLand is 66 and steadily growing

There is a thriving Jewish community in DeLand, Florida and it's growing by leaps and bounds. Temple Israel of DeLand has been in existence since the late 1940s, not to be mistaken for Temple Israel...

 

Former lawmaker removed from event for challenging Tlaib on anti-Semitism

(JNS)-Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, was removed by police from an event earlier this week after interrupting and questioning Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) about her past ant...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 21, 2020 

White supremacists distributed more propaganda in 2019 but held fewer events, ADL says

(JTA)—One flyer reads “Holocaust = fake news.” Another says “America is not for sale.” And another: “Diversity destroys nations.” These are just a few of the 2,713 pieces of propaganda distributed in the United States by white...

 

Report shows improvement in Saudi textbooks

(JNS)—The first full review of the Saudi curriculum in more than a decade shows that while improvements have been made, extremist content still exists. For example, Jews are blamed as assassins, described as monkeys, and will be fought and killed...

 

Warren: 'I will reverse the policy on settlements'

(JNS)—Responding to a New York Times survey last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pledged to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision in November on Israeli settlements, while former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    February 21, 2020 

After six-hour debate, University of Illinois student government passes BDS resolution

(JNS)—After more than six hours of deliberation, the student government at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign passed a BDS resolution in the early hours on Thursday morning that calls on the university to divest from “companies that...

 

Congresswoman calls AIPAC 'hate group'

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—A Minnesota congresswoman called AIPAC a “hate group” inciting against her after the Israel lobby featured her in an attack ad. “AIPAC claims to be a bipartisan organization, but its use of hate speech...

 

House Democrats object to Mideast peace plan

(JNS)—About 100 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressing their “strong disapproval” of his Mideast peace plan, the details of which were released on Jan. 28. The...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Independent Jewish day school in Connecticut to close, cites finances and enrollment By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Carmel Academy, an independent Jewish day school in Greenwich, Connecticut, will close at the end of this school term, citing the “current...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    February 21, 2020 

'Christian Birthright' brings thousands of college students to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As evening descended on Jerusalem one Friday last month, 1,000 students gathered at the Western Wall for the traditional prayers to welcome the Jewish Sabbath. They joined the throngs...

 

Sanders makes Jewish history by winning the New Hampshire primary-again

(JTA)—Bernie Sanders has narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, racking up additional delegates in his quest to become the nation’s first Jewish president. Sanders, a Vermont senator, was declared the winner late Tuesday with 26% of t...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    February 21, 2020 

Lebanon poses acute threat to Israel with Hezbollah, Iran controlling its government

(JNS)-The last several months have not been good for Lebanon, as it's been wracked by economic and political instability. Protesters upset over years of government mismanagement, sectarianism and...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 14, 2020

Magen David Adom sends protective gear to Chabad in China

(JNS)-A shipment of medical supplies from Magen David Adom in Israel were delivered on Monday morning to Chabad in China to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. At the request of Chabad,...

 

Friends make a road trip to the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show

Its road trip time for Penny Goldstein's friends. They are on their way to the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show that is honoring their friend. When one friend called to make her reservation, Goldstein...

 

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