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In a letter notifying Sharansky of his decision, Hoffmann wrote: “I have seen the agency adapt itself to some of the more important changes which have shaped the face of Jewish life and Israel in these almost two decades. We have helped refocus the mission, restructure the organization and recruit ...
While this may be true, the growth in Jewish life in Neuilly and other parts of western Paris is not unconnected to France's problem with anti-Semitic violence. As the proliferation of assaults and terrorist attacks is prompting thousands of Jews to leave France, the same threats are forcing an even greater ...

There are several observations to be offered about this extraordinary take on Diaspora Jewish life. The first thing to be said is: bravo. Israel's current leaders are dismissive of American Jews, and as Chemi Shalev notes, Benjamin Netanyahu has actively discouraged Israelis from caring about Diaspora ...
William Daroff, senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Office of the Jewish Federations of North America, said “Malcolm Hoenlein has made a lasting and positive transformational contribution to American Jewish life. He will be succeeded, but he will not easily be replaced.”.
... to aid kids in their self-discovery, to challenge sexism and to create a commitment to Jewish life. Groups meet once a month, ideally for two years, usually in a synagogue or other partner institution, with the curriculum evolving as the teens get older. So far, about 20,000 teens have participated nationwide.
After winning the 2016 Genesis Prize — known as the “Jewish Nobel” — he directed the $1 million in prize money toward the projects that foster the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life, Israeli society and classical music. The film illustrates how collaborative and generous Perlman is.

Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! MEDIA WATCH: "Jared Kushner Sought To Sell Newspaper To Trump's Political Enemies" by Charlie Warzel: "Just days before heading to a West Wing job, Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was secretly ...
Debbie Hoffmann, former national president of National Council of Jewish Women, will join Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning program's “Tribe Talk: New Jewish Conversations” at 7 p.m. March 19 for an interactive, panel discussion on changing membership and leadership in ...
In the absence of synagogue-based spiritual life in the former Soviet Union, “Jewish life happened at home, at family events,” Grigolaya said. In the domestic sphere, which is dominated by women in many societies, “women were the guardians of Judaism” in the absence of rabbis, she suggested.
Rollins College Hillel celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim with an on-campus carnival that features free food, bounce houses, and campus engagement in Jewish culture and life. Emily Block, the associate director of Jewish student life and member of Hillel at Rollins explained what this holiday, Purim, ...

“Each is an invaluable snapshot of Yiddish culture in a specific time and place, during a period that saw both incredible creative production in Yiddish and dramatic changes for Yiddish, for Jewish life in Europe, and for the course of modern European history.” The Historical Jewish Press is a joint venture of ...
Machane Lev works within the Young Judaea philosophy and vision of being pluralistic and celebrating Jewish life. The goal is to make this a Jewish LGBTQ national camp, where kids from all backgrounds will be welcomed. For more than 100 years, Canadian Young Judaea has been following its mission ...
It is a miracle that such a place should exist, given the long history of Russian anti-Semitism and the plight of Jews in Russia only decades ago, namely the Soviet Union's efforts to “annihilate Judaism and traditional Jewish life.” Yet even the remarkable presence of such a place in Russia is unsurprisingly ...
That's how the Bay Area's 350,000 Jews compare to counterparts around the U.S., based on a groundbreaking study released today by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation that is the first to survey Jewish life across the entire 10-county area. The study of our lifestyles, our relationships, our beliefs ...
Known as the Greater Denver Jewish Community Study: A portrait of Jewish life in the seven-county region, the study will garner information about the size of the Jewish communities in the Greater Denver area and the population's demographics, socio-economic data, geography, connections with ...
Shrage will also lead a new initiative on Jewish identity that will draw on Brandeis' deep strength in the study of Jewish life to develop innovative programming for teaching and engaging members of the Jewish community. The Initiative for Jewish Identity (IJI) will be housed at the Cohen Center for Modern ...
Today, that network stretches as far as South America and Australia, with dozens of centers serving as anchors for Jewish life to the many thousands of travelers they reach each year. This Passover, in a kind of reunion, Kastel is bringing his whole family—his wife, Tzippi, their seven children and two ...
This time last year, Jewish psychotherapist and Bar Mitzvah teacher Kim Gotlieb was preparing to strut down Oxford Street in a pair of towering heels. "I'm the president of Dayenu, which is the Jewish LGBT group in Sydney, and we've had [a Mardi Gras float] every year since 2000," he says. "It caused a bit ...


 

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