Monday, June 05, 2023


AMIT Stands With Israel

Debuts $70 million epicenter of education in monumental groundbreaking event despite incoming missile attacks.

(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT, a nonprofit organization that serves 40,000 students each year across 96 schools in 32 cities throughout Israel, hosted the official


‘No Student Left Behind’ Campaign Underway for Yeshivot and Seminaries

(Courtesy of World Mizrachi) As the academic school year draws to a close and gap year, seminary and yeshiva students prepare to return to their homes for the summer months, World Mizrachi has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help provide programming and financial scholarships to individuals who wish to participate in the


‘Shield & Arrow’ Intensifies

At press time, Israel reported it was ready to expand Operation Shield and Arrow to strike Gaza even harder, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, May 10.

Netanyahu made the remarks in a phone call with mayors of towns in Israel’s south, as terrorists shot hundreds of rockets


Jewish Cousins Among Victims of Tunisia Shooting

(JNS) Two of the four people shot dead in a terrorist attack at a synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba were identified as Aviel Haddad, a dual Israeli-Tunisian citizen, and Benjamin Haddad of France.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed that Aviel held Israeli citizenship.


Federation Urges Blinken to Continue Fighting For Release of Evan Gershkovich

(JNS) The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) hosted a webinar on Monday, May 8 that drew 500 people and has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken advocating for the release of Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent who has been incarcerated in Russia.


El Al Cancels Summer Flights to Avoid Shabbat Desecration

(Unitedwithisrael) Israeli airline El Al is making a move to strengthen its Shabbat observance policy by canceling during the summer months its longstanding Saturday night flight from London to Tel Aviv, Israel’s Channel 12 reported.

While the airline takes care not to operate flights on Shabbat, the


Israel’s Cabinet Approves Gas Pipeline for Exports to Egypt

(JNS) The Israeli Cabinet on Monday, May 8 approved a 900 million shekel ($246 million) project to expand natural gas exports to Egypt.

A 65-km. (40-mile) pipeline will be constructed along a route between Ramat Hovav, south of Beersheva, and Nitzana, near the Sinai border via Ashalim, allowing for an


US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides to Leave Post

(JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides is set to depart his position this summer after two years in the post.

Nides told senior staff at the embassy on Tuesday morning, May 9 about his planned departure, Axios reported, citing two U.S. officials.

The ambassador


Schechter Bergen Students Share Israel Encounter Experience

(Courtesy of Schechter Bergen) Each year the eighth grade class from Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County travels together on a memorable two week Israel Encounter. This incredible journey affords our students a unique kehillah-bonding experience prior


AMIT ‘Mother in Israel’ Campaign Shines A Light on 24/7 Empowerment Program


(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT, a nonprofit organization that has been a leader in Israel’s education system for over 98 years, announces the launch of its annual “Mother in Israel” fundraising campaign, which supports the vital work done by AMIT’s 24/7 after-school empowerment program for Israeli teenagers


Determined HP Mom Visits Son in Israeli Yeshiva

 For Lori Nagel of Highland Park, her efforts to visit her son Eli during his year at yeshiva in Israel were no simple thing. Lori is a baalat teshuva and she has not been to Israel in decades. She is enormously proud of Eli’s serious commitment to Yiddishkeit and was looking forward to seeing him in his


Israel, Gaza Reach Ceasefire

Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired more than 100 rockets at the Jewish state in less than 24 hours.

Israel and Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip reached a ceasefire agreement in the early hours of Wednesday, May 3, following a major conflagration in which more than 100

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