An urgent letter from UN Watch was sent to UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova, demanding immediate action to stop Hamas from bulldozing a 3000-year-old Gaza harbor for use as a terrorist training camp. The destruction was reported by Al Monitor Palestine Pulse. A copy was also sent to EU foreign minister Catherine Ashton calling on the EU to take
The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey’s annual Scholarship Reception will take place on Sunday April 21st at 5:30pm at RYNJ, 666 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge NJ. The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey is committed to giving a rich Torah and secular education taught with love, understanding and dedication. This commitment means that it opens its doors to all children
Pope Francis acknowledged Jews during the open-air Mass that formally installed him as pontiff.
Francis began his homily by greeting the Catholic dignitaries and faithful in the huge crowd that crammed St. Peter’s Square and the surrounding area. He thanked “representatives of the other Churches and ecclesial communities, as well as the representatives of
One Israel Fund will be celebrating its 19th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Monday Night, April 22nd in New York City at 360, a venue at 10 Debrosses Street in NYC at 6 p.m. The honorees are Sharon and Alan Shulman; Donna and Steven Gormley, Craig Dershowitz, Alysa and Bernard Alexander and Ester and Avi Bohorodzaner.
One Israel Fund is dedicated to supporting
Over 1,100 Jewish participants gathered at the Klyazma Resort Hotel in Moscow, Russia, April 11-14, for the largest Limmud FSU Moscow event to date. Limmud FSU conferences are considered to be one of the most prestigious of Jewish cultural events in the former Soviet Union. Limmud provides a festival of Jewish learning featuring a packed program of lectures, workshops,
The Israeli Postal Service has issued a new stamp to honor the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The stamp features Paweł Frenkel (1920-1943), one of the senior commanders of the Jewish Military Organization (ZZW), against a building on Muranowski Square that was torched by the Germans... Zionist and Polish flags are visible on the roof...Also involved
Areyvut, an organization that empowers Jewish youth around the world with unique opportunities for creating innovative and meaningful programs, is pleased to announce that Rebecca “Becky” Sanders and Ezra and Tzippy Hiller are the honorees for its Second Annual Bergen County Breakfast.
Rebecca “Becky” Sanders, a former Areyvut intern and current senior
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), an affiliate of Yeshiva University, will honor dedicated leaders and educators of the Jewish community at its Annual Gala Evening of Tribute on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. Honorees include Rabbi Hyman (Hy) and Ann Arbesfeld, Etz Chaim awardees and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, recipient of the
From the Office of the State Comptroller of New York
The Office of Unclaimed Funds (OUF) has partnered with Project HEART (Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce) to reunite Holocaust survivors and heirs with their unclaimed funds that may be held by the State of New York. (The Jewish Week reports that so far there have been 4,000 matches..)
Last Sunday, April 14, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, a not-for-profit organization (which assists divorcing couples in resolving contested Jewish divorces in a timely fashion and in accordance with the highest standards of Jewish law) held a rally in Fair Lawn in front of the home of a recalcitrant husband, Jute David Kestler, who has been withholding
New York, NY—On April 14, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) commemorated the 20th yahrtzeit of “the Rav,” Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik zt”l, Torah luminary and YU Rosh Yeshiva, with a full-day learning program that took place in the
Senator McConnell addresses NORPAC members in Englewood, NJ
On Sunday, March 17th, NORPAC hosted two separate events for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Five Towns and Englewood. Long Island area leaders Trudy and Stanley Stern hosted the first of the two events in Lawrence, NY, where the Senator addressed the attendees and took questions. After