As thousands of Jews and other Ukrainians flee their country as the Russian invasion destroys their homes and institutions, Jewish agencies that have long assisted the community, providing cultural and religious life and safety when necessary, have sprung into action.
Those agencies, particularly the
On March 22, UJA-New York hosted a virtual briefing with the rabbis who just traveled to Poland to meet refugees fleeing Ukraine. Speakers shared their reflections of the work on the ground assisting hundreds of thousands of refugees and those still in Ukraine. UJA provides local initiatives with
Jason Shames, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, joined a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) professional and lay leadership mission to the Poland/Ukraine border last week. While he was there, Shames met with members of another grassroots mission, organized through the JCC in
(JNS) The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, March 29 advanced the nomination of Deborah Lipstadt to serve as the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.
Lipstadt, 75, a top
(JNS) Jewish communal groups are commending the higher level of funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) proposed in U.S. President Joe Biden’s budget proposal for 2023, which was presented on Monday, March 28.
(JNS) Israel’s Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov announced on Tuesday, March 29 that Israel would no longer close its skies to tourists—meaning all are welcome to arrive.
Speaking at the International Mediterranean Tourism
(JNS) Israel, the United States and the United Arab Emirates began a new program to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogue, as well as counter religious intolerance and hatred, at the inaugural meeting of the Trilateral Religious Coexistence Working Group in Dubai this week.
ISIS-inspired terrorists create significant challenges for intelligence
We recently spent 54 hours in Vienna.
At the invitation of a close friend, Maxim Slutsky, whom Rabbi Binyamin Krauss worked with when living in Frankfurt, we were invited to see how the city and the Jewish community has transformed itself and been transformed since the outset of the
Earlier in March, I passed the balcony of the Hofburg Palace where, on March 15, 1938, Adolph Hitler announced the Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany. Approximately 200,000 Austrians stood on the Heldenplatz cheering that day. I watched the grainy black and white video of his speech, chilled with disbelief, as I stood in