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Hillary, AIPAC leaders: Making the Hurt Plain—but the Love, Too

03/21/2010 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) – It was like one of those “good” family fights the shrinks on TV urge in marital spats: Make the hurt plain, but make the love plain, too.

Photo: Ben Harris, JTA

Getting Teens To Volunteer

04/14/2005 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For the past three years, Peter Dreyer, a 12th grader at Manhattan’s Trinity School, has visited regularly with homebound seniors. On Sunday, the 18-year-old veteran volunteer will share his experiences with about 125 local high school students taking part in J-Serve, a nationwide service initiative for Jewish teens.“Judaism really embraces community and demands that Jewish people support each other,” said Dreyer, who will lead a J-Serve orientation Sunday.

Hot Line For Campus Bias

02/24/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer

In a sign that perceived anti-Israel bias on U.S. college campuses has reached a fevered pitch, the Israel on Campus Coalition has launched a toll-free number where students and faculty members can air their concerns about anti-Israel sentiments on campus and in the classroom.

The Way We Were

02/03/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Lubartovska Street circa 1937 was a vibrant and predominantly Jewish thoroughfare in the industrial city of Lublin, Poland. Men wearing top hats and well-coiffed women shared the cobblestone artery with horse-drawn carriages. Yiddish and Polish signage advertised kosher restaurants, hardware stores and lingerie boutiques.

Clinton Softens Rhetoric, But Differences Linger

Reiterates ‘unshakable bond’ with Israel amid calls for calm.
03/17/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

After a week of harsh U.S. criticism over what it saw as an Israeli “insult” to Vice President Joe Biden, the Obama administration toned down the rhetoric Tuesday as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed suggestions that there was a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations.

Brooklyn Yeshiva To Jettison Lower Grades

03/31/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer

More than 120 students will be displaced and 25 faculty and staff members will lose their jobs when Yeshiva Rambam, the 60-year-old Modern Orthodox institution in Brooklyn, closes its elementary school at the end of the term in June.The Flatbush school is also phasing out its seventh and eighth grades in what school officials say is an effort to expand and improve the standards of its high school, known as the Zvi Dov Roth Academy.

Child Nutrition Seders to Raise Awareness, Advocate for Funding

03/17/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

The Passover story is about the Jewish people gaining their freedom from slavery in Egypt. This year, two Jewish groups are connecting the holiday to a campaign to free American children from the bondage of hunger.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger are helping communities around the country hold a “Child Nutrition Seder” to both raise awareness of the issue of proper childhood nutrition and build support for the reauthorization of congressional legislation providing billions of dollars for federal nutrition programs.

AIPAC calls for swift action to block U.S. companies supporting Iran

Unusual appeal to Congress follows New York Times report
03/10/2010 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is calling on the U.S. Congress to take several immediate steps in response to a New York Times report revealing that the federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in grants, contracts and other benefits to foreign and multinational U.S. companies conducting business in Iran.

On South Beach Florida's Jewish Past Is Present

12/15/2008 - 19:00
Managing Editor

The elderly Jews are gone now, the ones who carried their  Yiddish cadences and stories of the rag trade and the Old Country with them down to the tip of Miami Beach. Throughout the ’50s and ’60s and ’70s and even into the ‘80s, they sat in rickety, rainbow-striped folding chairs on the warm sand, sweet Atlantic breezes tousling their white hair. Or they sat on the front porches of the many small Art Deco-style hotels and apartment buildings they called home in their autumn years, whiling away the hours in their Southern shtetl.

This JLand Is Your Land

New ‘virtual world’ offers game-filled Jewish education with a soft sell for 4- to 10-year-olds.
03/04/2010 - 19:00
Associate Editor

‘Mommy, are you done with your e-mail yet?” my 6-year-old daughter Ellie demands, hovering behind me in our study.
A few months earlier she’d have been asking because she wanted my attention. Now, however, she’s interested in something far more alluring: the computer, specifically JLand, an online Jewish “virtual world” for kids, where she has already logged countless hours, earned hundreds of virtual gold coins and mastered various educational games.

A Jewish Club Penguin? Created by an Israeli for-profit.
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