UJA-Federation of New York announced its second year of awards to synagogues that have done “exemplary” work in making their spaces more inclusive of people with disabilities, according to a press release.
Hearing this week is latest attempt to allow survivors to press claims in state court; French rail case testimony also heard.
After years of getting the runaround from the German insurance giant Allianz, Herbert Karliner recently learned why he had been unable to collect on his father’s life insurance: the company claims his father cashed in the policy on Nov. 9, 1938 — the day of Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom against Jews.
On that day, Karliner said, his “father’s store was burned down and he was taken from our home to Buchenwald,” a Nazi concentration camp.
In response to concerns that the Jewish community may be paying higher insurance premiums because of terrorist threats against it, state insurance regulators have called for a meeting of insurance company officials and Jewish leaders to discuss the issue Sept. 4.
New York State Superintendent of Insurance Gregory V. Serio requested the meeting after Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, raised concerns in letters to the White House and congressional leaders.