Jewish organizations

Democrats’ Orthodox Push

04/19/2007 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor
When the National Jewish Democratic Council convenes in Washington for its annual conference next week, organizers will be hoping for a larger share of kipot in the audience.

A CAIR-Free Coalition

04/01/2008 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor
After Uria Ohana, an Israeli-born Lubavitcher chasid, was attacked recently in Brooklyn by teens who allegedly stole his kipa and shouted at him in Arabic, the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced the crime in no uncertain terms. “This act is not representative of our community,” said Faiza Ali, the group’s community affairs director at a press conference at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. “We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. A bias attack on Jews is an attack on all people.”

Agencies Bracing For Sharp Cuts

11/11/2004 - 19:00
Staff Writer
As the political landscape continues to shift under a re-elected and re-energized Bush administration, local Jewish agencies are bracing for what could be a sea change in government assistance to human services in an age of tax cuts and a surging federal deficit. Federal funds and aid to states that allow local grants amount to about 50 percent of the billion dollars on which UJA-Federation depends to run its vast network of beneficiary agencies.

Home Found For Louise Wise Records

12/09/2004 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Nearly 10 months after ceasing its operations, an adoption agency with Jewish communal origins has reached an agreement with a similar organization to house and manage documents from some 80 years of services.

The decision between the defunct Louise Wise Services and Spence-Chapin means that thousands of people whose lives were affected by adoptions will continue to have limited access to birth records and other material that might aid them with reunion efforts or health crises.

Double Infusion

06/18/1998 - 20:00
Staff Writer
There will be more money for AIDS prevention, breast cancer counseling, domestic violence programming and to work with former Soviet immigrants, the executive vice president and CEO of the Federation Employment and Guidance Service revealed this week. The FEGS executive, Al Miller, said the new money was realized after strong investments made it possible to use the earnings to pay employee pension premiums.

‘A Perfect Storm Of Economic Issues’

03/18/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writers
Faith Abramowitz lives with her husband and two teenagers in Port Jefferson Station, on Long Island. While they used to feel like they were middle class and managing, because of illness coupled with rising expenses, they are now struggling — and really not making it at all, Abramowitz says.

You Don’t Have To Be Jewish…

01/18/2007 - 19:00
Staff Writer
In what is being hailed as a dramatic shift in approach at the Jewish Agency, the organization that some Israeli Arabs have viewed as out to steal their land has agreed to support the New York-based Abraham Fund Initiatives in its efforts to teach conversational Arabic and culture to elementary school children in northern Israel.

Secure On Long Island

12/28/2006 - 19:00
Staff Writer
In the event of a future terrorist attack aimed at a Jewish institution anywhere in the world, a communications network being established on Long Island would contact each of the 225 Jewish institutions here — including synagogues and day schools — to alert their leadership and provide whatever guidance is necessary.

ORT War Heats Up With New Lawsuits

03/01/2007 - 19:00
Staff Writer
The friction between ORT Israel and the rest of the worldwide ORT organization has intensified since their split last September, with ORT Israel suing for the right to continue using its name and World ORT opening its own office in Israel, The Jewish Week has learned. “I don’t think we can have any relations,” Zvi Peleg, director general of ORT Israel, said here regarding the break with World ORT.

Israel Bonds Makes Major Cuts

11/03/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Faced with an operating deficit of $3 million to $4 million in the United States, State of Israel Bonds unexpectedly slashed its workforce Monday by 20 percent and closed its Long Island office along with two others, the largest cutback in its history. Although the organization said sales would not be hurt, a source familiar with the Long Island operation insisted it would have a "major impact."
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