Interfaith Programming Gets Jolt Of Funding

$3.3 million for projects worldwide; JCC Manhattan to form mentoring ‘circle.’

05/25/2016 - 07:53
Deputy Managing Editor

Mentor-led learning groups for intermarried couples. A fellowship program for people working to engage intermarried families. The launch of the first-ever “Interfaith Opportunity Summit” for Jewish leaders.

Michael Douglas: Gave his $1 million Genesis Prize to programs that promote inclusion and diversity. Getty Images

Feel The Israel Bern

05/24/2016 - 17:58

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders intoned — in his hometown of Brooklyn, of all places — that Israel used what he termed “disproportionate” force in trying to quell Hamas fighters in Gaza in the summer of 2014, he touched a political third rail for many Jews.

Bernie Sanders’ choices for the Democratic Party’s platform committee include Israel critics Cornel West, left, James Zogby.

Redefining 'Inclusion'

What makes the 2016 36 Under 36 cohort unique?

05/24/2016 - 15:31
Staff Writer

Abraham’s tent is swelling…

They are educators, visionaries, artists and activists. JW/Charles Rosenthal

Bob Dylan’s Forgotten Pro-Israel Song, Revisited

05/24/2016 - 11:31

“I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.”

Bob Dylan performing at the Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, March 23, 1975. JTA

Democrats Drafting Party Platform Include Critics Of Israel, Friends Of Israel – And A BDS Backer

05/24/2016 - 11:24

Washington — The Democratic Party platform drafting committee is top heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, left, embracing philosopher and social activist Cornel West in Iowa. JTA

New JCC Day Camp Replaces German Beer Hall

05/24/2016 - 11:20

It may well be the first Jewish day camp to be located on the site of a German beer garden.

Oktoberfest 2013 at the Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, New York. JTA

Taube Philanthropies Grants $15m To Update Reform Movement’s Israel Campus

05/23/2016 - 16:30

The Reform movement in Israel is receiving a $15 million grant from the Taube Philanthropies to update its Jerusalem headquarters.

An architect’s rendering of the planned new entrance to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. JTA

Holocaust Survivor Sings National Anthem At Detroit Tigers Game

05/23/2016 - 12:22

A Holocaust survivor sang the national anthem before a Major League Baseball Game between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay.

89 Year Old Holocaust Survivor Sings National Anthem. JTA

Ya’alon Quits Post As Defense Minister Citing ‘Distrust’ For Netanyahu

05/20/2016 - 11:09

Following reports of his imminent replacement, Moshe Ya’alon resigned as Israel’s defense minister citing distrust in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in Jerusalem in 2015. JTA
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