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TIPTOE 2014: First Place

The Ruderman Family Foundation and Camp Ramah teamed up to create a video contest drawing on contestants' experiences at inclusive summer camps. Simone Rotman took top honors.

 

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Randi Weingarten Arrested At Garner Protest

12/08/2014
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Several prominent rabbis and the president of a national teachers union were arrested while protesting police brutality.

U.S., France Secure $60 Million For Survivors Of Rail Deportations

12/08/2014
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Washington — The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

Jewish Group Leading N.Y. Protest March On Eric Garner Decision

12/04/2014
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Several high-profile New York rabbis are scheduled to join a Manhattan protest of a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

Wieseltier, Foer Leave The New Republic

12/04/2014
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Franklin Foer, the editor in chief of The New Republic, and Leon Wieseltier, the magazine’s longtime literary editor, have resigned over disagreements with the publisher and new CEO.

East Ramapo School Board Fires Back Following Scathing Report

Board president Yehudah Weissmandl says there's 'another side to the story.'

12/04/2014
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Following a report recommending state oversight for the embattled East Ramapo Central School  District, the board president fires back, arguing that the report made unfair characterizations and omitted relevant information.

East Ramapo's school board disputed how it was "characterized" in the state report but agreed to oversight. Michael Datikash/JW
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Oil Spill Near Eilat Called One Of Israel’s Worst Environmental Disasters

12/04/2014
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Jerusalem — An oil spill from a pipeline into a desert nature reserve near Eilat is being called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters.

U.S. Holocaust Museum Gets $25 Million Gift For Educational Programming

12/04/2014
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Washington – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will increase its educational programming in the U.S. and abroad with a $25 million gift, the largest in the museum’s history.

French PM: Creteil Rape ‘Vile’ Proof Of The Need To Fight Anti-Semitism

12/04/2014
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French Prime Minister Manuel Vals said that the suspected rape and robbery of a young Jewish woman near Paris shows the need to combat anti-Semitism.

Krakow 2.0

An interview with New Yorkers in Krakow who are helping to build up the Jewish community there.

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