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Summer Camp, Meet Online Dating

The secret to Jewish continuity might be at hand, new website baits.

10/08/2014
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For Lucy Cohen, now Cohen-Cirlin, marrying Jewish was always a priority. The daughter of a Conservative rabbi and a Jewish educator, marrying out was “not really an option,” she said in a recent phone interview.

Jaclyn and Max Gorney met at Camp Ramah California, during the summer of 1988, married January 2013. Courtesy of Reshet Ramah

Jewish Baby Boomers Get An Encore

New study shows that Boomers want engagement, though opportunities are still limited.

10/08/2014
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Mimi Lox, 70, is a retired social worker thoroughly enjoying her second career. The active Upper West Sider — who still takes ballet classes and regularly attends services at her synagogue, B’nai Jeshurun — volunteers in an affordable housing facility run by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, where she has office hours one afternoon a week.

Mimi Lox, 70, got involved with Engage, UJA-Federation's Jewish Service Corps for boomers. Courtesy of JCC

Judge Calls For Re-Vote In Embattled Ramapo

Cites ‘egregious’ ballot errors, confusion at polls in suburb known for large chasidic Jewish population; town to appeal

10/08/2014
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Last week, the suburban town of Ramapo held a referendum aimed at lessening the political influence of the town’s growing contingent of Orthodox and chasidic Jews. This week a judge invalidated the ballots and called for a new election.

Images from a pamphlet in favor of Ramapo's referendum.

‘He Was All About The Jewish People’

Remembering the JDC’s Ralph Goldman, who died this week at 100.

10/08/2014
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Ralph Goldman twice retired from his role as executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, but up until the last few weeks of his life, he was still working, going to his office at JDC Israel almost every day. Mr. Goldman, the JDC’s honorary executive vice president died in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning at age 100, after a lifetime of service and passionate allegiance to the Jewish people.

Then Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, greets Ralph Goldman at a celebration of the former JDC leader's 100th birthday.

Jewish Man Attacked After Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

Kings Bay Y head says a pro-Palestinian protestor hit him in face as others shouted 'your people are murderers.'

10/08/2014
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A Pro-Palestinian protestor attacked a the head of a Jewish organization outside the Barclays Center Tuesday night, breaking his nose, according to a news release from the organization.

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The Legend Of Lydig Avenue

The last kosher café in the Bronx (outside of Riverdale, that is) fights to survive.

10/08/2014
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In New York City, is anything more ordinary than a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup? And yet, next week when a small sukkah is built on the Bronx sidewalk outside Delicious on Lydig, the servings will be as sacred as Abraham’s meal for the angels.

Pelham Parkway's Jewish community has outlived its obituaries, but Delicious on Lydig may not last the winter. Michael Datikash

College Students Get App To Combat Anti-Semitism

Simon Wiesenthal Center launches CombatHateU to encourage immediate reporting of anti-Semitic incidents on campus.

10/08/2014
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Early Sunday morning, just hours after the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) at Atlanta’s Emory University was spray-painted with swastikas and offensive graffiti. The Anti-Defamation League immediately released a statement calling the incident “despicable and cowardly.”

CombatHateU App.

In Brooklyn, Jewish Voice For Peace Protests Tel Aviv Team

10/07/2014
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The Jewish Voice for Peace organization, which frequently holds anti-Israel protests outside such venues as politicians’ offices and Israel-affiliated groups, will protest Tel Aviv's basketball team today.

Google Does Sukkot

The search engine giant is building two halachically correct ritual huts at its New York office.

10/07/2014
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Editor's Note: Check back Wednesday for more about Google's Sukkot celebrations: a photo essay, video and more details from inside the huts.

Getting creative with your sukkah decorations this year? You’ve got serious competition—from Google.

A Tel Aviv sukkah. Wikimedia Commons

Questions Over Child Molester’s Early Release

Baruch Lebovits is sprung after just three months. Was sentencing law misapplied?

10/06/2014
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A judge’s apparent misunderstanding of correction law caused a notorious chasidic child molester to get out of jail at least eight months earlier than the judge intended when he sentenced him — despite being informed of the mistake, The Jewish Week has learned.

Baruch Lebovits. Jesse Ward/NY Daily News
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