New York

Manhattan Synagogue Members In Court To Stop Sale Of Building

04/15/2015

Members of a Manhattan synagogue are asking a judge to halt the sale of their building in a deal made without their knowledge.

Ex-N.Y. Assembly Speaker’s Son-In-Law Arrested For Allegedly Running Ponzi Scheme

04/15/2015

The son-in-law of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested for allegedly running a $7 million Ponzi scheme.

‘Safe Spaces’ For Orthodox LGBTQ Students Spreads On Campus

Program that began at YU gets new grant and intercampus launch.

04/15/2015
Staff Writer

Rachael Fried, a 27-year-old graduate of Stern College, spent years formulating one three-word bombshell of a sentence: I am gay.

Jewish college students gather for LGBTQ “safe space” seminar, a series of training sessions for campus leaders.

Judge Clears Way For Damages Suit Against Arab Bank

Upholds jury’s verdict holding bank liable in Hamas terror attacks.

04/14/2015
Staff Writer

A Brooklyn federal judge has upheld a jury verdict finding Arab Bank liable for knowingly supporting terrorist attacks that killed or injured Americans in Israel from 2001 to 2004.

Inside FEGS’ Financial Free Fall

Bankruptcy documents show vast majority of programs losing money, CFO revolving door, ballooning administrative costs.

04/14/2015
Staff Writer

By the time executives of FEGS Health and Human Services system became aware last November of the massive financial crisis they were facing, a “top down analysis” by a new management team and restructuring consultants revealed that 74 percent of its more than 350 programs were losing money.

In court filing, FEGS’ CEO, for the first time, details the agency’s financial slide.  Michael Datikash/JW

Judge Clears Way For Damages Suit Against Arab Bank

Upholds jury’s verdict holding bank liable in Hamas terror attacks.

04/08/2015
Staff Writer

A Brooklyn federal judge has upheld a jury verdict finding Arab Bank liable for knowingly supporting terrorist attacks that killed or injured Americans in Israel from 2001 to 2004.

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jump In U.S.

Increase of 21 percent tied to Gaza war.

04/08/2015

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism.

Synagogues In NYC Too Big To Lose Dues

Is New York too big for the increasingly popular voluntary dues model? Local congregations weigh in.

04/08/2015
Staff Writer

At the beginning of January, board members of Temple Beth Abraham, a Reform synagogue in Tarrytown, met in the president’s living room to discuss a hot topic these days: synagogue dues.

Beth Abraham Rabbi David Holtz and synagogue president Herb Baer look at plans for new Tarrytown building.  Michael Datikash/JW

Yizkor, When The Dead Remember Us

‘Small Miracles’ series visits the Afterlife.

04/07/2015
Associate Editor

The dead are gone but they don’t leave. They populate our dreams, coincidences, illusions, and hallucinations. They show up in hospitals, Sinai battlefields, even in concentration camps where there were no shortage of souls. Survivors say lives were saved through a parent’s instruction even after their mother or father went up in smoke. Sometimes a burning bush is just a burning bush, or can you hear God in the crackling?

Small Miracles is a lengthy series of bestselling books. Via carolmannagency.com

Pew: Muslims To Overtake American Jews By 2050

Study shows fast-growing religious group here and worldwide.

04/07/2015

In 20 years, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

The report, which was released last Thursday, also found that more American Jews are leaving Judaism than non-Jews are joining the Jewish people.

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