New York

Double Infusion

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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.

HIAS Leader: Ready Despite Drop In Emigres

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As a teenager, Leonard Glickman was an activist in the Soviet Jewry movement. That cause has become his life’s work. Since March he has overseen the resettlement here of Jews from the former Soviet Union in his capacity as executive vice president of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Glickman, 35, had served for seven years as executive assistant at the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. Later this month he will be moving from Washington to Millburn, N.J., with his wife, Sandi, and their three daughters.

Conservative Rabbis:Israel Blaming Us In Conversion Mess

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The conversion issue has again surfaced in Israel, reigniting bitter animosities that were shelved during failed efforts to resolve the conflict. And unlike before, the non-Orthodox are blaming the Israeli government for the crisis.

Greenfield: Conservative Observance Is Growing

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Bruce Greenfield of North Bellmore, L.I., is celebrating his 25th year with the New York Metropolitan Region of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which covers the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties.

Ensuring A Measure Of Justice

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After surviving the Holocaust in a Nazi work camp, Marta Drucker Cornell returned to her hometown of Rakovnik, Czechoslovakia, to learn that her father, who was murdered in Auschwitz, had taken out a life insurance policy with Generalli Insurance Company.

Transforming The Campus

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While swaying to the music at a lake-side Havdalah service last year in St. Louis, Rebecca Maslow started to cry. “I had no idea what was going on,” she said of the service that marks the end of Shabbat. “I felt horrible. I felt like an outsider, like there was a secret handshake I didn’t know. But just look at me now.”

Vote Shelved On Gay Unions

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The Reform rabbinate has begun developing a list of members willing to perform same-sex marriages after its leaders decided to shelve plans to vote on a resolution sanctioning rabbinic officiation of such unions.

Reform Divided Over Gay Unions

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Will Reform rabbis endorse officiating at same-sex marriages? A draft of a yet-unpublished report by a committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis says there can be kedushah (sanctification) in gay marriages, but a growing number of Reform rabbis seem to oppose adopting a resolution to that effect at their June convention.

Return Of The Natives

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Yeheskel Davidian of Flatbush is bitter about his decision to emigrate from Israel to the United States 28 years ago and can’t wait to go back. “It cost me my life,” he said. “Everybody thinks America is the place to make money; it’s not.” Menachem Grossman of Dix Hills, L.I., became so disenchanted with his homeland that he became an American and gave up his Israeli citizenship.

The Costly World Of Kosher

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Although food prices have remained relatively steady in recent years, kosher food prices have soared — 6 percent in the last year alone, according to surveys conducted by the city Department of Consumer Affairs.
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