The ZOA did not file returns for three consecutive years, the Forward reported Tuesday.
Morton Klein, the ZOA’s president, confirmed to JTA that the organization has not been tax exempt since March. Since then, he said, the organization has filed the returns and is now seeking reinstatement.
Police in Brooklyn and Englewood, N.J., are conducting a search for Caroline Starkman, an 18-year-old Englewood resident who has been missing since spending Shabbat in Brooklyn, over the July 4 weekend.
Her family has offered a $500 reward for information leading to her safe return, and her synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, has offered an additional $10,000 reward.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After a firestorm of protest from Jewish delegates and Jewish elected officials, the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday voted to amend the party platform to include a provision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Marc Stanley, chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, said that he learned that the delegates had approved the platform by affirmation shortly after 6 pm after long day in which changes to the platform occupied much of the press coverage of the convention here and caused discord within the party.
A Jewish student at Michigan State University said he was attacked at an off-campus party in what he is calling a hate crime.
Just before the assault, which broke his jaw, Zach Tennen said his attackers asked him if he was Jewish, according to reports.
Tennen, 19, a resident of suburban Detroit, said he answered in the affirmative. He told WDIV-TV in Detroit that his attackers also “were making Nazi and Hitler symbols and they said they were part of the KKK.”
U.S. authorities have seized $150 million from a New York account of the Lebanon’s Banque Libano Francaise SAL (BLF), which authorities say is connected with a larger scheme to launder hundreds of millions of dollars through U.S. banks for the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi said in Berlin that medical training for mohels, or ritual circumcisers, could resolve concerns in Germany regarding circumcision of male children.
In meetings Tuesday with government officials and Berlin’s Jewish community, Rabbi Yonah Metzger noted that mohels could be trained and certified by German doctors. But he emphasized that the Chief Rabbinate in Israel has to make final decision on whether a mohel is up to par.