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In Synagogue, A Sanctuary

Central Reform Congregation of St. Louis has opened its doors to protesters in solidarity amid rioting.

11/25/2014
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Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have found an unexpected refuge — in a synagogue.

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Getty Images.

The Most Jewish Thing

An American in Israel asks why, after 'Save Darfur,' we don't pay more attention to African refugees in the Jewish state.

01/06/2014
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When I made aliyah more than two years ago, I was shocked to discover a community of Darfuri asylum seekers living in Israel. Like so many American Jews I was active in the Save Darfur campaign; I wrote letters, sent money and prayed in synagogues waving green “Save Darfur” banners. Yet to this day, I do not fully understand why I, like so many American Jews, had little awareness of the African asylum seeker situation in Israel.

Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg

JFN Launches Social Change Matching Fund

08/15/2013
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The Jewish Funders Network, a service organization for philanthropists, announced today the launch of a “Jewish Social Change Matching Fund” that will offer $1 million to Jewish social change organizations and projects.

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