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Jewish teen network donates more than $1 million

Jewish teens in a program for budding philanthropists donated more than $1 million during the 2015-16 school year, with nearly two-thirds going to Jewish organizations.

Wednesday 03/22/2017
Florida girl, 6, sends painted rocks for vandalized headstones in Jewish cemeteries
Posted: March 22, 2017

A 6-year-old Florida girl has sent hundreds of rocks that she painted to place on headstones vandalized in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia.

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Leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas left at Virginia Tech Chabad
Posted: March 22, 2017

More than 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found dropped on the front yard of the Chabad Jewish student center at Virginia Tech.

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Ohio State Hillel drops Jewish LGBT group for co-sponsoring event by pro-BDS group
Posted: March 22, 2017

Ohio State University’s Hillel cut ties with a Jewish LGBTQ student group for co-sponsoring an event organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization that supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
Will AIPAC put 2016 discord behind it?
Posted: March 21, 2017

Thousands of politically-savvy pro-Israel activists will come to Washington this weekend for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2017 policy conference.

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Jewish groups, pols say Trump budget is bad for Israel and other US interests
Posted: March 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – Citing the importance to Israel of a robust U.S. posture abroad, Jewish groups decried drastic proposed cuts in foreign assistance funding in President Donald Trump’s budget despite assurances that aid to Israel would be unaffected.

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Finally, Jewish camp for adults
Posted: March 21, 2017

NEW YORK – The campers wake up in their cabins on Friday morning, dress and go to breakfast. Next comes a range of activities – arts and crafts, archery, kickball.

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Wednesday 03/15/2017
At least 7 JCCs receive bomb threats on Purim
Posted: March 15, 2017

At least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events.

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Over 300 recent anti-Semitic incidents shown on one interactive map
Posted: March 15, 2017

 The investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica has produced an interactive map that chronicles over 300 anti-Semitic crimes across the United States from the past few months.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
First arrest in bomb threats not enough, say leaders
Posted: March 08, 2017

With federal authorities’ arrest of 31-year old Juan Thompson on March 3 in connection with eight bomb threats to Jewish institutions since January, Jewish community professionals can breathe a partial sigh of relief. But true closure, they say, won’t come until the main perpetrator of the more than 100 incidents in that time is apprehended.

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