Dahlia Jones was looking forward to this summer. For six years, she’s been attending Eisner Camp, and this year would be her last as a camper. She was looking forward to all the special events that it entails: the big multi-day trip; buddying with a young camper; putting her handprints in ce…
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The Anti-Defamation League, along with several civil rights groups, is calling for corporations to boycott Facebook in July over its unwillingness to ban hate speech on the social media company’s platform.
Far-right anti-Semites have been active online in spreading coronavirus conspiracies, according to a new report by the watchdog Canary Mission.
With summer programs not operating as usual this year, Jewish leaders got some tips from Trybal Gatherings’ Day Camp Boot Camp to learn how to “camplify” online programming with proven techniques and virtual-engagement strategies.
Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have expressed outrage over the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police.Police officer Derek Chauvin put his left knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25, according to the criminal …
U.S. House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and ranking member Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), sent a bipartisan request to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Monday urging that all gravestones inscribed with swastikas and messages honoring Hitler be removed …
Black History Month was announced in 1969. Women’s History Month came about in 1987. Irish-American Heritage Month was created in 1990. Compared to its predecessors, May’s designation as Jewish American Heritage Month was relatively late when President George W. Bush announced it in 2006 on …
Tutor a kid in math. Paint a community center. Distribute challahs to the homebound. Raise money for trees in Israel. Upgrade your school’s (or shul’s) recycling program. Save the manatees.
The U.S. Senate passed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, by unanimous consent on Wednesday.
Jewish nonprofit organizations in the heath care arena, including nursing homes and assisted-living centers, hospice facilities and those who provide homecare for Holocaust survivors and other vulnerable populations, have witnessed overwhelming fatality rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With more than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date, many of the hardest-hit states include those with large Jewish populations — New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California. As a result, Jewish nonprofit organizations in the heath ca…
Nearly two-thirds of American Jews believe that they are less safe today than a decade ago, according to a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League on Jewish encounters with anti-Semitism in the United States.
For the first time to date, the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its annual community-wide Yom Hashoah commemoration online at 2 p.m. on April 26 while the museum is closed to the public in accordance with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.
Over the past month, virtual programming and video conferencing have replaced in-person classroom learning and public events. Frustrations with lack of equipment and technical difficulties were foreseeable, but a much uglier problem has emerged to become part of the new normal: Zoom bombing.
With the coronavirus pandemic pushing meetings to go virtual, anti-Semites have taken the opportunity to disrupt them on the video conferencing platform Zoom, according to a report on Sunday from the Anti-Defamation League.
Los Angeles Jewish community leaders announced in a March 17 statement that they are launching an initiative to provide aid to those most at risk from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hineni Fellowship, which started as a pilot program in 2018, announced on March 4 that it is launching nationally, expanding the leadership development program for LGBTQ Jews.
Rona Kaufman had never been to an AIPAC Policy Conference. But for the Duquesne University School of Law professor from Pennsylvania, this was an important year to travel to the nation’s capital and be among 18,000 supporters of the pro-Israel lobbying group.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in a video address on Sunday that he will always support Israel, but also believes in a two-state solution for the Palestinians.
Several Jewish and other ethnic minority organizations are urging California’s leaders to reconsider narrowing the state’s proposed ethnic-studies curriculum, which focuses solely on “people of color” at the expense of other minority groups in the state. The new course of study has generated…
The University of California San Diego has announced a gift of more than $1.3 million from the Koret Foundation to support joint research on marine archaeology between UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA) and the University of Haifa’s Leon Recanati Institute for Mariti…
Some 30 campus Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries concluded an eight-day training program at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, learning cutting-edge, relevant and effective tools that will allow them to teach about the Holocaust and the growing problem of Holocaust denial. Equally important was guidance on …
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Monday the Never Again Education Act, a bill that seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States.
Less than half of Americans, some 45 percent, know that 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust, while 29 percent weren’t sure or had no answer, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Wednesday ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and…
In a move to foster academic exchange between Israeli and American universities, 28 professors from universities and colleges across the United States recently traveled to Israel for Jewish National Fund‒USA’s (JNF) Faculty Fellowship Program.
Shortly before the Department of Justice filed notice last August that it would seek the death penalty against the alleged murderer at the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, two of the congregations attacked in the massacre — New Light and Dor Hadash — sent letters imploring U.S. Attorney …
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified StandWithUs (SWU) on Friday that it has accepted its complaint alleging that UCLA violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and has opened the matter for full investigation on the merits.
Thousands of marchers assembled in Manhattan Sunday morning, taking to the streets and flooding the Brooklyn Bridge for hours as they crossed into the borough of Brooklyn amid chants of “No Hate, No Fear,” the theme of the assembly in the works for days now.
For the most part, Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted positively to the U.S. elimination of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday.
Jewish groups and politicians, including all of the 2020 presidential candidates, expressed condemnation in the aftermath of a black male carrying a long machete allegedly entering a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., on Saturday night, slashing and injuri…
Law-enforcement officials say it could take months to complete their investigation of the shooting inside the JC Kosher Market in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey, that left a total of six people dead, including the two attackers.
Jewish and Israel-related groups had mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump signing an executive order that requires the U.S. government to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism in responding to “prohibited forms of discrimination rooted i…
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday addressing anti-Semitism amid the rise in hatred towards Jews in education in the United States, announced the White House in a call with reporters on Tuesday evening.
Ahead of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) National Summit in South Florida on Dec. 5-8, co-founder and CEO Shoham Nicolet spoke with JNS about his vision for IAC, the fastest-growing Jewish organization in the United States.
Israel Maimon is the president and CEO of the Development Corporation for Israel, better known as Israel Bonds, the security investment option for anyone looking to invest in the Jewish state.
The FBI’s newly released 2018 Hate Crime Statistics Act report shows the number of hate crimes down slightly — including those targeting Jews — following three consecutive years of increases.
Despite withdrawing most U.S. forces from Syria, the United States will keep between 500 and 600 troops in the country, announced the top U.S. military officer on Sunday.
Wildfires and heavy winds continue to make life challenging for residents of California. While life continues as normal for many in the major population centers like Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, others don’t have to go far to experience the smoky haze, evacuation orders and powe…
Thousands came to Pittsburgh’s Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum last weekend for a public program marking one year since last October’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue building. More than 2,000 people gathered in the historic auditorium for an evening of words and music.
The East Valley Jewish Community Center has partnered with Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies to create an annual lecture series. The series will focus on providing Holocaust education and is a project of the EVJCC's Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity.
In synagogues across the nation this weekend, Jews will gather to remember the 11 Jewish worshippers who were shot and killed during Shabbat-morning services one year ago, on Oct. 27, 2018, at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh.