Communities

Cousins Yael Levy in Israel and Terri Ackerman in Long Island have organized a team of 150 volunteers to supply IDF soldiers with gear like pocket knives, thermal gloves, medical supplies, and more, totaling over 9,000 pounds distributed since October.
Heather Conn Hendel, a beloved figure in Jewish communities in Manhattan and Toronto, passed away at 48 just days after giving birth to her daughter.
Jewish communities across the United States are celebrating Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in America.
The exhibit "Runaway Husbands, Desperate Families: The Story of the National Desertion Bureau," showcased at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, delves into the lives of early 20th-century Jewish immigrants in the U.S., highlighting stories of abandonment by husbands and the efforts to track them down.
Israeli tourism to Georgia has surged, with some Israelis choosing to settle in Tbilisi and establish businesses, like the Lichts who opened a falafel eatery and art gallery.
El Al, Israel's national airline, is ending a discount program for shipping donated gear to Israel, citing reduced need for donations as the military's supply situation improved.
The author reflects on a debate within the Charedi community about whether young women should prioritize dating "Learners" who study in Kollel full-time or "Earners" who work to support their families.
Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish woman, recently won the Mexican presidential election based on her left-wing politics rather than her religious identity.
The podcast miniseries "recollections" from the Jewish Public Library celebrates the 110th anniversary of the library by exploring its Jewish Leftist roots in Montreal.
Filmmaker David Herman's documentary, "Jews Defending Jews," explores the history of Jewish resistance against fascism and antisemitism in the UK.
After losing her husband at a young age, the author recounts how her father stepped in to fill the void for her two sons.
The Parashah of Naso presents the detailed gifts brought by each of the twelve Princes to dedicate the Mishkan (Tabernacle), with the same paragraph repeated 12 times to highlight the unique significance each tribe attached to their gifts.
Shabbat times for June 14 to June 21 are provided for various locations in the UK, including London, Bournemouth, Leeds, Manchester, Gateshead, and Glasgow.
Ilana Kaufman, CEO of the Jews of Color Initiative, emphasizes the importance of maintaining commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts despite challenges and conflicts that may arise.
In light of increasing anti-Israel sentiment and antisemitism connected with cultural and ideological shifts, there is a call for a strategic pivot to combat these trends by making American values relevant again.
In a friendly competition between Wohl Ilford Primary and Clore Tikva, two Jewish primary schools, Clore Tikva emerged victorious with a 2-1 win in the first parents' soccer game.
Israeli-born Dutch politician Gidi Markuszower, known for his hardline anti-immigration views, was initially chosen by far-right leader Geert Wilders as immigration minister in the Netherlands.
The text discusses the author's experiences as a Jewish individual in both America and Israel, highlighting encounters with different attitudes towards Judaism and Israel.
Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's first female and Jewish president, has been inaccurately portraying her family's Holocaust survival story, claiming her mother was born in Mexico when records show she was born in Bulgaria and survived the Holocaust.
Rabbi Jacob Kohn and other Jewish leaders in the early to mid-20th century expressed concerns about absent fathers in synagogues and their lack of involvement in Jewish family life.
Operation Arnon has been lauded as a bold rescue mission by Israel, showcasing their commitment to saving citizens in captivity.
The Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, known for its community engagement and strict membership work requirements, is facing internal discord over whether to adopt the principles of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement regarding Israeli products stocked in the store.
The Gateway Jewish Museum in Livingstone, Zambia, provides insights into the rich Jewish history of the country, where Jews, though a small community, had significant influence in commercial business, politics, and other aspects of Zambian life.
Jewish life for teens in small communities from Iceland to Beijing involves navigating unique challenges such as heightened antisemitism and limited Jewish resources.
The newsletter shares personal reflections on parenting milestones and the joys of summer with family.

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