The 2 We Lost in the Philadelphia Amtrak Train Crash

The Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Philadelphia left a trail of broken bodies and dreams. Among the dead are at least two Jews, both with inspirational life stories.

Jewish Start-Up CEO Rachel Jacobs Killed in Amtrak Tragedy

Rachel Jacobs, a CEO and Jewish community activist, was reportedly killed in the crash of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, family and friends said.

Jewish Naval Midshipman Among Dead in Amtrak Crash

Justin Zemser, a 20-year-old Jewish midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland, was one of at least seven passengers killed in a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.

AJWS worker talks to Nepali children after the devastating earthquake.

AJWS Cuts Back on Domestic Advocacy After Donors Balk

American Jewish World Service has successfully raised millions for overseas relief work. But it had to scrap a domestic advocacy push after donors balked.

Birthright Paves Path to BDS for Some Participants

Sam Sussman’s tour of Masada started in a pretty standard way. It happened three years ago as part of the Taglit-Birthright program, which offers young Jews free 10-day trips to Israel. At Masada, 50 American students were on hand.