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