Sweeping Generational Change Looms as Leaders of Jewish Groups Near Retirement

Up to 90% of Jewish non-profits may need to find new top leaders in the next seven years. What will that kind of sweeping generational change mean for the federations and other communal heavy-hitters?


After 4 Decades, Jewish Dialogue With Orthodox Christians Still Shaky

For two days, 38 leading Jewish and Orthodox Christian clerics and scholars sat in a hotel outside the Greek capital for a rare dialogue on relations between the two ancient faiths.


Holocaust Survivors Go Hungry as Israel Court Battle Locks Up Cash

Rachela Segal and her husband, Strul Segal, elderly Holocaust survivors living outside Tel Aviv, haven’t eaten chicken or fruit for weeks. At the market, they now even find it hard to afford to buy vegetables. “So I buy less, and Grade B. I go to buy vegetables, and 100 shekels flies,” Rachela Segal said.


Reform Leader Vows To Tighten Discipline After Rabbi Eric Siroka Flap

The leader of America’s largest rabbinical organization vowed to improve his group’s disciplinary process following a Forward investigation that highlighted failures to alert a Jewish community of alleged sexual misconduct by a Reform rabbi.


Why Tajikistan's Last Jews Are Staying Put Despite Waves of Change

Of the 15,000 Jews who lived in Tajikistan in 1989, less than 300 are left. How does this small Jewish community fare in the midst of economic crisis, rising Muslim extremism and restricted freedom?

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