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MOVIE NIGHT: Actresses Judy Winegard (left) and Barbara Heller (right), with director Robin Garbose at the film?s premier in Los Angeles.

Screening in Protest

Director Robin Garbose is planning protest screenings of her film “A Light for Greytowers” at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Israel on December 13 and 15, coinciding with the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, which refused to screen the movie for women-only audiences.

After Mumbai Attacks, Chabad Movement Grieves Around the World

Hours after news filtered out of Mumbai that Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were dead, 8,000 miles away at Chabad of Atlanta, Georgia, a congregant was called to the Torah to name his one-day-old daughter. It was obvious to him what she should be called — Rivka.

There Goes the Neighborhood: Security barriers, Secret Service agents and local police now block off this intersection in Chicago?s Hyde Park. But when this aerial photograph was taken, it was easy to walk from Congregation KAM-Isaiah Israel to the Obamas? home (circled) across the street.

Chicago Temple Takes New Security in Stride

On a recent Sunday afternoon at a historic Chicago synagogue, the sanctuary was packed but the mood was restrained: A longtime congregant had died, and about 300 people had turned out for his funeral service. But amid the solemnity, the occasional mourner discreetly pulled loved ones out to the synagogue’s front steps to snap cell phone pictures of a large brick house, mostly obscured by shrubs, across the street.

LAST TIME: Ehud Olmert spoke with President Bush during his last visit to the United States as Israel?s prime minister.

On Farewell Tour, Olmert Fails To Convince Even His Own Community

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who just made his final round of farewells in Washington, is leaving unfinished the task of convincing American Jewry to rally behind his call for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

The entrance to the Alle Processing plant in Queens

Workers at Alle Kosher Meat Plant Reject Union in Contested Vote

Workers at one of the nation’s largest kosher meat producers have voted against joining a union, though the union that led the drive is contesting the vote and accusing the company of foul play.