There are several excellent resources available for your community to start deciding how it wants to address brain health issues.
There’s no bigger business than the High Holidays at your local synagogue. Jay Michaelson has some unconventional advice: Don’t go.
(JTA) — Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those seeking shelter in the country. The “Welcome Campaign” is being organized by the refugee support and advocacy group HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), which was founded in 1881 to help Jewish immigrants fleeing pogroms…
The first known television interview with South Africa’s late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has emerged — and it was filmed in a former synagogue.
(JTA) — Two Torahs valued at $30,000 that had been stolen with some $50,000 of silver religious pieces were returned to a New Jersey synagogue. Thomas Dobles, 39, a former caretaker at Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City, was arrested Aug. 25 as part of the investigation into the theft, WABC-TV reported. The pieces of…
PRAGUE (JTA) — The U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew H. Schapiro, celebrated his son’s bar mitzvah in the same synagogue that his ancestors attended before the Holocaust. The service for 13-year-old Alex Schapiro took place last Saturday in Prague’s Spanish Synagogue, which was built for a Reform congregation and is now part of…
Anti-Semitism is “alive and well,” declared Bill de Blasio to the congregants of Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach.
As the Pokemon Go phenomenon grows, some institutions connected to European Jewry’s darkest hour have taken precautions against it.
Temple Beth-El, an attractive red-brick Reform synagogue, has stood for 94 years at the corner of Jackson and Council streets in a leafy section of the city of Muncie, Indiana. Less than 50 miles away stands Temple Beth Boruk. Both were represented by Mike Pence, so why doesn’t he know about them?
A Florida rabbi must leave his pulpit after his protest of Donald Trump’s speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference riled congregants.