Misunderstanding or anti-Semitism?
Harvard University dining workers are celebrating a victory after a strike that gained them a $35,000 minimum yearly income and stable health-care costs in their new contract. And Jewish students on campus are, by and large, celebrating with them after taking a prominent role at the forefront of the push to support their demands.
Al Sharpton hasn’t always had the best relationship with the Jewish community.
The Claims Conference leadership refuses to admit its failings or allow honest debate. The reputation of the organization is at stake — and its ability to aid Holocaust survivors.
Nearly 900 high school students representing Reform congregations from around the U.S. and Canada attending the NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) Convention in Los Angeles this weekend will be met by an unusual picket line of Jewish protesters. Organizers booked their bi-annual convention into the Hilton LAX Hotel, currently on the boycott list of UNITE HERE Local 11, and the Jewish Labor Committee’s Western Region chapter has called for a picket line at the hotel, beginning Friday morning. “These youth are also being served an extra portion of hypocrisy by their own leadership,” said a JLC bulletin emailed to its membership, and taking aim at the Union for Reform Judaism, which supports the NFTY program.