The German Bundestag unanimously passed legislation approving back payments of so-called ghetto pensions for Jewish survivors.
The College Retirement Equities Fund can ignore a controversial customer proposal calling for it to end investments in companies that support “Israel’s occupation,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled.
Hungary’s national soccer team will face sanctions because of anti-Semitic chants by its fans in August, the FIFA soccer association has announced.
Hungary reportedly intends to raise pensions to Holocaust survivors by 50 percent in 2013, the 70th anniversary of the extermination of Hungarian Jewry.
The U.S. government’s recent takeover of B’nai B’rith International’s pension plan, which is more than $25 million in debt, raises serious questions about the long-term viability of the 169-year-old, once-giant Jewish organization.
A new pension plan will provide retirement benefits to the growing number of Jewish clergy who serve in congregations not affiliated with the large denominations.
Jewish federations and other groups have applied for special ‘church status’ that allows them to skirt pension fund rules. What happens to retirees if the plans collapse?
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