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Digesting the Jewish media: The end of the landsmanschaften, CLAL says Jewish tribe is dead, and Heb

I can’t wait until school starts. It was slim pickings in the Jewish news world this week.

  • We are seeing the last of the landsmanschaften, the aid societies set up by Jews at the turn of last century to help those from their own countries of origin who immigrated to the U.S., reports the Forward.
  • A congregation in New York is offering free religious school, reports the New York Jewish Week.
  • The leader of CLAL, Irwin Kula, tells the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle that Jewish tribalism is dead – and its time to “take Jewish wisdom public.”
  • Maryland’s Commission for Human Relations found probable cause that a condo association in which the majority of board members are black discriminated against Orthodox residents, over the use of a “Shabbos elevator.”
  • The Boston Jewish Advocate looks at the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston.
  • Religious schools are on the rise in Arizona, says the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix.