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  • American Jewish Committee, Australian group enhance ties

    NEW YORK, June 29 (JTA) — The American Jewish Committee is teaming up with the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council to enhance its work in southern and eastern Asia. AJCommittee has already been active in Asian countries, but this new partnership will “enhance our efforts in that part of the world,” said Jason Isaacson, who…

  • Jewish population shifting away from Greater Miami area

    NEW YORK, June 29 (JTA) — The Jewish population of Greater Miami, one of the largest concentrations of Jews in the United States, is steadily declining, according to a recent study. The study found that the total Jewish population of Florida’s Dade County, an area commonly known as Greater Miami, has dropped 8 percent over…

  • Four JTA reporters honored by Jewish press association

    NEW YORK, June 25 (JTA) — The American Jewish Press Association has honored four reporters from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism were presented last week at the AJPA’s annual conference in Washington. JTA staff writers Cynthia Mann and Debra Nussbaum Cohen garnered two awards each. Cohen won…

  • Home Depot head hammers out $15 million gift to Atlanta Jewry

    NEW YORK, June 24 (JTA) — America’s largest home improvement retailer and America’s largest Jewish community improvement campaign have a lot in common these days. For both, the major player is Bernie Marcus, chairman of Home Depot, a multibillion dollar national company with over 500 stores. Marcus recently donated $15 million to the Atlanta Jewish…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Southern summer camp spawns generations of committed Jews

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., June 23 (JTA) — Camp has changed. Former campers remember the time they put a Volkswagen on the island in the middle of the camp’s lake. Now pranks have caught up with technology — tapping the office phone line to make long distance calls. Yet camp has stayed the same. There are new…

  • Poll: U.S. Jews still anxious about anti-Semitism in America

    NEW YORK, June 3 (JTA) — American Jews have an “ongoing sense of anxiety” about anti-Semitism, according to the results of a new survey by the American Jewish Committee. In fact, a majority of American Jews believe that anti-Semitism is a greater threat to Jewish life in the United States than intermarriage. But of the…

  • Brandeis University launches Jewish philanthropy program

    NEW YORK, June 4 (JTA) — Brandeis University is set to launch a graduate program in Jewish philanthropy and fund raising. “Quality, sophisticated professionals” are needed because “fund raising is critical for an expanding American Jewish community,’ said Bernard Reisman, founding director of the Fisher-Bernstein Institute of Leadership Development in Jewish Philanthropy. About 8 to…