August 5, 2010 1:05am
An activist group claimed responsibility for plastering anti-Israel messages over legitimate advertisements on San Francisco billboards.
November 24, 2009 8:47pm
The board of the San Francisco federation overwhelmingly rejected a controversial resolution to prohibit support of events and groups that “defame” Israel or partner with those who call for boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel. It did pass a differently worded resolution opposing the anti-Israel BDS movement.
July 30, 2009 12:20am
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, an anthropology professor at the University of California, Berkeley, alerted the FBI in 2001 to the alleged organ trafficker Levy Itzak Rosenbaum, helping lead to a probe that would result in the string of arrests in New Jersey.
July 23, 2009 11:15pm
The president of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has stepped down amid controversy over the decisions to screen a film that investigates the death of the American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie and invite her mother to speak afterward.
April 10, 2008 9:00am
Tibet was the main issue for most of those who turned out to protest Chinese human rights abuses as the Olympic torch passed through San Francisco on its way to Beijing. But for about 100 green-shirted activists, including several Jewish luminaries, it wa
March 28, 2007 9:00am
Tom Dine, head of the San Francisco-area Jewish federation, is stepping down after just 20 months on the job.
February 27, 2005 10:00am
Aviel Barclay of Vancouver is the first woman soferet, or scribe, to write a Torah scroll; it’s going to a congregation in Seattle.