April 25, 2013 4:18pm
Last weekend the Jewish community of Portland, Oregon threw itself a big party. The Food for Thought festival organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland sought to strengthen community identity, bring unaffiliated into the fold and collect food for the Oregon Food Bank, a local charity. It was also an opportunity to showcase the…
April 17, 2013 3:47pm
Birthright Israel has brought hundreds of thousands of young Jews to Israel, but some say the program’s adverse impact on longer-term trips for high schoolers to the Jewish state must be addressed. JTA’s Gil Shefler reports.
April 17, 2013 2:18pm
Wayne Firestone, the head of Hillel, was named president of the Genesis Prize Foundation.
April 16, 2013 7:24pm
Israeli Independence Day celebrations in Boston were muted and security was increased in the wake of bombings that left three dead and dozens injured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
April 11, 2013 5:08pm
The Great Neck Synagogue in suburban New York canceled a planned appearance by Islam critic Pamela Geller, citing security concerns.
April 11, 2013 5:02pm
Former President Jimmy Carter accepted an award from the Yeshiva University law school’s journal, despite protests from pro-Israel supporters.
April 10, 2013 2:32pm
Businessman Leonard Lauder donated a collection of paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York valued at more than $1 billion.
April 10, 2013 11:02am
The rabbi of the Western Wall said he “can live with” a plan presented by Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky for a permanent egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall.
April 9, 2013 4:29pm
Birthright Israel has helped thousands of Diaspora Jews reconnect with their Jewish identity. But for untold numbers of young singles, it also has provided a platform to form lasting partnerships.
April 9, 2013 2:27pm
Mike Engelman, who is suspected of selling non-kosher food from his Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market in Los Angeles, is being sued.