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  • Funding for religious streams restored

    In the wake of protests by the liberal religious movements, the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors voted Tuesday to restore a total of $305,000 for the Conservative and Reform movements in Israel that the agency’s Budget and Finance

  • French Catholic scholars see Jewish New York

    In an New York Orthodox minyan in a musty basement sanctuary on a recent wintry day, some of France’s leading Catholic thinkers gathered in the shul’s faded glory to ponder American Jewish history.

  • UJC hires new renaissance leader

    The United Jewish Communities’ decision to take over its Renaissance and Renewal department, which had been run by the Jewish Education Service of North America, is the latest change in the federation movement’s central organization.

  • Seeking a boost for day school funding

    Michael Steinhardt addressed a gathering of major Jewish donors and Jewish communal and day school professionals and asserted “We haven’t convinced the general Jewish population of the value of a Jewish education.” The partnership seeks

  • U.S. Jews back Iraq war, remain Democrats

    American Jews have hawkish views on Iraq and terror, according to a recent American Jewish Committee survey. The survey also found continued strong Democratic leanings, though a recent survey from a Hebrew University professor found deep Republicans inroa

  • Despite ‘limitations,’ population study will be released

    The much-heralded National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 will likely be released by mid-April despite “limitations,” according to the United Jewish Communities. That prediction came after the UJC received the first report of an internal r

  • Israel Education Month kicks off

    Israel Education Month, which starts Jan. 19, involves an unprecedented array of Jewish and Israeli organizations who hope to return study about Israel to the center of the American Jewish educational agenda.

  • Rabbi Steven Dworken dies at 58

    Rabbi Steven Dworken, executive vice president of the Orthodox rabbinical group, died at age 58. He was praised as a mensch – a straightforward, soft-spoken man less concerned with political activism or political maneuvering than with counseling rab

  • Supreme Court allows menorah

    For the first time in more than 10 years, the Supreme Court has acted on a menorah case. Chabad won the right to light a menorah in Cincinnati’s landmark Fountain Square in the latest round of their battles for the right to erect menorahs.

  • What would Moses drive?

    Jewish and Christian organizations, lending a religious seal to the environmental movement, aim to steer the United States away from its dependence on foreign oil and penchant for gas-guzzling SUVs.