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  • Boy, 11, dies after falling ill at Jewish camp in Pennsylvania

    (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA) — An 11-year-old boy attending a Jewish summer camp in Pennsylvania died after being hospitalized for what camp staff described as “gastrointestinal symptoms.” Daniel Beer of Norwood, New Jersey, was a camper at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pa., when he died on July 10 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port…

  • Summer camps open bunks to transgender Jews

    WHIPPANY, N.J. (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA) — Bathrooms accessible for transgender children and staff are old news at Camp JRF, the Reconstructionist movement’s summer camp in South Sterling, Pennsylvania. Five years ago the camp posted signs on bathroom doors stating “This bathroom may be used by any person regardless of gender identity or expression.”…

  • $50 million drive for schools launched

    New Jersey’s largest Jewish federation has launched a $50 million communitywide campaign that is being hailed as a groundbreaking collaborative effort in support of Jewish day school education.

  • Nuremberg lawyer Weissbrodt dies at 93

    Abe Weissbrodt, an attorney whose career included work at the Nuremberg war crime trials, died in a Washington hospital at age 93.

  • Meridor: Syria developing threat

    Syria is developing a serious threat on Israel’s northern border, Sallai Meridor said.

  • Katsav hearing inconclusive

    Israel’s attorney general postponed a decision about indicting Israeli President Moshe Katsav.

  • Peretz staying on

    Amir Peretz signaled he will stay on as Israel’s defense minister.

  • More journalists reject British boycott

    Journalists at Britain’s Independent Television Network joined BBC colleagues in calling for a new vote on the decision by a journalists’ union to boycott Israeli goods.

  • Donor’s arrest pains Jewish groups

    The arrest of a Jewish real estate developer and philanthropist has sent waves of shock and dismay through New Jersey’s Jewish community.