August 2, 2013 11:31am
One of Israel’s wealthiest businessmen made a gift to the Harvard Kennedy School to establish the Samy Ofer graduate fellowship for emerging leaders in Israel and Palestine.
July 11, 2013 3:03pm
Former AIPAC chairman Steve Grossman, now the treasurer in Massachusetts, said he will run for governor in the state.
July 4, 2013 7:06am
The AVI CHAI Foundation awarded nearly $2 million to support the Conservative movement’s Solomon Schechter network of Jewish day schools.
July 2, 2013 11:17am
A federation north of Boston has merged with Combined Jewish Philanthropies in an effort to bring financial stability and expanded programs to the region’s Jewish organizations.
July 1, 2013 2:56pm
A census of U.S. day school students in 2008-09 found a decline in non-Orthodox enrollment even as the wider day school population grew 11 percent. Four years later, the situation hasn’t improved.
May 6, 2013 1:26pm
BOSTON (JTA) — Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Giffords, who has become an advocate for stricter gun control after being shot in the head in 2011, was recognized for the courage she has demonstrated in pushing for policy changes aimed at reducing gun violence. The ceremony…
March 11, 2013 2:15pm
The seder in 14 rhyming steps and a poetic salute to munching matzah highlight new children’s books for Passover.
March 11, 2013 2:13pm
Francine Hermelin Levite and Edgar Bronfman have been using unique versions of the Passover Haggadah for years. Now the mother of three and the business giant-Jewish philanthropist have decided to publish their versions of the Exodus story.
March 7, 2013 8:01pm
For decades, Marian Marzynski has won critical accolades for his films about the Holocaust and Polish Jewry. Now, in “Never Forget to Lie,” he tells his own story of childhood escape from the Warsaw Ghetto.
February 4, 2013 5:35pm
Two rare Jewish books illustrated by Maurice Sendak were sold at auction days before the posthumous publication of a new book by the author.