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  • Interfaith trip opens eyes, hearts

    One young Jewish woman worked with Jews, played with Jews and wrote about Jews. So it was only recently — on an interfaith mission to Turkey — that she had the chance to really know and bond with her non-Jewish neighbors.

  • Few cry over federation system’s funding change

    The United Jewish Communities, the coordinating body for the North American Jewish federation system, is scrapping the process it has been using for several years to determine its funding of overseas programs.

  • Interfaith trip mends ties

    With Jewish-Protestant tries fraying because of the movement to divest from Israel, an interfaith mission to the Holy Land helped restore lines of communication.

  • Presbyterian-Jewish ties worsening

    Close to giving up on talks with Presbyterian leaders, Jewish officials say the church’s leadership is being swayed by the political agenda of radical Palestinians.

  • Conferences tackle Jewish challenges

    The slew of new forums focusing on the future of the Jewish people reveals a certain angst about today’s challenges and raises questions about how much faith Jews have in their existing institutions to address those challenges.

  • The U.N. at 60

    As the United Nations prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the occasion is bittersweet for Jewish observers, who note some positive changes but are still frustrated with the unfair treatment of Israel at the world body.

  • Sharansky bids for Jewish Agency helm

    Natan Sharansky is making waves in Israel by challenging Ariel Sharon’s candidate to run the Jewish Agency, but he seems unlikely to win much support in the Diaspora.

  • Fun, sun and Israel advocacy

    For many of today’s Jewish youth, summer is a key moment for rigorous training in Israel advocacy and Jewish leadership.

  • UJC to raise Falash Mura funds

    The Jewish federation system has launched a major fund-raising campaign to assist the Jews of Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

  • Israel unprepared for Ethiopian immigration

    The rate of Falash Mura aliyah from Ethiopia to Israel is set to double next month, but there aren’t yet firm plans in place for organizing or paying for the influx.