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BY JTA STAFF (JTA) – The end of each year offers the opportunity to remember the Jewish figures we lost over the past 12 months who left outsized impressions on our world. This year, … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem for a solidarity rally with a march against anti-Semitism in New York.   The rally on Jan. 5 was organized by The Jewish Agency … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – An estimated 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and held a rally on Jan. 5 to protest rising anti-Semitism in and around New York City.   The rally … more
PROVIDENCE – Central Falls Rep. Shelby Maldonado is relocating to New York City to become the Hispanic outreach director of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She has resigned the District 56 seat in the House of Representatives, which she has held since January 2015, effective immediately, according to a statement issued by the House. A second-year student at Roger Williams University School of Law, Maldonado intends to transfer to a New York law school.  more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – It’s the perennial anomaly of Jewish voter surveys: Vast majorities feel an attachment to Israel, but relatively few are thinking about the Jewish state when they … more
(JTA) – Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in the defacing of the historic Sixth & I synagogue in Washington, D.C. The arrest of Luis Montsinos came Dec. 2, shortly after the … more
NEW YORK – Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability, has reached a record 90th participant in its national Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, a comprehensive education and outreach program designed to help Jewish organizations to reduce waste and encourage healthier living.  “This has been the year that a critical mass of people have started to really take the climate crisis seriously. It’s an issue in the U.S. elections. It’s an issue in the U.K. elections. Joining the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program demonstrates that Jewish institutions are stepping up to take responsibility and have committed to making changes. more
(JTA) – Wildfires across California have led to the evacuations of several Jewish institutions in the Los Angeles area and communities in the northern part of the state. The Getty Fire in … more
(JTA) — The U.S. Senate has launched a bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. The task force was launched this week to coincide with the first anniversary of the anti-Semitic … more
(JTA) – Eleven memorial candles stood on a table at the start of the public memorial service for the attack one year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue building. Family members of the 11 … more
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