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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
(JTA) – Students at a Jewish day school in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh sent messages to marginalized groups and communities that have been victims of mass shootings to mark the … more
PITTSBURGH (JTA) – I have been the rabbi of the New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh for nine years. This year, at Kol Nidre services on Yom Kippur, I preached about calm. Our congregation … more
(JTA) – Fliers bearing white nationalist language and hate speech were circulated on Rosh Hashanah to businesses. “The hate literature was not only offensive in relation to the Jewish … more
The Jewish calendar year 5779 was a turbulent and often painful one for Jews around the world. Mounting global anti-Semitism, two deadly American synagogue shootings and two (as yet) inconclusive Israeli elections in the space of just a few months were among the stories that defined and helped frame the communal discussion. more
BOSTON (JTA) – A rabbi here has asked congregants to consider bringing guns to religious services as a form of protection in response to recent shootings at synagogues across the … more
CHICAGO (JTA) – When I turned on my phone after spending a recent Shabbat relaxing with my family on vacation, it beeped with a string of messages, each more stressful than the last. A … more
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