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‘There Are Jews Here’ Showcases Dwindling Small-town Religious and Cultural Life

The title of the film is There Are Jews Here but after seeing last week’s screening of the documentary in New York, viewers would...

Jewish Groups Tussle Over Friedman Pick

With Congress back in session, Jewish organizations on both the left and right are gearing up to mobilize support or opposition in the Senate...

Orthodox Rabbis Join Opposition to Medically Assisted Suicide

The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing...

Rabbi Says UN Comments at Menorah Lighting Not Directed at Obama

WASHINGTON — The annual National Menorah lighting is a ceremonial event. Held on the Ellipse, it is used to mark the beginning of Chanukah...

JCC Association Names New President and CEO

The JCC Association of North America announced on Dec. 20 that the 100-year old central agency named Doron Krakow as the new president and...

Study: Jews Are World’s Most Educated Religious Group, But There’s a U.S. Wrinkle

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank based in Washington, D.C., just released a global demographic study that examines levels of educational attainment...

Billionaire With Philly Roots Joins Trump’s Economic Team

President-elect Donald Trump has invested in a locally raised man who knows a thing or two about investments. Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of the...
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How to Survive Election-Related Stress

Election got you down? “It is a challenging time,” affirmed Dr. Matthew Torres, executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. This echoes the American...
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Wealthy Jews Among the Top Contributors Nationwide to Both Presidential Candidates

The combined $1.8 billion that presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have raised as of Sept. 30 doesn’t top the combined total of...
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ADL Reports on Anti-Semitic Targeting of Journalists

When Israeli journalist Eylon Aslan-Levy logged onto his Twitter account in late August, he was shockingly confronted with superimposed images of his head peeking...