Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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JTA
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Janet Yellen, 67, will become the first female chairman of the Federal Reserve. She also happens to be Jewish.
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Yeshiva University removed Akiva Roth, a recently hired teacher, after it came to light that there was sexual misconduct in his past.
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JTA
The Jewish Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley, rejected J Street U for membership for the second time since 2011.
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A strong local contingent traveled to Baltimore to examine out-of-the-box ways to reinvigorate their synagogues, serve interfaith families and reverse staggering declines revealed in a recent study of American Jewry.
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