Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775
By:
Heather Porter, JTA
Since Jewish film festivals in the United States were launched in the 1980s, the field has grown dramatically. Estimates vary, and depend to a degree on what qualifies as a film festival, but the total number ranges from 60 to well over 100 across the country.
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By:
Jacob Kamaras, JNS.org
A former White House liaison to the Jewish community during the George W. Bus administration chronicles pop culture trends in his new book.
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JTA
Philly's Shalom Center joined 21 activist organizations in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency concerning the government’s collection of telephone records.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
When North American Federations convene for their General Assembly in Jerusalem next week, CEO Jerry Silverman insists it's going to be different from past gatherings. He says that this time, it’s not going to be just talking. There’s going to be listening and debating — and, eventually, action.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
Facing dwindling memberships, Conservative and Reform synagogues are now renting unused classroom space to Orthodox day schools that have outgrown their buildings. The trend isn't new but appears to be gaining steam.
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