Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Rhonda Fink-Whitman wrote a novel inspired by the story of her mother, a Holocaust survivor, but it’s her 14-minute YouTube video showing Pennsylvania students’ lack of knowledge of the Shoah that has people talking.
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To mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, co mposer Samuel Adler’s Stars in the Dust cantata will be performed at a Penn Valley synagogue today.
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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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Local Jewish and business leaders are hoping Mayor Michael Nutter's trip to Israel will enhance ties between the City of Brotherly Love and the Jewish state. Find out who's going and what's on the agenda.
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JTA
An octogenarian couple -- both Jewish Holocaust survivors -- killed themselves in Toronto in an apparent suicide pact.
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