Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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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JTA
Israel will announce construction plans for about 5,000 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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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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Visitors from the Tennessee town where students built a now famous Holocaust memorial got a taste of Jewish life on the East Coast.
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