Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Last week, eight local people sat around a table at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service offices . They all share a close connection to the LGBTQ community and want to become mentors to others in the Jewish community adjusting to life with a loved one who has come out.
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In an effort to attract more visitors, the National Museum of American Jewish History has changed its policies regarding Shabbat and kashrut.
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Philadelphia rabbis and Jewish activists were among those who traveled to Harrisburg to lobby for stricter gun regulations.
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Israel Hayom, JNS.org
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who won Israel’s election Tuesday under the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu party ticket, spoke to Israel Hayom, an Israeli publication, in a pre-election interview. Here are excerpts:
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About 40 people attended an election-analysis program held at Congregation Mikveh Israel in Old City, hours after the polls closed in Israel. The crowd was mostly right-leaning but not altogether so.
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