Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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A growing number of college and university presidents, both nationally and regionally, have signed on to a petition, circulated by the American Jewish Committee, that condemns the proposed British academic boycott of Israel, and expresses solidarity with Israeli colleges and research institutions. The initiative came as a backlash to the May vote by the University and College Union of the...
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No one could say there's a dearth of Israel trip options for high-schoolers. Among other organizations, Young Judea, the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, the North American Federation of Temple Youth and United Synagogue Youth offer summer sojourns to the Jewish state. But while these programs represent a variety of different Jewish interests and organizations (Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
God truly must have formed Tahiti and French Polynesia and placed coral necklaces around them. They are too perfect: Bright morning sunshine, calming breezes, turquoise lagoons, spectacular waterfalls, towering mountains, lush fruit and vegetable fields, and friendly people. Who could ask for more? Indeed, Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora -- to name just three of these 118 volcanic and coral...
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Jerusalem College of Technology has received the final approval of Israel's Council of Higher Education to open a nursing school and offer a bachelor's degree in the science of nursing with classes beginning next month. The new four-year program will be part of Machon Tal, JCT's Women's College. The curriculum will include theoretical and practical studies in a variety of...
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September is "Healthy Aging Month," when individuals over 50 are reminded that those who are physically active, eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco and alcohol and who get regular check-ups are more likely to look forward to many years of staying healthy and active. Dr. Augustine E. Agocha, lead physician at Advanced Heart, Lung and Vascular Care in Bordentown, N.J.,...
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