Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775
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For some Jews, becoming an activist for the State of Israel can prove invigorating and promote better understanding of Zionism. Yet when the dust settles and the fight is over, can a Jew find normalcy after taking such a plunge, or will they find it difficult to deal with negative feedback? Three such students - Ayal Feinberg, 18; Josh Stulman,...
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Temple Israel of the Poconos held its first-ever Israeli fair on Sunday, welcoming close to 500 people to the conservative shul in Stroudsburg, Pa. Among other attractions, the day featured vendors selling Israeli food, clothing and art, in addition to Israeli singer Yoel Sharabi performing on the synagogue stage. The synagogue's rabbi, Mel Glazer, noted that Monroe County has seen...
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In an effort to broaden its outreach to the gay and lesbian community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its very first "Philadelphia Pride Mission to Israel." The trip, slated to take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13, will coincide with Jerusalem World Pride, a weeklong series of events that will advocate tolerance and acceptance of gay...
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Less than three weeks after U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) shared the stage with Daniel Ayalon, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, another GOP Congress member - albeit a slightly bigger fish that Democrats would like nothing better than to fry in November - appeared on June 19 at the Haverford School with another well-known Israeli politician. Sen. Rick...
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The New Israel Fund, a 27-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes civil rights and religious pluralism in Israel, started a Philadelphia Regional Council earlier this year in the hopes of increasing the group's visibility and fundraising capabilities in the area. The philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans has given more than $700 million to more than 120 organizations...
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