Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz’s lecture “Jews on the Chocolate Trail,” the
second program of the College of Jewish Studies fall series, will be
held on Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community
Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY.
Professor Hasia Diner, of New York University, will speak on “Roads
Taken: The Great Jewish Migration and the Peddlers Who Made it Possible”
on Thursday, November 6, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center,
500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. The lecture will be the third in the College
of Jewish Studies series “Comedy, Commerce and Chocolate.”
Rabbi Ron Kronish, the founder and director of the Interreligious
Coordinating Council of Israel, will be the featured speaker at the
upcoming Children of Abraham event on Sunday, November 2, from 2-4:15
pm, at Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St., Vestal.
TEL AVIV (JTA) – Having coffee with Stav Shaffir is little different
from meeting up with other 20-somethings in Tel Aviv. She rushes into
the café a few minutes late, glances repeatedly at her phone and
complains about high rents and an out-of-touch government. It’s hard,
she says, being the youngest woman in a workplace full of older men. The
only difference: The workplace is the Knesset and Shaffir, 29, is the
youngest female lawmaker in Israel’s history.
Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ‘67 lines; More Jewish families move to Jerusalem Arab neighborhood; Some Beit Shemesh lawmakers eye splitting city into haredi and non-haredi entities; Jerusalem bus ads of women in prayer shawls vandalized
Heirs to German Jews sue Swiss bank UBS to recover inheritance; No charges for British lawmaker for “Israel-free zone” comment; Kosher butcher in Germany admits selling non-kosher meat for years
A junior chapter for NCSY in Binghamton has been revived by Shachar
Avraham, a Binghamton University junior from Westchester, NY, and
Fairlawn, NJ. Currently, the group has fewer than a dozen participants,
mostly fourth and fifth grade students from Hillel Academy, but hopes to
continue growing. “We want the kids to feel like they’re part of the
Jewish community – we want them to know it exists, and that they can
take part in it,” said Avraham.
Teens love texting. Cell phones don’t jive with Shabbat. A new app seeks
to address this uniquely Jewish case of “unstoppable force meets
Several times in the past few months, the topic of how we should treat others came up in a religious context.