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Hartford: Teens don't let COVID stop them from making a difference

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford's JTConnect typically holds a pie-baking event in West Hartford on the Sunday before Thanksgiving – but this year the event took place on Zoom, with the pies dropped off for delivery once they were ready. Read more.

 

Help for the 20,000 Jewish professionals rendered jobless by pandemic

“Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks.

“I was shocked, I was sad and I was worried,” said Engelberg, who lost her job as director of grants and programs at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “I under…

Israeli Diaspora Minister Omer Yankelevitch is up for a challenge

Omer Yankelevitch has lofty ambitions for uniting Israeli and diaspora Jews. Six months into her job as Israel’s diaspora affairs minister — and with the future of the current government, and therefore her tenure, in jeopardy — Yankelevitch is optimistic and enthusiastic about taking o…

Knesset members propose giving Diaspora Jews formal role in Israeli affairs

How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences, always has been somewhat ephemeral. But proposed Knesset legislation that would give Diaspora Jewish leaders a formal role…

Israeli MKs propose giving Diaspora Jews a formal role in Israeli affairs

How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences, always has been somewhat ephemeral. But proposed Knesset legislation that would give Diaspora Jewish leaders a formal role…