Jewish United Fund in Chicago launches $26 million coronavirus initiative

The Jewish United Fund in Chicago has made $26 million available to help area residents of all faiths deal with the coronavirus crisis. Read more.

Food, faith, family: Richmond family's Friday Challah connects community

When Michael Sachs went to his favourite Richmond bakery to buy Challah bread two weeks ago he didn’t plan on walking out with 17 loaves.

It is customary for Jewish families to have two loaves of Challah — a braided egg bread — on the table at Shabbat dinners which happen every Friday…

50% rise in aliyah applications from U.S., Jewish Agency expects more

The number of North Americans who filed applications to immigrate to Israel during April rose 50% compared with the same month last year, Nefesh B’Nefesh reported. Read more.

Shira Haas, Ben Platt, Josh Malina send birthday wishes to Israel virtually

Actors Shira Haas, Ben Platt and Josh Malina were among the stars who joined a virtual ceremony on Wednesday celebrating Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The hourlong ceremony, organized by the Jewish Federations of North America and broadcast on YouTube and Facebook, also featured a musica…

Fingerhut: ‘We’ve got some real challenges ahead of us’

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge to the Jewish community across the globe, said Eric D. Fingerhut, president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. “There’s nothing like this that’s ever affected the Jewish community because we’ve never had …