European nations must do more to fight anti-Semitism, EU council says

European nations must increase their efforts to ensure security for the continent’s Jews in the face of widespread anti-Semitism, the Council of the European Union said in a declaration that one Jewish group called “unprecedented.” Read more.

World ORT looks to bring STEM program to New York

Avi Ganon is director general and CEO of World ORT, the world’s largest Jewish education NGO which educates 300,000 students in more than 40 countries on five continents. Founded in 1880, its emphasis is on educating students to learn skills that allow them to be successful and live indepe…

Hanukkah, in all its light, rises among post-Soviet Jewry

We should celebrate the modern miracles happening among Jews in Russia, Ukraine and other states once under the grip of communism, writes the head of Federation partner JDC in a new op-ed. Read more.

80 years after Kristallnacht, German president lights massive menorah

Eighty years after Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” in which Nazis terrorized Jews throughout the German Reich, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was lifted in a cherry picker crane alongside Berlin community Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal to kindle what is billed as Europe’s…

Synagogue holds Hannukah ceremony at mass shooting site

Hundreds of people gathered in Pittsburgh at the site of last month’s deadly attack to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. Read more.