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Anti-Semitic incidents rose a whopping 86% in the first 3 months of 2017

April 25, 2017, by

(CNN) In the first three months of this year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the US was 86% higher than the same period last year, says a new report. The report, released Monday by Anti-Defamation League, counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats between January and March. There were 281 incidents in the same time period in 2016. “Read more […]

Argentina marks 25 years since attack on Buenos Aires embassy

March 27, 2017, by

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was remembered in the Argentine city exactly 25 years after it was blown up by a car bomb. The ceremony marking the attack took place at 2:50 p.m. Friday, the time that the embassy was destroyed in 1992 in […]

Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center Opening in Teaneck, Providing A Home Away From Home for Individuals with Disabilities

March 8, 2017, by

TEANECK, NJ — Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, announced its opening of the Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center, which will, initially, provide four nights a week of social activities for young adults with disabilities, creating a “home away from home” experience.  The Center will be fully staffed to accommodate the needs of Yachad […]

OU’s Allen Fagin Appointed Co-Chair of New York-Israel Commission by Governor Cuomo; Joins Cuomo on Solidarity Mission to Israel in Wake of Rising Anti-Semitism

March 6, 2017, by

Jerusalem, Israel — Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Jerusalem today in an expression of solidarity with the Jewish community, accompanied by the Orthodox Union’s Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. Following a meeting with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Governor announced the creation of a New York-Israel Commission, charged with assisting in the creation and promotion of opportunities for the development of new programs and economic partnerships celebrating […]

GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES NEW YORK-ISRAEL COMMISSION DURING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND UNITY TRIP TO ISRAEL

March 5, 2017, by

GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES NEW YORK-ISRAEL COMMISSION DURING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND UNITY TRIP TO ISRAEL   22-Member Panel Will Explore New Opportunities to Strengthen Economic and Cultural Ties Between New York and Israel Initiative Will Expand Trade and Build Partnerships between New York and Israel  Connect New York and Israeli Law Enforcement to Share Best Practices for […]

ORTHODOX UNION WELCOMES PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDEMNATION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

February 21, 2017, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s remarks this morning. Mr. Mark Bane, president of the Orthodox Union, stated: “Over the past several weeks, the American Jewish community has been subjected to scores of bomb threats, acts of vandalism and other anti Semitic incidents. We […]

Jake Adler Testifies Before New York State Legislature on STEM Education Albany, NY

February 16, 2017, by

Jake Adler, Director of Government Affairs for Teach NYS, testified before a Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the 2017-2018 executive budget proposal today. Adler emphasized the importance of STEM education funding for all students, including nonpublic school students. Adler’s written testimony is below. Watch the full video here: Good afternoon, Chair Farrell, Chair Young, Chair Nolan, […]

Isenbergs Honored at Midwest Annual Banquet

February 15, 2017, by

  You’ve got to see it to believe it. That was Guest of Honor Rabbi Moshe Isenberg’s message at Midwest NCSY’s Annual Banquet, held Feb. 7 at the Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood. “You’ve seen the video and heard about the impact NCSY has on today’s teens, but you won’t actually understand it until […]

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