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In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future - and that of its window

In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future - and that of its window

Future in question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its monumental stained-glass window.Alanna E. Cooper, JTA, 15/04/2021 12:46
In Northern Ireland, a small Jewish community tries to avoid conflict

In Northern Ireland, a small Jewish community tries to avoid conflict

As it did decades ago, Northern Ireland’s Jewish community looks to weather the storm of violence on the streets of Belfast.Olivia Fletcher, JTA, 15/04/2021 08:06
In Nevada, an Orthodox community quietly continues to grow

In Nevada, an Orthodox community quietly continues to grow

Henderson, Nev., has a growing Jewish population. Here’s what locals love about living Jewishly in the desert.Howard Riell, JTA, 14/04/2021 07:58
Uni of Connecticut to hold rally against campus Jew hatred

Uni of Connecticut to hold rally against campus Jew hatred

After anti-Semitic incidents over Passover weekend at UConn, rally held in support of Jewish students.Dan Verbin, 06/04/2021 03:19
In historic first, Jewish communities commemorate Yom Hashoah in the Gulf

In historic first, Jewish communities commemorate Yom Hashoah in the Gulf

Young Muslims to participate in programming, visit Yad Vashem, and share their experiences learning about the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2021 14:53
First book about Jewish festivals for emerging Jewish communities released for Passover

First book about Jewish festivals for emerging Jewish communities released for Passover

'Hands-On Jewish Holidays,' a book for communities discovering Jewish ancestry and wishing to reconnect to the traditions of their ancestorsArutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 17:49
'In 10 or 20 years there might not be a religious community in Newcastle'

'In 10 or 20 years there might not be a religious community in Newcastle'

The Jewish community in Newcastle, England, is shrinking. But it’s getting some unexpected help.Jacob Judah, JTA, 17/03/2021 08:57
Gulf Jewish communities plan extensive Passover programming

Gulf Jewish communities plan extensive Passover programming

In a record, 650 pounds of matzah are shipped to Gulf communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2021 14:35
Jura Abaev, Tajikistan's last Jew, dead at 93

Jura Abaev, Tajikistan's last Jew, dead at 93

For centuries, Jews thrived in Khujand, Tajikistan. Now the city’s last Jew has died.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/01/2021 20:33
Is there a Black-Jewish cooperation in the United States?

Is there a Black-Jewish cooperation in the United States?

People of the Pod: Lonnie Bunch on race relations; Isaac Herzog on Israel and the Diaspora.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2020 04:14
'Jewish communities in the US need to feel that Israeli Jews are there for them'

'Jewish communities in the US need to feel that Israeli Jews are there for them'

'Instead of focusing on getting them to come live here, we need to make it easier for them to stay,' rabbi says.Nitzan Keidar, 05/06/2020 10:51
Oporto Jewish community donates proceeds from video to Israeli food bank

Oporto Jewish community donates proceeds from video to Israeli food bank

Jewish community in Oporto, Portugal, donates proceeds from video to help feed Israelis suffering from hunger during coronavirus outbreak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2020 09:55
Dubai Jewish community gets first shipment of kosher meat

Dubai Jewish community gets first shipment of kosher meat

Shipment of glatt kosher meat arrives in Dubai, in time for Shavuot holiday. 'Until now we were like partisans, now everything has changed.'Michal Levi, 27/05/2020 15:02
'Resilience' program for Jewish communities around the world

'Resilience' program for Jewish communities around the world

World Union of Orthodox Synagogues and Communities will offer online seminar in conjunction with qualified professionals from Israel.Orli Harari, 22/03/2020 12:47
Rivlin to Jewish leaders: We are one family, we all stand together

Rivlin to Jewish leaders: We are one family, we all stand together

President Reuven Rivlin meets heads of communities from the US, Turkey, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and other countries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/01/2020 02:54
NYU chaplain to be first chief rabbi in the United Arab Emirates

NYU chaplain to be first chief rabbi in the United Arab Emirates

Rabbi says he aims to support establishment of permanent Jewish community in Dubai.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 15/05/2019 07:43
Mossad secures Jewish communities abroad

Mossad secures Jewish communities abroad

Mossad receives more than NIS 10 million from one government ministry to increase security for Jewish communities around world.Mordechai Sones, 18/12/2018 22:39
Rivlin: Improve relations with global Jewish community

Rivlin: Improve relations with global Jewish community

Rivlin meets Israeli ambassadors from around the world, discusses importance of relations with the Jews of the world.Nitsan Keidar, 11/12/2018 04:10
"Our diversity is our strength as a Jewish community”

"Our diversity is our strength as a Jewish community”

Two leaders of Jewish Federations talk about opportunities and challenges as they look towards the future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2018 19:23
This Torah made its way from a dead community to a new continent

This Torah made its way from a dead community to a new continent

A Torah scroll makes its way from Iowa to Paraguay, telling a story about modern Judaism on its way.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2018 21:09
One of Brazil's oldest synagogues to be rededicated

One of Brazil's oldest synagogues to be rededicated

Sao Paulo congregation rededicates centennial synagogue 100 years after it first opened.JTA, 07/12/2017 14:37
Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Communities bid farewell to two historic synagogues sold to developers planning to raze them, build high-end apartments.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2017 11:56
Avi Gabbay refuses to retract his remarks on 'the settlements'

Avi Gabbay refuses to retract his remarks on 'the settlements'

'Land of Israel belongs to the Jews, God promised it to Abraham,' says Zionist Union chief.Tzvi Lev, 17/10/2017 11:46
Last remnants of Jewish community struggle to retain heritage

Last remnants of Jewish community struggle to retain heritage

A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.JTA, 16/09/2017 22:59
PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

Netanyahu leaves for trip to Argentina, Mexico, and Columbia, then meets world leaders at UN General Assembly in New York.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2017 15:38
Will Harvey's victims celebrate the upcoming Jewish holidays?

Will Harvey's victims celebrate the upcoming Jewish holidays?

Jewish students, Chabad rabbis and a kosher salami company pitch in to help Houston.JTA, 07/09/2017 08:08
Poland’s Jewish revival is marred by community infighting

Poland’s Jewish revival is marred by community infighting

As the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Poland rises, some Jews insist Poland is relatively safe.JTA, 06/09/2017 16:32
Israeli arrested for threats to Jewish institutions

Israeli arrested for threats to Jewish institutions

Israeli police arrest Israeli-American for making threats and publishing false reports in Jewish communities in countries around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2017 14:17
Syrian refugees join in Jewish parade in Berlin

Syrian refugees join in Jewish parade in Berlin

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community, called for unity ahead of the upcoming elections in the city.Arutz Sheva staff, 15/09/2016 11:05
Why Uzbekistan's Jews miss late ruler's iron fist

Why Uzbekistan's Jews miss late ruler's iron fist

Jews of Uzbekistan insist that late President Islam Karimov's ruthless and often brutal policies were necessary to keep out radical Islam.Cnaan Liphshiz, 13/09/2016 21:54
World's 3rd-largest synagogue returns to Jews

World's 3rd-largest synagogue returns to Jews

Ten years of efforts bear fruit on behalf of Czech synagogue-turned-museum in city of Pilsen.Hillel Fendel, 12/09/2016 21:39
Failed coup leaves Istanbul synagogues half empty

Failed coup leaves Istanbul synagogues half empty

Turkish Jewish community member describes tensions in Istanbul as news of attempted coup arrives over Friday night meal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2016 12:03
Amplifying Jewish Leaders' Skills around the World

Amplifying Jewish Leaders' Skills around the World

US-based foundation launches new program to engage rising leaders and turn them into a tour de force for communities worldwide.Gedalyah Reback, 19/04/2015 13:31
Sukkot Pilgrimage To Hershey Park

Sukkot Pilgrimage To Hershey Park

Every year on Chol HaMoed (intermediate day) Sukkot, thousands of Jews gather at Hershey Park for a day of kosher festivities.Cynthia Blank, 12/10/2014 08:04
Meet the Only Jewish MP in the Muslim World

Meet the Only Jewish MP in the Muslim World

Yehuda Abrahamov is accompanying the Azeri foreign minister on his visit to Israel.Hezki Baruch and Gil Ronen, 22/04/2013 14:21
Netanyahu: Conflict is Not About Settlements

Netanyahu: Conflict is Not About Settlements

Netanyahu: The entire conflict between Israel and the Arabs is over their denial of Israel’s right to exist.Elad Benari, 05/12/2012 05:13
Rabbi: China Going Kosher, More Products Available

Rabbi: China Going Kosher, More Products Available

There has been a “kosher revolution” in China in recent years, with more kosher products produced for domestic use and exportDavid Lev, 04/11/2012 21:12
Jewish Birthrate Up, Arab Rate Down in Jerusalem

Jewish Birthrate Up, Arab Rate Down in Jerusalem

The Jewish birthrate in Jerusalem is higher than the Arab birthrate, putting an end to reports of an Arab demographic threat.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 20/05/2012 08:09
Ex-IDF Officer Plans Security for Canadian Jews

Ex-IDF Officer Plans Security for Canadian Jews

A former IDF officer plans to make Canada safer for Jews with unarmed patrols trained in counter-terror tactics.Maayana Miskin, 25/03/2012 00:01