By DEAN M. SHAPIRO, Special to the CCJN
A century after its founding in Atlanta, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) South-Central Regional Office honored four of its own at a special awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Grand Ballroom on Thursday evening, December 5.
Selected to receive the prestigious A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Awards for 2013 were New Orleans attorney Kim Boyle and Dr. Juan and Ana Gershanik. Cathy Glaser, who retired as the community director of the ADL’s South-Central Regional Office this summer, was recognized with a special award for her many years of service.
The theme of … Continue reading
Swarthmore Hillel declares itself ‘open’ in violation of International Hillel policies
(JTA) — The student board of Swarthmore College’s Hillel repudiated international Hillel guidelines prohibiting partnerships with groups deemed hostile toward Israel.
The Swarthmore Hillel’s student board voted unanimously on Sunday to reject the Hillel guidelines for campus Israel activities. The Pennsylvania liberal arts college’s Hillel became the first chapter of … Continue reading
By ABRAHAM H. FOXMAN
NEW YORK (JTA) — Nelson Mandela will always be remembered as a symbol of courageous resistance to the racist policies of apartheid South Africa. He was a true hero of conscience. But he also will always have a special place in the memory of the Jewish community.
I first met Mandela in Geneva in 1990 as part of a delegation of American Jewish leaders. My colleagues and I spent 2 1/2 … Continue reading
(JTA) – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned amid sexual harassment accusations, was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years probation for acts against three women.
Filner, 71, was sentenced Monday in state Superior Court after pleading guilty to the charges against him in October in exchange for a plea … Continue reading
(JTA) — The American Association of University Professors called on members of the American Studies Association to vote down a resolution endorsing an academic boycott of Israel.
In an open letter to American Studies Association members published December 6, two days after the ASA’s 20-member national council approved the boycott resolution, the American Association … Continue reading
(JTA) — Police identified two men who allegedly painted anti-Semitic slogans and swastikas on and around a mostly Jewish fraternity on the Penn State University campus.
The two men are white and college-age, State College, Pa., police said on Friday, according to the Centre Daily Times. They have not yet been identified publicly or charged.… Continue reading