Ukraine Jews fearful of leaflet distribution

A pamphlet from the self-described separatist east Ukraine government in Donetsk requires Jews to register and list their possessions or face consequences. (Courtesy Twitter)

Jews living in the eastern Ukraine community of Donetsk are fearful of a recent anti-Semitic flyer bearing the official self-proclaimed separatist government seal in addition to the seal of Russia. The leaflet demands all Jews 16 years of age and older register with the separatists, list all of their property including vehicles and pay a special tax.

Failure to do so, says the document written in Russian, could result in confiscation of their goods, the risk of deportation and a possible loss of citizenship. The tax to be levied is $50 per registrant and is payable by May 3 at …
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WJC responds to anti-semitic pamphlets distributed in Ukraine,

NEW YORK – The head of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Friday expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine and urged all sides in the conflict there to refrain from using anti-Semitic propaganda to further their political goals.

Following the distribution in Donetsk and other towns in eastern Ukraine …
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OVERLAND PARK, KS. (JTA) — Every Friday at noon, my 2-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch.

We are usually late, and the JCC’s Heritage Center, catering to active seniors (and their preschool-aged guests), is only our first stop. Vivien refuses to leave until she and zayde have had a run of the entire building. …
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Chai Mitzvah continues at JCDS on Tuesdays after Passover

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS), the renamed former Community Day School,  will continue to offer Chai Mitzvah, an affordable program of adult Jewish learning and celebration after the Passover break.

At a total cost of only $18, the nine-session course has five components: learning, participating in a new ritual, engaging in social action, …
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Reach recovery plan, court orders Hadassah hospital and Israeli gov’t

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jerusalem court ordered Hadassah Medical Center and the Israeli government to reach agreement on a recovery plan in one week.

District Court Justice David Mintz on Sunday also extended a stay of protection to the hospital from its creditors, even as it continues to operate at a deficit.

The …
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Netanyahu, Jewish leaders send condolences to families of Kansas victims

JERUSALEM (JTA)– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent condolences to the families of the three people killed by a gunman at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City, KS.

“We condemn the murder that by all the signs was done out of hatred of Jews,” Netanyahu said in a statement issued Monday morning, …
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