National WW2 Museum to Host Holocaust Studies Symposium

The National World War 2 Museum will hold a Holocaust Studies Symposium on Thursday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Join top scholars for this public conversation about the academic discipline of Holocaust Studies who will discuss, “What Do We Do When the Witnesses Are Gone?”

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Fliers blaming Jews for Kavanaugh assault allegations target Reno temple


(JTA) — Fliers blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were posted outside a synagogue in South Reno, Nevada.

The fliers were posted outside Temple Emanu-El in South Reno on two consecutive weekends — Oct 6-7, when Kavanaugh was confirmed by the...
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JEF announces 10K gift for Hurricane Michael recovery

Following catastrophic destruction in the Florida panhandle from winds and surge associated with Hurricane Michael’s landfall there,  the board of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF) unanimously approved a $10,000 grant this week to the Jewish Federations of North America’s  (JFNA) 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund.

JEF has been supportive of...
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Susan Hess to receive Hannah Solomon Award on Monday


Susan Hess will be honored on Monday as the recipient of the 2018 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). This recognition is given annually to a volunteer community leader who exemplifies the qualities of Hannah...
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Fliers blaming Jews for Kavanaugh assault allegations target Iowa organizations

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic fliers that blame Jews for the sexual assault allegations against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were hung on the doors of Iowa organizations.

The hate fliers discovered Monday are the same ones posted on at least four college campuses across the country.

The fliers were posted on...
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Temple Sinai to Host Author Walter Isaacson

Temple Sinai will host Walter Isaacson during Shabbat services on Friday, October 26 at 6:15 pm. 

The evening will include a discussion of the importance and impact of creativity and diversity. Walter Isaacson is a history professor at Tulane and the author of Leonardo da Vinci; Steve Jobs;...
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Facebook executive Joel Kaplan under fire for backing Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joel Kaplan, the head of global policy for Facebook, has faced a wave of internal criticism at the company for appearing at a Senate hearing in support of his friend, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Facebook convened a town hall meeting on Friday after hundreds of staffers excoriated...
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Trump says George Soros paid for signs at DC protest against Brett Kavanaugh

(JTA) – President Donald Trump said the Jewish billionaire George Soros was involved in making signs featured in protests against the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump made the claim Friday on Twitter hours after hundreds of protesters were detained during a sit-in rally in Washington D.C.

“The very...
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University of Michigan students who support divestment: ‘We are not BDS’

 Recently, an associate professor in the American Culture department at the University of Michigan drew headlines over his decision to deny a student a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study-abroad program at Tel Aviv University.

But this incident was not an isolated event; it exemplified a recent disturbing trend...
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In Jerusalem, Angela Merkel emphasizes Germany’s obligation to fight anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (JTA) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized her country’s special obligation to combat anti-Semitism during a speech at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Thursday, calling the Nazi genocide an “unprecedented” crime.

“Nearly 80 years ago, on the pogrom night of Nov. 9, the Jewish people in...
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