COMMUNITY NEWS and INFORMATION
Mourning Shimon Peres from Desk of Jerry Silverman
It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to such an iconic visionary. His life and all he accomplished should be celebrated. Federations have been privileged to have had a longstanding relationship with Shimon Peres, z”l. At the 2013 General Assembly in Jerusalem, he reminded us that as a people, we have always had a vision—one... Read More →
KATKO AND VOTE ON SAFE HAVEN
Efforts led by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) to designate Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum as National Parks advanced on Tuesday.
The House of Representatives approved Katko’s Fort Ontario Study Act, H.R. 4204, which calls for a special resource study of Fort Ontario’s national significance and suitability required... Read More →
FEDERATION RESPONSE TO MBL PLATFORM
Response to Movement for Black Lives Platform
There were a number of virulently anti-Israel elements in a platform issued by the Movement for Black Lives on August 2, 2016. This is a coalition representing more than 50 groups from around the country, including the Black Lives Matter Network.
Their platform includes provisions that demonize Israel,... Read More →
Information from JFNA on Movement for Black Lives Platform
The information below includes talking points and statement from the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of North America.
It references some of the onerous points in the Movement for Black Lives Platform and to which we are responding.
Yesterday, press reports focused on a significant number of anti-Israel elements in a... Read More →
KOSHER FOODS @ NEW YORK STATE FAIR
KOSHER FARE “FAIR STYLE”
For the first-time, there will be a Kosher Food Booth at the 2016 New York State Fair. It will be run by “Catering by The Oaks” and will feature a mix of traditional and not-so-traditional kosher dishes.
This year’s State Fair runs from August 25 through September 5 (Labor Day). Catering by the Oaks, will be selling... Read More →
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