Friday Night Live! A Musical Family Shabbat March 1

Come join the Federation’s Young Jewish Leadership group as they welcome Shabbat with music by singer/songwriter Jacob “Spike” Kraus on March 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center in DeWitt. The event kicks off at 5:30 pm with a musical Shabbat service. A delicious Shabbat dinner will be served at 6:15 […]

Israeli Deputy Consul General to Speak

Israeli Deputy Consul General Comes to Syracuse Judith L. Stander  Israeli Deputy Consul General, Israel Nitzan, will be in Syracuse on December 11th and 12th to meet the Central New York Jewish Community in person. He has requested the privilege of addressing the Central New York Jewish community in person.  At 7:00PM he will address […]

FEDERATION STATEMENT ON PITTSBURGH

The Jewish community of Central New York  is shocked and saddened by the horrific attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh.  Our prayers go out to the victims, their families and the members of their community.  Please know that all our local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have been made aware of our concerns […]

Elyssa Rosenbaum to Compete in Summer Pan Am Maccabi Games!

Syracuse resident, Elyssa Rosenbaum, will represent Team USA in the upcoming Pan American Maccabi Games.  They are being held from July 5 through 15, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Competing in the Maccabi Games is a lifelong dream come true for Elyssa.  Growing up in Syracuse she always wanted to participate in games for gymnastics, […]

WHAT IS A “KUPAH”…AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

What is a “KUPAH” and why should I Care? By Michael Balanoff According to Jewish tradition, the highest form of tzedakah or charity is giving to a central campaign or community fund called a “KUPAH.” Throughout Jewish history, in small towns and large cities, within both Israel and the Diaspora (Jews scattered throughout the world), […]

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