Where The Holocaust Came to America

Where the Holocaust came to America By Judy Coe Rapaport A special event commemorating the August 5, 1944 arrival of 982 Holocaust refugees at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter is planned by the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee. Paul Lear, historic site manager, said, “In the spring of 1944, a crisis developed as refugees making […]


TAY welcomes Rabbi Yehoshua Zehavi By Sonali McIntyre Temple Adath Yeshurun welcome Rabbi Yehoshua Zehavi and his family to the congregation. Rabbi Zehavi was elected rabbi at a special congregational meeting held in early May. Temple Co-President Andrea Knoller said, “Chaim Jaffe and I extend a very warm welcome to the newest members of our […]


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), […]


Federation and WWII: 1938-1948 By Barbara Sheklin Davis The Jewish Federation of Central New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018 Editor’s note: To mark this milestone, we are printing a series of 10 articles highlighting each decade of the Federation’s work with and for the community. We hope you enjoy this look backward […]

“SHALOM” from Shalom Syracuse

The Federation offers this service to anyone who has recently moved to the Syracuse area, or who plans to move into the area. To schedule a visit email Jacki at jgoldber@twcny.rr.com or call the Federation office at 445-2040 ext. 102. Each welcome basket is filled with information and brochures from Jewish organizations and synagogues, as […]