LETTER TO CNY MUSLIM COMMUNITY

March 18, 2019 Imam: Mohammed ElFiki Islamic Society of CNY 925 Comstock Ave Syracuse, NY 13210 Dear Imam ElFiki, The Jewish Community of Central New York is shocked and deeply saddened by the unconscionable and horrific attacks of terrorism against innocent worshippers at prayer at the two mosques in New Zealand. Our prayers go out […]

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 […]

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), […]

FEDERATION & WWII 1938-1948

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 […]

JEWISH CONTRIBUTIONS TO SYRACUSE & ONONDAGA COUNTY

December 5, 2017 by  
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FROM LAYING THE FOUNDATION TO FORGING AHEAD:  JEWISH CONTRIBUTIONS TO SYRACUSE & ONONDAGA COUNTY The exhibit, located on the first floor of the Onondaga Historical Museum, emphasizes the Jewish role in advancing the social, religious, economic, and political fabric of Syracuse and Onondaga County, and is divided into four sections: Community, Business, Entertainment, and Athletics.  For instance, Community focuses on […]

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