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412 Black Jewish Collaborative building bridges through relationships

Before the deaths of Antwon Rose and George Floyd, Josh Sayles was part of a collaborative created to engage the Jewish and black communities in Pittsburgh with each other. “We’ve known for years that we really needed to strengthen ties with the black community,” said Sayles, director …

Federation fund assists ailing organizations

With multiple Jewish institutions in desperate need of capital just to stay afloat during the Covid-19 crisis, the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks was able to raise over $100,000 (which includes a federation match of $50,000) in one month by adapting established procedures and in…

Summer camp with a twist at JCC

Tyler Hawkins, 8, of Liberty and Hannah Watts, 8, of Cortland, were among the many children running around Noah’s Park playground on Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane. The JCC started its annual summer children’s camp last week, with changes to comply with guidelin…

Hunger expected to explode throughout America because of COVID-19

Economic fallout from the pandemic is expected to rapidly raise the level of hunger in America and the region, undoing the recovery from the Great Recession and potentially rendering millions more families unable to afford food. According to projections by Feeding America, the leading hunger…

Rivlin tells US Jews of need to stand together against all forms of racism

A meeting was held this week with Jewish groups (virtually) and senior members of the Israeli government. JFNA was also in the meeting which was on U.S.-Diaspora relations. During the meeting, Israeli President Rivlin said: “Anti-Semitism and racism are two sides of the same coin, and we m…