Home » Search in archive Search results for: “reboot jewish conference”

Obama Meets With The Conference Of Presidents Of Major American Jewish Organizati​ons

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents and its member organizations met today with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss U.S.-Israel relations, ongoing changes in the Middle East and other issues.

The 50-person delegation, led by Conference of Presidents Chairman Alan Solow and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein, also met with David S. Cohen, the Department of Treasury’s Acting …

| | Read More »

Times: Jews Reboot in Exclusive Conference

There is a secretive group called Reboot, which the Times tells us, “since 2002 has conducted an annual conference for young, affluent Jews to discuss their ethnic and religious identity, in between spa treatments and walks among the ponderosa pines of the Wasatch Mountains.”

We know little about this conference because we are not in on the secret.

Here is how the Times ends the article.

Read More: @ …

| | Read More »

Jewish American leaders appeal to Castro for Alan Gross’ release

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations urged Thursday Cuban President Raul Castro to release Jewish American contractor Alan Gross, following the end of his two-day trial on charges he sought to undermine Cuba’s government.

“We are disappointed that the prosecution presented Mr. Gross as attempting to destabilize the Cuban government when the project he was …

| | Read More »

Obama to Jewish leaders: Israel needs to create context for Mideast peace

Obama to Jewish leaders: Israel needs to create context for Mideast peace

U.S. President Barack Obama told Jewish leaders this week that Israel must use its military, political and cultural strength to create a context for peace with the Palestinians, according to participants of a 50-member delegation that met with Obama at the White House.

Obama also told the delegates of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that Washington was committed to supporting Israel and …

| | Read More »

Obama to Jewish leaders: U.S. supports Israel’s security

Obama to Jewish leaders: U.S. supports Israel’s security

… America opposes efforts to de-legitimize Israel, President Obama told a 50-member delegation of Jewish leaders during a White House meeting.

Obama met Tuesday with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

A statement issued by the White House called the one-hour discussion “productive.” The statement said that Obama “reiterated America’s unshakeable support for Israel’s security, opposition to any effort to de-legitimize it or single …

| | Read More »

Rabbi Druckman blasts haredim at conference on converts

Rabbi Druckman blasts haredim at conference on converts

… which he heads, and by the IDF, during a symposium Monday at Jerusalem’s International Conference Center.

While his opening speech to some 400 rabbinic judges, rabbis and educators dealt more with the positive aspects of conversion at a time when people who are pushed away from religion can return to their Jewish roots, Druckman passionately defended the halachic validity of his authority while speaking later with reporters.

Read More: @ yiddishnayes.com

| | Read More »

American Jewish leader confirms he secretly visited Syria

A top American Jewish leader said Monday that a secret visit he recently made to Syria could be a sign that President Bashar Assad wants to improve relations with the West.

Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, also said the international community should proceed with caution as the Arab world begins to embrace democracy. …

| | Read More »

US Jewish leaders on 1st visit to Greece

US Jewish leaders on 1st visit to Greece

An association of American Jewish community leaders began Tuesday a first-ever visit to Greece in the latest demonstration of Greek efforts to improve relations with Israel, officials said.

Around 60 representatives of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations were to visit Athens and Thessaloniki for talks with Greek state and Jewish community officials, a Thessaloniki community leader …

| | Read More »

Rep. Dave Camp Should Force Staffer to Grant Ex-Wife a Jewish Divorce

Rep. Dave Camp Should Force Staffer to Grant Ex-Wife a Jewish Divorce

On the final day of the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, thousands of conference attendees descend on Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress on issues important to the State of Israel. A few years ago I joined other pro-Israel Michiganders and lobbied Representative Dave Camp. The congressman wasn’t available to meet with us and left an ill-prepared staffer to answer our questions and try to assure us of his boss’s …

| | Read More »

Can Cheese Be Jewish?

… “Goats are the Jews of the animal kingdom,” Aitan Mizrahi told a group at the Hazon Food Conference on Friday morning. The workshop participants, gathered in the warm, cream-scented air of a small industrial kitchen at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, immediately picked up on the tongue-in-cheek theme: They wander, they are intelligent, and they are stiff-necked, they said. And, Mizrahi pointed out, “They enjoy to be in a minyan and they also enjoy to go off on …

| | Read More »

Homeland Security advises Jewish institutions

Click to Enlarge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised Jewish institutions on protecting themselves from terrorist threats.

About 500 Jewish agencies joined a 75-minute conference call on Wednesday focusing on security. The call was organized after the thwarted mail-bomb threat against two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network, the central agency for Jewish communal security, said …

| | Read More »

History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

Click to Enlarge

… Jews were granted freedom to have their own land in Galicia.

1264

The General Charter of Jewish Liberties known as the Statute of Kalisz was issued by the Duke of Greater Poland Boleslaus the Pious on September 8, 1264 in Kalisz. The statute served as the basis for the legal position of Jews in Poland and led to creation of a Yiddish-speaking autonomous Jewish “nation within a nation”, which lasted until the Third Partition of Poland in 1795. The statute granted exclusive …

| | Read More »

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… Click to Enlarge

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4 th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants.

1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the next available passage to Holland.

1654 Portugal recaptures Brazil and expels Jews and Protestants. …

| | Read More »

The Dynamics of American Jewish History: Jacob Rader Marcus’s Essays on American Jewry

The Dynamics of American Jewish History: Jacob Rader Marcus's Essays on American Jewry

… on how Jacob Rader Marcus—one of the twentieth century’s most influential American Jewish historians—conceptualized his understanding of the American Jewish experience.

Jacob Rader Marcus (1896–1995), scholar, professor, and rabbi, was called the Dean of American Jewish historians by students and colleagues alike. A seminal force in the evolution of the academic study of American Jewish history, Marcus was the first to apply modern critical methodology to this …

| | Read More »

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

Debby Flancbaum

Publisher: Urim Publications

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness.

Although the women featured in this book come from all walks of Jewish life – religious, secular and everything in …

| | Read More »

Gateway to Judaism: The What, How, And Why of Jewish Life

… rituals. Rather, his book opens a portal to a vibrant lifestyle that brings joy and meaning to Jewish living. Based on years of answering thousands of challenging inquiries, Becher’s work blends elements of Jewish philosophy and law with an intensely practical explanation of how Jews actually live.

From the Back Cover

” Gateway to Judaism is a book that will inspire, inform and guide readers in exploring their Jewish heritage. The style is user-friendly and the profound …

| | Read More »

Eating Jewish: Iraqi Purim Delicacies

… I began to look at the dishes of Sephardic Jews. I came across many delicious recipes from Jewish communities across the Sephardic world, but it was the two following Iraqi recipes that particularly stood out for me.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

| | Read More »

Is Pink Jewish?

… at the Grammy’s with her singing, acrobatics and revealing performance in 2010. Her mother is Jewish.

A2006 interview with Pink says about her plans for tattoos, her Jewish mom will be honoured on her right arm, “with Hebrew writing and a cat ’cause she’s a snob and she’s a nurse and all that stuff,” she says cryptically.

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

| | Read More »

ADL calls to educate flight crew on Jewish religious practices

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged Tuesday to better educate airline personnel about Jewish religious practices after and incident in which flight attendants issued a security alert when three Mexican Jews began praying with Tefillin.

Flight attendants aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 241 from Mexico City to Los Angeles issued a security alert on Sunday after three Orthodox Jewish passengers began praying with Tefillin.

Following the alert the place was met at LAX by fire …

| | Read More »

Is Terri Bonoff Jewish?

Is Terri Bonoff Jewish? Yes, Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff is a Jew. The Minnetonka politician is making waves in the legislature by protesting prayers made in the chamber in the name of Jesus by an anti-Muslim minister, Rev. Dennis Campbell of St. Cloud.

Instead of basking in unproductive hours or minutes of prayer, we think all legislators ought to try working harder while they are at their …

| | Read More »

The “Top 11″ Landmarks in Jewish Women’s Labor History

The "Top 11" Landmarks in Jewish Women's Labor History

… dimension to our understanding of history. This was the impetus behind JWA’s effort to put Jewish women “On the Map.” This month, we have been commemorating the centennial of the Triangle factory fire, which took the lives of 146 garment workers.

The history of the labor movement in the U.S. is inextricably linked with this watershed event. It is also linked to the physical site of the factory and a number of other places around New York City–most still standing–where …

| | Read More »

German Jewish leader calls boycotts anti-semitic

German Jewish leader calls boycotts anti-semitic

Dieter Graumann, the new head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews, on Tuesday issued a blistering attack on German peace activists who are promoting a boycott of Israeli fruit and cosmetic products.

“To me, the calls for a boycott – as I have said before in the matter in North Rhine- Westphalia – naturally are anti-Semitic in character,” Graumann told The Jerusalem Post. What …

| | Read More »

Conservative Jewish College Students Get Short Shrift

Conservative Jewish College Students Get Short Shrift

… in 1996, I sat down to begin writing a draft of my application essays for rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. One of the questions asked what the focus of my future rabbinate would be and it didn’t take long to formulate an answer that included paying more attention to Jewish college students.

As an active student in the university’s Jewish community at the time, I recognized that college students don’t often get the attention they should from their synagogues or …

| | Read More »

Jewish group slams Poland for stalling on compensation

A Jewish group has rebuked Poland for its decision last week to suspend work on legislation that would provide compensation for former property-owners whose assets were confiscated during the communist period.

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WRJO), representing Holocaust survivors and their heirs worldwide, expressed shock and dismay at the announcement by the State Treasury of …

| | Read More »

Jewish Federation opens emergency relief fund for Japan tsunami victims

The Jewish Federation of North America opened Friday an emergency relief fund to assist the victims of the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that swept over Japan.

“The Jewish Federations send our deepest sympathy to people affected by this terrible event,” said Fred Zimmerman, chair of The Jewish Federations of North America’s Emergency Committee. “We are …

| | Read More »

Is Carlos Slim Helú Jewish?

No, Carlos Slim Helú is not a Jew. He is of Lebanese origins and a Maronite Catholic by religion.

This Mexican businessman and philanthropist made his fortune in the telecommunications industry and other ventures such as retailing, construction, banking, insurance, railroads and mining.

Carlos is said to be the richest man in the world. Slim’s wealth was estimated at $53.5 billion by …

| | Read More »

Everybody’s Jewish

People who are apparently Jewish, or at least Jew-ish according to the latest news cycle:

Valerie Jarrett

Charlie Sheen

John Galliano’s attorney

People I would like to have revealed as Jewish or at least Jew-ish in the next news cycle:

Sandra Bullock

Daniel Craig

Tina Fey

Justin Bieber

Willow Smith

Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

| | Read More »

Jewish student suing UC Berkeley

A University of California, Berkeley student is suing the edcuational institution for allegedly failing to protect her from an anti-Semitic attack.

In her suit, Jessica Felber, 20, claims that Husam Zakharia, a fellow student and the head of Students for Justice in Palestine, slammed her metal cart into Felber because of the pro-Israel sign she was holding during a pro-Israel …

| | Read More »

Obama advisor reveals Jewish roots

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett revealed Monday that she is of Jewish descent. Her announcement followed the departure of two advisors to US President Barack Obama, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and senior political consultant David Axelrod.

Speaking on behalf of the administration at the annual plenum of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in Washington, Jarrett, a close friend of the Obamas, surprised the Jewish community …

| | Read More »

Is David Yerushalmi Jewish?

… published in Mother Jones, he is an Orthodox, practicing Jew. He says, “My parents are Russian Jewish immigrants who came to this country …in the 20th century.” Yerushalmi is an attorney and a right wing political activist.

The article in Mother Jones is quite negative and accusatory from the title on through, “Meet the White Supremacist Leading the GOP’s Anti-Sharia Crusade.” Its author Tim Murphy summarizes his attack on Yerushalmi, “States across the country are …

| | Read More »