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Turning Passion into Action: Jewish Innovators in S. Africa

The first South African Jewish Innovators Gathering will be held February 11-12, in Johannesburg. The initiative, in cooperation with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and South Africa’s Sasfin Bank Limited, seeks to empower young Jews, “enabling them to turn their passion into action.” The Schusterman Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization that establishes [...]

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Jewish organizations laud South Sudan independence

Jewish community leaders throughout the world reacted to the declaration South Sudan’s independence, its establishment officially coming into effect at midnight between Friday and Saturday last week. The nascent African nation voted for independence in a referendum under the terms of a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of war. The new state has its [...]

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th 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 [...]

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Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany

Walter Laqueur Publisher: University Press of New England A unique generational history of the young people whose lives were irrevocably shaped by the rise of the Nazis. Some half a million Jews lived in Germany when Hitler came to power in 1933. Over the next decade, thousands would flee. Among these refugees, teens and young [...]

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