The Silver Platter

with intro by Oren Yagil

On November 29th, 1947, the United Nations held its famous vote to create the state of Israel.

Several days after this historic vote, Chaim Weizmann, who a few months later became Israel’s first President, said in a speech, “The State of Israel will not be give…

$1B for the Day After: An Open Letter to the Jewish Funder Community

by Doron Krakow, President/CEO, JCC Association of North America

There are 164 JCCs across North America.  Collectively, their annual operating budgets total more than $1.6 billion and they employ over 38,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.  Each year, their summer camps are…

Reading of Names to be Held Virtually

The Reading of Names, an annual vigil commemorating Kedoshim (those who lost their lives during the Holocaust), will take place virtually from April 20 – 21st, when Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance, begins.

The annual commemoration was originally scheduled to be held in person at Templ…

Events, Services Cancelled Across the Jewish Community

by Adam Grobman

The month of March saw COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) take over the minds of the lucky and the bodies of the less fortunate.

As the disease spread across the globe and large-scale events, such as Austin’s SXSW and the NCAA Tournament, were postponed or cancelled, it was onl…

March of the Living Postpones 2020 Program, Launches Anti-Semitism Campaign

March of the Living, an annual Holocaust education program that takes students from around the world, including Harrisburg to Poland and Israel, has been postponed due to global spread of coronavirus, organizers said on March 8.

This year’s March was to take place on April 21. Each year, …