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Charlottesville Police Refused to Protect Synagogue From …

| October 15, 2017

The Jewish community in Charlottesvillehired armed security to protectits synagogue for the first timeafterlocal police declined to provide a guard for the site despite hundreds of white supremacists congregating on the town over the weekend fora rally that resulted in the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. Alan Zimmerman, president of the Congregation Beth Israel in the Virginia town, wrote a blog postpublished on Monday evening following the violent scenes on Saturday that resulted in a car-ramming attackthat took place just 200 feet from the place of worship. He described the fearhe felt in the presence of white supremacists, who rallied aroundanti-Semitic slogans, as 40 members of the community prayed in the synagogue, withoutsupport from the local authorities

Touro Synagogue History

| September 22, 2017

Origins First Jews in Newport. The small but growing colony of Newport, Rhode Island received its first Jewish residents in the 17th century, possibly as early as 1658. The earliest known Jewish settlers arrived from Barbados, where a Jewish community had existed since the 1620s

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

This iconic San Francisco synagogue is no longer ‘just’ for LGBT Jews – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 24, 2017

Rabbi Mychal Copeland took over as spiritual leader of Congregation Shaar Zahav in July. (Norm Levin/J

Good deeds performed during Tamarac synagogue’s Mitzvah Day – Sun Sentinel

| August 24, 2017

Mitzvahs recently abounded at Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek in Tamarac. Some of the projects the volunteers participated in during TBTST’s recent mitzvah day/open house included decorating Rosh Hashanah apple plates for needy Jewish residents, bringing school supplies for children in foster care and assembling sandwiches for a local feeding program.

Window on a changing world: Synagogue to be razed but star will … – Worcester Telegram

| August 23, 2017

Paula J. Owen Correspondent @PaulaOwenTG GARDNER – The stained-glass Jewish star on a building near City Hall on Main Street has been an important reminder of Gardner’s Jewish heritage, so when news spread that the synagogue building had been sold, people contacted the bank that purchased it to urge the buyer to somehow maintain its history. Jonathan A

Synagogue Beth Judah Symbol of Changing Times – Cape May County Herald

| August 19, 2017

WILDWOOD As the only active synagogue in Cape May County, Congregation Beth Judah in Wildwood, knows what it takes to not only survive changing trends in worship but to thrive. As President Karen Burke explained, We are really focusing on our connection to the community

Discovery in Lithuania: archeologists find ruins of Great Synagogue … – The Jerusalem Post

| August 18, 2017

Volunteers, students and archaeologists excavate two recently uncovered mikves once belonging to the Great Synagogue of Vilna.. (photo credit:DR. JOHNATHAN SELIGMAN) In 2015, a radar survey discovered ruins near a school in Vilnius, Lithuania

Organizer of Charlottesville’s Unite the Right rally described as onetime wannabe liberal activist –

| August 18, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE After using his blog and Wes Bellamys Twitter history to make a name for himself last fall, those platforms are now being used against Jason Kessler, the pro-white activist who organized the Unite the Right rally that turned deadly on Saturday. Articles and conspiracy theories about Kesslers past as a supporter of President Barack Obama and wannabe liberal activist who participated in the Occupy movement abound now as President Donald Trump continues facing backlash for his response to the rally that resulted in one woman, as well as two state police officers in a separate incident, dying.

Former Hasidic School Officials Indicted in Meal-Fraud Scheme, Feds Say – DNAinfo

| August 18, 2017

FBI agents previously raided the UTA Central Yeshiva at 76 Rutledge St.

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