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Former rabbinical student recalls the moment his belief in the Lubavitcher Rebbe vanished – Forward

| June 14, 2022

Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Yossi NewfieldJune 13, 2022 It was a muggy summer morning in Melbourne, Australia.

Two locals are back on their bar mitzvah bimahs as clergy interns J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 14, 2022

This summer, two Hebrew Union College students one on his way to becoming an ordained rabbi, the other, an aspiring cantor are back at the Bay Area synagogues where they began their Jewish journeys as children. George Altshuler, 34, started a yearlong rabbinical internship last month at Reform Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, where he will work until he graduates from HUC next May.

Federation honors Heller, Chelm at 118th annual meeting – Cleveland Jewish News

| June 14, 2022

Over 200 attendees joined the Jewish Federation of Clevelands 118th annual meeting June 9 at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland in Cleveland Heights to honor two leaders in the Jewish community. The Federation paid tribute to outgoing board chair J. David Heller for his work and awarded Renee Chelm with the Charles Eisenman Award for her service to the community.

Congregation T’chiyah Has Tripled in Size in Seven Years Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| June 14, 2022

Congregation Tchiyah, Ferndales resident Reconstructionist congregation, has a central goal of providing meaningful programming and spiritual experiences for its members while also integrating deep commitments to social justice in a warm, welcoming and inclusive community. Tchiyahs goals, which align closely with the Reconstructionist movement as a whole, have also aligned with the congregations growth over the past seven years. Reconstructionism Judaism was founded in the United States in the mid-20th century, based on the ideals of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan.

St. Louis Company Amara Arts Showcases Dance of the African Diaspora – Riverfront Times

| June 14, 2022

click to enlarge Courtesy Amara Arts Amara Arts dancer Samantha Madison performs choreography by Danny Reise. Amara Arts will perform at the Riverfront Times Art AFair on June 23.

Anifa Mvuemba on the African Diaspora and Black Innovation – ELLE

| June 14, 2022

Getty + Design Leah Romero Black people are often called resilient. We continue to survive the unthinkable while leaving the world more beautiful and equitable than we found it. More than resilience, its our innovation and ability to see what is not yet presentjustice, joy, autonomyand bring it to life.

Turkey’s Religious Arm Gears Up for Intensive Campaign Among the Diaspora for Erdoan’s Re-Election Bid – Middle East Forum

| June 14, 2022

As part of an effort to canvass diaspora voters, Turkish President Erdoan (c) met on June 2, 2022, with imams sent to serve abroad in Turkish embassies and consulates. The Turkish president mobilized his religious operatives working in foreign countries to canvass the diaspora in order to bring him votes in an upcoming election in which each and every vote will be critical to his political survival amid a worsening outlook for Turkey's economy

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall host Commonwealth diaspora reception – Royal Central

| June 14, 2022

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace, celebrating the Commonwealth diaspora ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings. Welcoming around 500 guests, Prince Charles and Camilla met people from across the Commonwealth who are now based in the UK, including the High Commissioners of some countries and representatives from the arts, charity, educational, health and business sectors

The Indian diaspora is closer to the country and India’s prestige on the global stage is at an all-time high – The Indian Express

| June 14, 2022

In the last eight years, the Narendra Modi government has taken several exemplary steps. Care and concern, proactive leadership, a special focus on development, an understanding of the intricacies of Indias problems, and the knack of taking the right decision at the right time are some qualities that make PM Modi different from others

Govt dares academia in diaspora to join hands with Chakwera in fixing the country – Nyasa Times

| June 14, 2022

Government is urging the academia in diaspora to come back home to help President Dr Lazarus Maccathy Chakwera fix the country. This follows a statement by the academia in the diaspora who say the government is not doing enough to fix the countrys economy and other challenges.


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