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FROM THE ARCHIVE: A century of Bay Area Jewish summer camp J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| July 14, 2022

In 1919, a group of young Jewish men from San Francisco came back from the wilds of Ben Lomond, near Santa Cruz. Theyd been at a summer camp, then a novel idea for the Jewish youth of the city. But it had been a great success

Jewish institutions must not give up their Jewish names – JNS.org

| July 14, 2022

(July 13, 2022 / JNS) Names are extremely important in all spiritual traditions, especially in Judaism. The Torah teaches that when Avram made his covenant with God, his name was changed to Avraham to reflect his heightened spiritual awareness. When someone is extremely sick, there is a custom of giving them a new name to heal them.

Voices of European Jewry: Helsinki, Finland | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – thejewishchronicle.net

| July 14, 2022

What time does Shabbat start tomorrow in Helsinki? I ask.

20 Years On, The Prince of Egypt is Still a Captivating Adaptation of the Story of Exodus – mxdwn.com

| July 14, 2022

Briana Luck July 12th, 2022 - 6:59 AM It was the year 1998 and DreamWorks Animation had released its second animated feature film The Prince of Egypt. The mere production of the film itself could be interpreted as risky, especially considering how DreamWorks was founded with the intention to compete with animation titans Disney and Pixar. The film was bold in a sense that the narrative was based around the story of Moses which appears in both the Torah and Bible.

Biden and Lapid jointly pledge to deny Iran weapons, but they diverge on the details – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 14, 2022

JERUSALEM (JTA) After releasing a joint statement that demonstrates unity on the need to counter the Iranian nuclear threat, U.S.

American Friends of the Hebrew University appoints Justin Pressman as Western Region Executive Director – JNS.org

| July 10, 2022

(July 8, 2022, Los Angeles, JNS Wire) American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) has appointed Justin Pressman as Executive Director of its Western Region, which encompasses Southern California and the Southwestern states. In his new position, Pressman will develop regional strategic campaign plans, as well as implement and evaluate major giving campaigns in support of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israels premier academic institution and research powerhouse. We are thrilled to welcome Justin to our team to lead AFHUs programming and fundraising efforts in the Western Region, says AFHU Chief Executive Officer Joshua Rednik

How a group of Vail firefighters received an unexpected photo op with the Stanley Cup – Vail Daily

| July 10, 2022

The Stanley Cup was in Vail on July 2, courtesy of Colorado Avalanche general manager and former star Joe Sakic. And among the Vail locations the cup traveled was Meadow Drive, via dolly, where it had to roll right past a trio of on-duty firefighters at Station No

Israeli and Gazan researchers study Waldorf schools for Arab Israelis J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| July 10, 2022

Hagit Zeev, 54, an Israeli-born psychotherapist living in Los Altos Hills, is enthusiastic about Waldorf education, a nontraditional method of teaching characterized by integrating the arts, movement and imagination in the classroom. Prevalent across the Bay Area and also popular in Israel, Waldorf schools are known for their holistic approach to trauma-informed education which equips teachers with the knowledge to recognize trauma and strategies to support students who experience it. Zeev, a Jew who grew up in Haifa and Tel Aviv, co-led a research team that in June published the findings of a 21-month study into Waldorf education in Israel

South Bend’s district headquarters won’t move from downtown this summer. Here’s why. – South Bend Tribune

| July 10, 2022

SOUTH BEND South Bend schools won't be moving out of its downtown headquarters this summer. ButSouth Bend city and school district officials say they both feel close to finalizing a deal after the Indiana attorney general's office cleared the way this week after an investigation ofa local charter school's challenge to the district's plans to move. This spring, the city offered $2.8 million to buythe administration building on Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is the poet Pelosi recited in her Roe vs. Wade reaction? – Los Angeles Times

| June 26, 2022

Following the Supreme Courts decision to reverse Roe vs. Wade, which opens the door for states to outlaw abortions, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) addressed the media with a statement that referenced a poem


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