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Higher health risks for Israeli Ethiopian immigrants – The Jerusalem Post

| June 25, 2017

A memorial ceremony for Jewish immigrants who died on the way to Israel from Ethiopia, June 5, 2016. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Immigrants of Ethiopian origin have a 2.4-fold risk of developing type-2 diabetes and a 1.5 higher risk of contracting schizophrenia than other Israelis, according to a recent discussion in the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee. Dr.

Citrus Club ‘Happy Hour’ unites support for Jewish Pavilion – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

Pamela Ruben (L-r), Yarmmys Vargas, Jakki Kim, and Emily Armstrong from the Citrus Club Young Executive Board, with Barbara Abramson from the Jewish Pavilion Board. Cocktails. Crowds.

My special-needs daughter’s tallit is her superhero cape – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

(Kveller via JTA)Being the parent of a child with a disability can be lonely. Being the single parent of a child with a rare disability that is estimated to affect a mere 1 percent of the population can feel like being sentenced to solitary confinement.

Fun Shabbats planned at Congregation Beth Am this summer – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

While its summer vacation at school, Congregation Beth Am is not taking the season off as it hosts Shabbat in the Round and special themed shabbatos services to which the entire community is invited. The CBA sanctuary will be arranged in the round with the bima moved to the center of the sanctuary.

A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images President Emmanuel Macron of France at a news conference in Paris, June 12, 2017. (JTA)-Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old KobiliTraore called his Jewish neighbor "Satan" and cried out for Allah. These and other facts about the April 4 incident that shocked French Jewry are known from testimonies and a recording made by a neighbor, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism watchdog

Ontario Jewish Heritage Month Calendar | UJA Federation of …

| June 22, 2017

In the midst of the spring bloom in May, the province of Ontario proudly celebrates Jewish Heritage Month (JHMO) by acknowledging the plentiful and impressive achievements and contributions made by the members of the Jewish community while honouring Ontarios Jewish rich culture & heritage. Since its unanimously passing in the Legislature on February 23, 2012, the Jewish Heritage Month (Bill 17) has provided all citizens the unique opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Ontarians of Jewish heritage, who have made an impact in communities across the province, from Kenora to Cornwall, as well as appreciate the significant contributions made by the Jewish community in the fields of medicine, law, politics, arts, business and philanthropy. The Jewish Heritage Month Bill was spearheaded by MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence) and co-sponsored by MPP Cheri DiNovo (ParkdaleHigh Park) and MPP Peter Shurman (Thornhill).

Given that June is both Gay Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month, it’s fitting that the Tenement Museum last week … – Tablet Magazine

| June 22, 2017

Given that June is both Gay Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month, its fitting that the Tenement Museum last week announced the appointment of Kevin Jenningsa former history teacher who became a nationally recognized advocate for LGBT youthas its new president. Jennings, 54, will lead the Lower East Side museum as it undergoes an expansion andseeks to widen its audience through new technology

A trove of Nazi-era objects in Argentina stuns investigators – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 21, 2017

Some of the Nazi-era objects discovered by Argentine police. (Leonardo Kremenchuzky/DAIA) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. The objects, discovered earlier this month in a hidden room of a house in the northern part of the city, included equipment used for Nazi medical experiments during the Holocaust

Palestinians Launch Fresh UNESCO Bid to Deny Jewish Ties to … – Algemeiner

| June 19, 2017

Email a copy of "Palestinians Launch Fresh UNESCO Bid to Deny Jewish Ties to Hebron Holy Sites" to a friend Israelis pray inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Old City of Hebron, on 23 September 2013, following the killing of an Israeli soldier the previous night. Photo: Wikicommons Palestinian representatives at the global cultural and heritage organization UNESCO are campaigning for the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Old City in the West Bank town of Hebron to be designated as Endangered World Heritage Sites at a meeting of theWorld Heritage Committee in Poland next month

The case for Jewish Heritage Month – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

| May 19, 2017

The following is an edited excerpt of a speech given by Senator Linda Frum to the Senate Committee on Human Rights on May 10, to present her legislation to enact Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. As a member of Canadas proud Jewish community, I am delighted to have had the privilege to have sponsored Senate Public Bill S-232, An Act Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, the result of a bipartisan, bicameral effort to formalize, in law, a time each year to celebrate the contributions of the Jewish community to Canada.


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