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Doug Emhoff speaks to Holocaust survivor and his AI twin in LA – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 14, 2022

When Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff sat down for a Zoom conversation with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter on Wednesday, he opened by saying, I feel like I already know you! Though the two had never met, Emhoff did, to an extent, know Gutter. Just moments before the video call, Emhoff had engaged with Gutters interactive biography, asking him questions about his experience in concentration camps and even listening to Gutter sing Shir Hamaalot, the song that begins the blessing after meals. Emhoff was at the University of Southern Californias Shoah Foundation, where he visited to explore the centers Dimensions in Testimony project, a series of artificial intelligence bots that allow people to interact in real time with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Holocaust Survivor Reunited with Daughter After 80 Years – aish.com – Aish

| June 14, 2022

Due to the war, Gerda Cole was forced to give up her daughter. The 98-year-old was reunited for the first time with her 80-year-old daughter. Gerda Cole left her family and world behind when she was just 15 years old

Groundbreaking Research Identifies Opportunities to Increase Educational Equity in Israel – PR Web

| June 14, 2022

At reGeneration Education, we believe that more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace.

Toronto’s Metropolitan Community Church wants to take its social-justice work to the next level with plan for a human-rights centre – The Globe and…

| June 6, 2022

Reverend Jeff Rock at the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto on May 5.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Inclusivity isnt just a buzzword at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. Its evident everywhere in the century-old Simpson Avenue building in the citys east end, from the diverse faces of its congregation to the Buddha head statue perched atop a bookshelf in the pastors office. On this spring afternoon, Rev

Why are AIPAC and J Street endorsing the same candidates? – Forward

| June 4, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2019. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images When Summer Lee appeared to edge out Steve Irwin in the Democratic primary of a blue Pittsburgh district last month, J Street came out swinging at their rival pro-Israel group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which spent $2.8 million to defeat the more left-leaning Lee.

I’m a Jewish gay man who resisted apartheid. LGBTQ rights in the U.S. are slipping away from us. – Forward

| June 2, 2022

Walt Disney employees and demonstrators during a rally against the Florida "Don't Say Gay" bill at Griffith Park in Glendale, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Photo by Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg via Getty Images Robert BankJune 01, 2022 Last month, the world lost a transformational giant in the LGBTQ rights movement

Reno student says anonymous gun tips used to bully him – Nevada Appeal

| June 2, 2022

By Ken Ritter Associated Press Monday, May 30, 2022 LAS VEGAS A high school honors student said in federal court that he's being bullied by students and harassed by campus administrators who search him for a gun every time someone identifies him on a state hotline that invites anonymous reports of school threats."I'm a student, not a threat," Reno High School junior Lucas Gorelick, 16, told The Associated Press on Friday. "I have rights. I want people to know what is happening, and I want to ensure safety for all future students."A lawsuit filed May 23 in U.S

NYC mayor urges Jewish New Yorkers to speak out in support of the police – Forward

| May 29, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams honors Inspector Richie Taylor, the highest-ranking Orthodox NYPD officer, at the Jewish American Heritage Month reception at Gracie Mansion on May 24, 2022 Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office By Jacob KornbluhMay 25, 2022 New York City Mayor Eric Adams reassured American Jews on Tuesday that he has their back as antisemitic incidents rise and gun violence continues to attract attention in the city. But he had one request: Speak out publicly and forcefully in support of police officers under attack. I need you to raise your voice, Adams urged the crowd of several hundred at a Jewish American Heritage Month reception in the garden of Gracie Mansion, the mayors residence on the Upper East Side

‘It was the oldest continuously in-use synagogue in the United States’: Jewish history tour chronicles more than a century of change in Easton – The…

| May 29, 2022

Some of the stone foundation is all that remains of the first synagogue in Easton, now an empty lot on Sixth Street overgrown with high grass and weeds. Standing in the nearby alley, where stray cats meandered near the weather-worn remnant earlier this month, Sarah White resurrected some of its history. When it was at this location, the English version is Temple Covenant of Peace.

New coast-to-coast series brings trailblazing Jewish musicians to audiences everywhere – The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music – UCLA Herb Alpert…

| May 29, 2022

On Wednesday, June 1, the first season of Secret Chord Concerts, a new series spotlighting top Jewish musicians worldwide today, will launch. Secret Chord Concerts is a free on-demand video series featuring 15-25 minute performances from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories and recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles


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