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Last active synagogue in Alexandria to be restored to former glory … – The Jerusalem Post

| July 8, 2017

OUR FREE DAILY NEWS BLAST Ofer Israeli The triad of powers in the Middle East Barry Leff The Western Wall and the occupation Yaakov Katz Modi, Britney and the unabating BDS threat: Is Israel still diplomatically isolated? Caroline B

Egypt Spends $22M To Restore Historic Alexandria Synagogue … – Forward

| July 8, 2017

(JTA) The Egyptian government reportedly has approved a $22 million plan to restore a 160-year-old synagogue in Alexandria. The Ministry of Antiquities Project Sector on Wednesdsay approvedthe fundsfor restoring and developing the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, according to the head of the Islamic and Coptic Monuments Department, al-Saeed Helmy Ezzat, The Egypt Independent reported from a translation of the Arabic-language daily Al-Masry Al-Youm. The synagogue was forced to close several months ago after part of its ceiling fell down, The Independent reported.

A New York City-based synagogue recently completed the first Jewish clergy and leadership training about HIV … – Tablet Magazine

| July 7, 2017

A New York City-based synagogue recently completed the first Jewish clergy and leadership training about HIV prevention and safety. The program raises awareness about HIV risk, prevention, treatment, and stigma, with the hopes that the religious leaders will bring the message back to their communities.

Egypt reportedly spending $22 million to restore historic synagogue … – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 7, 2017

The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2012.

UK synagogue membership at all-time low – Israel News – Jerusalem … – The Jerusalem Post

| July 7, 2017

A Jewish man and boys in London. (photo credit:REUTERS) The UK is now home to the largest number of synagogues ever recorded in the country, but membership is at an all-time low, according to a report the Institute of Jewish Policy Research and the Board of Deputies of British Jews released on Wednesday.

Egypt reportedly spending $22 million to restore historic synagogue in Alexandria – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 7, 2017

The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2012. (Roland Unger/Wikimedia Commons) (JTA) The Egyptian government reportedly has approved a $22 million plan to restore a 160-year-old synagogue in Alexandria

Park Synagogue, The Temple-Tifereth Israel withdraw from Greater … – Cleveland Jewish News

| July 7, 2017

Officials with The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood and Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike are disassociating with the Greater Cleveland Congregations, effective immediately. The announcement comes after the GCC, an organization focused on achieving goals by working collaboratively with religious leaders and members in the community, chose to oppose the proposal to upgrade Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland

Synagogue dedicates preschool library to Tulsa man killed in hate crime – KTUL

| July 7, 2017

Bnai Emunah Preschool, located in Congregation Bnai Emunah near 17th and Peoria, dedicated the Khalid Jabara Tikkun Olam Library Friday. (KTUL) A Tulsa preschool is memorializing a man who was killed in a hate crime with a library dedicated in his memory.

Earliest mosaic of Jonah and the whale found in Galilee synagogue – The Times of Israel

| July 7, 2017

Unprecedented depictions of the biblical Jonah and the whale have been found at a fifth-century Roman synagogue in Israels lower Galilee. In the recently discovered mosaic, Jonahs legs are shown dangling from the mouth of a large fish, which is being swallowed by a larger fish, which is being consumed by a third, even larger fish. According to the team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina, this is the first known depiction of the story of Jonah in an ancient synagogue in Israel

Explore Germany’s Erfurt Old Synagogue – Forward

| July 6, 2017

Erfurt is a jewel-box of a city. Nestled along the banks of the Gera River in the heart of Germany, Erfurt boasts a beautifully preserved medieval center, replete with the storybook spires of a fortress and cathedrals


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