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StandWithUs Offers $10,000 to Informant Who Led to Arrest of Suspect in Florida Synagogue Vandalisms – Jewish Journal

| July 29, 2020

The StandWithUs (SWU) Center for Combating Anti-Semitism (CCA) has offered a $10,000 reward to whomever provided the information that led to the arrest of the alleged perpetrator behind the recent vandalism of two Florida synagogues. The two synagogues, Temple Emanu-El and Temple Sinai, were vandalized on July 15 with swastikas and other unspecified anti-Semitic graffiti. Both synagogues are located in Sarasota, Fla.

In Western Europe, a Jewish ‘Community’ is an organization. They operate like expensive members-only clubs. – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 29, 2020

AMSTERDAM (JTA) In the United States, when Jews say they identify as part of the Jewish community, they are saying they belong to a broad cultural and religious framework. They could be referring to the community of Jews in their city, their state, the country at large or the world and it doesnt necessarily mean that they belong to a synagogue. In Western Europe, that applies in some situations

I survived the Halle synagogue attack and now I face my attacker in court – The Jerusalem Post

| July 29, 2020

Across the room sat a man, a murderer, who had tried to kill me and 51 others praying in the Halle Synagogue last Yom Kippur. Responding to question after question from the judge, he espoused the most hateful ideology, showing no shame at his open contempt and cruel rhetoric toward Muslims and Jews, people of Arab and Turkish descent, Black people, women even other white people who didnt support his cause. This man displayed in open court that he was exactly who we thought he was.

Suspected neo-Nazi leader under investigation in Sacramento – The Jewish News of Northern California

| July 29, 2020

A suspected neo-Nazi based in Sacramento who was the subject of a July 24 Huffington Post article linking him to the vandalism of a synagogue has been under investigation for about three weeks by the county sheriffs department, J. has learned.

There are 49 Jews left on the British island of Jersey. The pandemic has pushed their one synagogue to the brink. – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic…

| July 29, 2020

LONDON (JTA) Jersey is one of Britains most unusual places an autonomous island closer to France than to mainland England, a tax haven for Londons superrich and the last remnant of the English crowns Norman domains.

Portland woman’s 100th birthday celebrated with surprise drive-by parade – ABC17News.com

| July 29, 2020

National-World Click here for updates on this story PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) The oldest member of Shaarie Torah, a Portland synagogue, turned 100 years old on Sunday. Because of the pandemic, friends and neighbors got creative in celebrating Frida Gass Cohen and organized a surprise drive-by birthday parade for her.

Houses of worship take different paths toward reopening – Wicked Local Holbrook

| July 29, 2020

Houses of worship are continuing to evolve in their offerings for worship services and programming since Phase 2 of Gov. Charlie Bakers reopening plan that allows them to open their doors.

The story of Tisha B’Av, the saddest event in the Jewish calendar – Surrey Live

| July 29, 2020

Most events in the Jewish calendar revolve around celebration, but Tisha B'Av this Wednesday and Thursday (July 29 and 30) takes on a more mournful tone. With Surrey's largest Jewish community, Weybridge is home to North West Surrey Synagogue where this event is being marked this year with a live stream alongside other synagogues instead of face to face services.

Coronavirus pushed British island of Jersey’s only synagogue to the brink – The Jerusalem Post

| July 25, 2020

LONDON Jersey is one of Britains most unusual places an autonomous island closer to France than to mainland England, a tax haven for Londons superrich and the last remnant of the English crowns Norman domains. But Jersey is also home to a rare non-urban British Jewish community with a unique history forged in the face of the Nazi occupation during World War II the only German occupation of any UK territory. These days, though, the community, with a formal membership of only 49 and an average age of over 70, has had to negotiate the coronavirus crisis as its membership continues to shrink

I survived the Halle synagogue shooting. One year later I faced my attacker in open court. – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 25, 2020

BERLIN (JTA) Across the room sat a man, a murderer, who had tried to kill me and 51 others praying in the Halle Synagogue last Yom Kippur.


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