Many American Jews are worried Trumps decision to define Judaism as a nationality and not just a religion will do far more harm than good – Business…

| December 11, 2019

captionThe White House is seen during the annual national Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony on the White House Ellipse December 01, 2010 in Washington, DC.sourceMANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order which will classify Judaism as a race or nationality instead of just a religion, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing three administration officials.

Readers Write: – Opinions – The Island Now

| December 7, 2019

I write in my capacities as President of SHAI, Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc., Trustee of the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education, and longtime resident of this community to share wonderful tidings with your readers this holiday season. Your readers will surely be gladdened to know that the recent SHAI Childrens Coat and Clothing Drive surpassed anyones wildest expectations due to the overwhelming goodwill and generosity of hundreds of people of goodwill right here in our community. As previously reported in your paper, the Great Neck Public Schools launched a clothing pantry to benefit students in need last year.

Amazon on the ballot NYC vs. Newark on homeless program Would-be taxi chief ships out – Politico

| December 7, 2019

Queens voters never got to weigh in on Amazons scuttled plans for a massive new headquarters in their borough, which evaporated when the company faced a torrent of political opposition. Soon, theyll get their say.

OSCE Participants in Visit to Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo Times

| December 7, 2019

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) together with OSCE Mission in Kosovo organized a two-day visit to Sarajevo on 2 and 3 December 2019 for women from five religious communities and civil society organizations in Kosovo Islamic, Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant Evangelical. During the visit, the participants met with the Inter-Religious Council in BiH, which is one of the OSCEs main partners in promoting inter-religious dialogue. Their discussions focused on the inclusion of women from religious communities in inter-religious dialogue activities.

AJC Applauds National Assembly Adoption of Antisemitism Working Definition – PRNewswire

| December 4, 2019

PARIS, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised French National Assembly adoption today of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. Parliament's action follows on President Emmanuel Macron's call earlier this year for France to adopt the IHRA working definition

Columbia University to Hold Israel Divestment Referendum; Supporters Chant ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free’ – Algemeiner

| November 26, 2019

The Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) meets on Nov. 24, 2019.

Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue’s concert tribute to Theresa May – Jewish News

| November 23, 2019

Hundreds of people crowded into Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue on Sunday for a concert tribute to Theresa May. The former prime minister herself stayed away, however, saying it would be unfair to appear during the election campaign. Both the United Synagogue and the Jewish Leadership Council led respectively by brothers Michael and Jonathan Goldstein said they were very proud that the community was paying tribute to May and her positive relations with the Jewish community

How the Armenian diaspora forged coalitions to push for genocide recognition – The Conversation UK

| November 18, 2019

When Turkeys president Recep Tayyip Erdoan visited the White House on November 13, he said a landmark resolution passed by the House of Representatives in October recognising the Armenian genocide had hurt deeply the Turkish nation, and had the potential to cast a deep shadow over our bilateral relations. In 1915, the collapsing Ottoman Empire massacred an estimated 800,000 to 1.5m Armenians, but Turkey denies this was a genocide.

Weekend Alert: Miss S.I. Pageant, Vic DiBitetto and a night of art at the St. George, disco, rock and much more! –

| November 17, 2019

From left, Lauren Molella and Sarah Lawrence of Eltingville, Miss New York Outstanding Teen, pose at Violette's Cellar, Grant City.