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Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage | Susan G. Komen

| September 28, 2017

In the U.S., breast cancer risk is slightly higher among Jewish women than among other women [27]. This increased risk is likely due to the high prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in Jewish women of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews).

We helped Blanche discover more about her famous family – Jewish News (blog)

| August 25, 2017

As every working parent will tell you, modern families lead busy lives. Mums and dads findthemselves juggling work presentations with spelling tests, interview preparation with school plays and client calls with science projects. The death this month of Blanche Lindo Blackwell [pictured below] at the age of 104was widely reported in national newspapers

Russian Jewish immigrant Spektor infuses music with wit, vulnerability – Jewish Post

| August 25, 2017

Even if you dont follow pop music, you may have heard pianist and songwriter Regina Spektor singing the catchy Orange Is the New Black theme song, Youve Got Time, covering The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps in the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, or in numerous other films and TV shows that have featured her music. But you might never have heard the Russian Jewish immigrant at all had the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society not helped her family settle in New York. At age 9, Spektor entered the United States as a refugee when her parents fled Soviet persecution in 1989

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Rabbi claims he was vilified for welcoming non-white members – New York Post

| August 24, 2017

A Westchester rabbi who sought to diversify his synagogue was panned by its racist board members for turning the congregation Spanish and Black, according to a federal discrimination complaint.

Modern meets traditional at Steingold’s, new Jewish deli in North Center – Chicago Tribune

| August 24, 2017

Chicago has one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States, and while there are select delis that have thrived here, the deli is not nearly as prevalent as it is in New York City, where bagels and pastrami on rye are as symbolic of the city as the Statue of Liberty. With their new BYOB restaurant, Steingolds (1840 W.

Window on a changing world: Synagogue to be razed but star will … – Worcester Telegram

| August 23, 2017

Paula J. Owen Correspondent @PaulaOwenTG GARDNER – The stained-glass Jewish star on a building near City Hall on Main Street has been an important reminder of Gardner’s Jewish heritage, so when news spread that the synagogue building had been sold, people contacted the bank that purchased it to urge the buyer to somehow maintain its history. Jonathan A

The correspondence constitutes the only remaining trace of Rivca’s voice, as well as a relatively rare window onto a … – Tablet Magazine

| August 21, 2017

Until my early adulthood, I had no family names or faces to connect with the Holocaust. I always assumed that, on my fathers side, any members of his extended Lithuanian family who didnt manage to escape their shtetls for America or elsewhere had become victims of the Nazis.

Fearing deportation, Araceli Velasquez finds reprieve in a Denver … – The Denver Post

| August 20, 2017

Araceli Velasquez had an appointment with immigration officers, as shed had many times in the past. But this time, she didnt show up

School year dawns with no resolution for Alameda girl targeted with anti-Semitism – Jweekly.com

| August 18, 2017

On Monday morning Aug. 21, 14-year-old Natasha Waldorf, who is Jewish, will start her sophomore year at Alameda High School.


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