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ADL ‘Deeply Disappointed’ Over Academy Museum Event Featuring Anti-Israel Filmmakers: ‘They Cannot Allow This to … – TheWrap

| July 6, 2024

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt is deeply disappointed in the Academy Museums decision to platform two filmmakers who have repeatedly aligned themselves with anti-Israel and pro-Hamas movements, he said in an exclusive statement to TheWrap.

Tree of Life Synagogue to Break Ground on New Sanctuary, and New Mission – The New York Times

| June 27, 2024

Debates over antisemitism have flared for months on college campuses, in local government meetings and in Congress, in many cases boiling down to bitter disagreements over what is, and what is not, antisemitism. There was no such argument five and a half years ago in Pittsburgh. When 11 worshipers were killed at the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct

Why do some anti-fascists have a problem with Jews? – The Spectator

| June 27, 2024

Is it still okay to Punch a Nazi?

Notes from the safest place in Europe for Jews – JNS.org – JNS.org

| June 15, 2024

(June 11, 2024 / JNS) This is a perilous time to be a Jew. The world responded to the greatest mass slaughter of Jews since the Holocaust with a surge of antisemitism and sympathy for those who committed the atrocities of Oct

The chilling rise of the Hamas red triangle – Spiked

| June 15, 2024

Earlier this week, inverted red triangles were daubed on the New York home of Anne Pasternak, the director of the Brooklyn Museum. Alongside the ominous symbols was a banner that stated: Anne Pasternak / Brooklyn Museum / White Supremacist Zionist

Brooklyn Museum Director’s Home Vandalized with Anti-Zionist Graffiti – ARTnews

| June 15, 2024

The home of Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak was vandalized overnight in an apparent protest of her institutions ties to Israel. Red paint was splashed across the front door and windows of Pasternaks home. Unfurled between two columns was abanner that read: Anne Pasternak / Brooklyn Museum / White Supremacist Zionist.

Sharon Kleinbaum gets stellar send-off after 32 years as rabbi at CBST – Gay City News

| June 15, 2024

Sign up for our Gay City News email newsletter to get news, updates, and local insights delivered straight to your inbox! The extraordinary 32-year tenure of Sharon Kleinbaum as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) New Yorks LGBTQ synagogue that she led to become a major national force in Judaism, LGBTQ rights, and human rights everywhere was celebrated in words and song at Jazz at Lincoln Center at Columbus Circle on June 3 by political leaders from President Biden on down, performing arts stars, CBSTs Community Chorus, the many rabbis she helped train and inspire, and her spouse, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The evening was hosted by veteran lesbian comedian Kate Clinton, who noted that Kleinbaum was the first full-time Rabbi at the synagogue. Hillary Clinton spoke at the celebration and said Kleinbuam made CBST a bold spiritual community of resistance and love.

Marci Reznick Vitkus to be named JCV’s new rabbi – Longview News-Journal

| June 15, 2024

VENICE Marci Reznick Vitkus, who has been the cantor for the Jewish Congregation of Venice since 2001, will be named rabbi June 22. She will keep her role as cantor, as well.

Letters to the editor – thejewishchronicle.net

| June 15, 2024

Good for the Jews? Many Jews view political acts as good for the Jews or bad for the Jews

Some Jewish groups protest Biden’s executive order on immigration, but others are staying silent – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 7, 2024

When President Joe Biden announced a new executive order this week effectively closing the U.S.-Mexico border to asylum seekers, the timing of the act sounded the alarm for Jewish immigration advocates. The order comes following a months-long surge of border crossings from Mexico, and as Biden faces low poll numbers on the issue. But some Jewish activists noted that it also came 85 years to the week after the United States denied entry to the MS St.


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