(JTA) – Conservative Jewish synagogues are focused more on operations than youth engagement and are more than twice as likely to have a cantor than an associate rabbi, a new survey of synagogue staffing found. [Read more…]
Jewish Family Services is working with various organizations and ad hoc groups in Ottawa who are engaged in sponsoring the settlement of Syrian refugees in the city. Among them are groups based at several Jewish congregations.
“We just feel as Jews it’s a moral responsibility to help with this situation,” said Andrea Gardner, assistant executive director of Jewish Family Services (JFS), the agency co-ordinating sponsorship efforts for Syrian refugees in Ottawa. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of violating “international laws related to the environment.” [Read more…]
(JTA) – A woman who was a central figure in the ongoing efforts to reform how the Orthodox Jewish community deals with recalcitrant husbands on Jewish divorces has remarried. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Spain’s king honoured Sephardic Jews at a ceremony recognizing a new law that confers citizenship on the descendants of those banished during the Inquisition. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands at the United Nations climate change conference near Paris.
The two leaders met and spoke after the group photo of the some 150 world leaders in attendance at the conference, which is being held at Le Bourget Airport just outside the French capital. Abbas and Netanyahu had been standing in the same row, with only one person between them. [Read more…]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time today near Paris where both are attending the United Nations climate change conference. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Two Jewish teens were found guilty of the murder of a Palestinian teen who was burned to death in the Jerusalem forest. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli lawmaker from the Jewish Home party will resign from the Knesset over sexual assault allegations. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A senior United Arab Emirates official said Israel’s new office in Abu Dhabi does not signify any change in her government’s attitude toward the Jewish state. [Read more…]