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  • State officials promise concern, not funds, for Jewish security

    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official that troops would increase cooperation to keep Jewish agencies safe from attack.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official that troops would increase cooperation to keep Jewish agencies safe from attack.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official that troops would increase cooperation to ke...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
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  • 100 senators sign letter asking for equal treatment of Israel at the U.N.

    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against Israel at the world body.

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against Israel at the world body.

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against I...

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António...

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
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  • My Jewish Journey Led Me Through India

    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL Cabinet) study mission, I quickly checked that my passport was up to date and looked forward to the opportunity to expand my knowledge of global Jewry with 110 Federation peers from across North America.

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL Cabinet) study mission, I quickly checked that my passport was up to date and looked forward to the opportunity to expand my knowledg...

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL Cabinet) study mission, I quickly...

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North A...

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
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  • PJ Library resources

    New Jersey Jewish News (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, social media manager of PJ Library, starts asking questions, Thresher acknowledged she doesn’t always know how to answer them, and then, “I’m in a pickle.” Because of the wave of anti-Semitism that struck JCCs, parks, cemeteries, and other Jewish institutions, PJ Library, created a resource list for talking to children about terrorism and anti-Semitism.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, social media manager of PJ Library, starts asking questions, Thresher acknowledged she doesn’t always know how to answer them, and then, “I’m in a pickle.” Because of the wave of anti-Semitism that struck JCCs, parks, cemeteries, and other Jewish institutions, PJ Library, created a resource list for talking to children about terrorism and anti-Semitism.

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  • TBEMC: 100 years in the making

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/21/16)
    During a search for old photos and documents, Steven Solomon came across a ledger containing the minutes of the very first meeting of Cranford-Garwood Hebrew Association on Nov. 1, 1917.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (12/21/16)
    During a search for old photos and documents, Steven Solomon came across a ledger containing the minutes of the very first meeting of Cranford-Garwood Hebrew Association on Nov. 1, 1917.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (12/21/16)
    During a search for old photos and documents, Steven Solomon came across a ledger containing the minutes of the very first meeting of Cranford-Garwood Hebrew ...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (12/21/16)
    During a search for old photos and documents, Steven Solomon came across a ledger contai...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (12/21/16)
    During a search for old photos and documents, St...

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  • JSDD celebrates 20 years of service

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/14/16)
    FAMED FOLKSINGER Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, entertained the crowd of 300 at the 20th anniversary celebration of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled. The party and concert were held Nov. 6 at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morristown.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (12/14/16)
    FAMED FOLKSINGER Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, entertained the crowd of 300 at the 20th anniversary celebration of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled. The party and concert were held Nov. 6 at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morristown.

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  • Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands

    The New York Times (12/5/16)
    Jolted into action by a wave of hate crimes that followed the election victory of Donald J. Trump, American Muslims and Jews are banding together in a surprising new alliance.

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    The New York Times (12/5/16)
    Jolted into action by a wave of hate crimes that followed the election victory of Donald J. Trump, American Muslims and Jews are banding together in a surprising new alliance.

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  • Federation’s ‘home’ Reform shul in Israel vandalized

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/30/16)
    In a week in which dozens of fires were set across Israel, one attempted arson attack stood out from all the rest, because it was directed at a synagogue, and the arsonists’ motives were markedly different.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/30/16)
    In a week in which dozens of fires were set across Israel, one attempted arson attack stood out from all the rest, because it was directed at a synagogue, and the arsonists’ motives were markedly different.

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  • Sen. Booker meets with federation leaders

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/29/16
    In a meeting designed to share concerns of the state’s Jewish community, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker met Nov. 21 in his Newark office with leaders of the state’s Jewish federations and their umbrella organization, the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/29/16
    In a meeting designed to share concerns of the state’s Jewish community, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker met Nov. 21 in his Newark office with leaders of the state’s Jewish federations and their umbrella organization, the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations.

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  • Museum show to celebrate Newark synagogues

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/24/16)
    An opening reception for the exhibit “The Synagogues of Newark: Where We Gathered and Prayed, Studied and Celebrated,” will take place at The Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark, Sunday, Nov. 27, 1-5 p.m.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/24/16)
    An opening reception for the exhibit “The Synagogues of Newark: Where We Gathered and Prayed, Studied and Celebrated,” will take place at The Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark, Sunday, Nov. 27, 1-5 p.m.

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  • Ruth Gruber, a Fearless Chronicler of the Jewish Struggle, Dies at 105

    The New York Times (11/17/16)
    Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin’s gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105.

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    The New York Times (11/17/16)
    Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin’s gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105.

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  • The challenge of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on campus

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/15/16)
    In recent years, Jewish students on college campuses across the country have perceived a hostile atmosphere that, in most instances, is linked to constitutionally protected expressions of extreme anti-Israel sentiment. Other than steering students away from highly politicized campuses, this situation is unavoidable.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/15/16)
    In recent years, Jewish students on college campuses across the country have perceived a hostile atmosphere that, in most instances, is linked to constitutionally protected expressions of extreme anti-Israel sentiment. Other than steering students away from...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/15/16)
    In recent years, Jewish students on college campuses across the country have perceived a hostile atmosphere that, in most instances, is linked to constitutio...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/15/16)
    In recent years, Jewish students on college campuses across the country have perceived ...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/15/16)
    In recent years, Jewish students on college cam...

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  • Golda Och students to perform with NJSO musicians

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/9/16)
    As part of the UJA Benefit Concert outreach project, Golda Och Academy student musicians will join members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra during a free performance on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the school’s Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus in West Orange.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/9/16)
    As part of the UJA Benefit Concert outreach project, Golda Och Academy student musicians will join members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra during a free performance on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the school’s Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus in West Orange.

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  • Philip Roth bequeaths library to his ‘first other home’

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/7/16)
    Philip Roth has bequeathed the more than 3,500 volumes he has collected from 1950 to the present — many with his marginal notes and underlinings — to The Newark Public Library, where they will form the contents of the Philip Roth Personal Library.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/7/16)
    Philip Roth has bequeathed the more than 3,500 volumes he has collected from 1950 to the present — many with his marginal notes and underlinings — to The Newark Public Library, where they will form the contents of the Philip Roth Personal Library.

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  • Philanthropist offers NJ welcome mat to Muslims

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/2/16)
    Troubled by the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has echoed throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, philanthropist Josh Weston enlisted friends to join him in supporting a family of Muslim immigrants who were forced to leave their native Afghanistan in time of war.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/2/16)
    Troubled by the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has echoed throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, philanthropist Josh Weston enlisted friends to join him in supporting a family of Muslim immigrants who were forced to leave their native Afghanistan in time of war.

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  • Sculpture of Shoa victim tells story of ‘those who were lost’

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/2/16)
    The bust of a young Jewish woman who is believed to have been murdered during the Shoa has taken its place alongside some 39 other pieces of art now on display in the atrium of the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus in Whippany.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/2/16)
    The bust of a young Jewish woman who is believed to have been murdered during the Shoa has taken its place alongside some 39 other pieces of art now on display in the atrium of the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus in Whippany.

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  • Medicare: Asking questions, answering questions

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/15/16)
    Understanding the options available through Medicare and the services they cover is often complex and overwhelming. Experienced and trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors can increase individuals’ understanding about the different Medicare plans, prescription drug coverage, potential gaps in coverage and how to fill them, and how to address claims issues.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (10/15/16)
    Understanding the options available through Medicare and the services they cover is often complex and overwhelming. Experienced and trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors can increase individuals’ understanding about the different Medicare plans, prescription drug coverage, potential gaps in coverage and how to fill them, and how to address claims issues.

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  • GMW: Rabbis’ messages for the New Year

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/7/16)
    The New Jersey Jewish News invited leaders of area congregations to share their High Holy Day messages. These are the responses.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (11/7/16)
    The New Jersey Jewish News invited leaders of area congregations to share their High Holy Day messages. These are the responses.

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  • Time to transition

    New Jersey Jewish News (9/14/16)
    THIS EDITION OF New Jersey Jewish News marks a milestone: It is the last to be published under the leadership of our newspaper’s current editorial, production, design, and business staffs and board of trustees. Beginning next week, the legacy that began when the first edition of The Jewish News was published on Jan. 3, 1947, will be carried forward by our new publisher, the Jewish Week Media Group.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (9/14/16)
    THIS EDITION OF New Jersey Jewish News marks a milestone: It is the last to be published under the leadership of our newspaper’s current editorial, production, design, and business staffs and board of trustees. Beginning next week, the legacy that began when the first edition of The Jewish News was published on Jan. 3, 1947, will be carried forward by our new publisher, the Jewish Week Media Group.

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  • Minnesota Vikings owner thinks big with new stadium

    New Jersey Jewish News (9/7/16)
    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 billion stadium.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (9/7/16)
    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 billion stadium.

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  • Booker finds ‘common ground’ in Israel

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/31/16)
    In an Aug. 15-24 trip to the Middle East, which included four days spent in what he called “the miracle that is Israel,” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker found common ground between Ethiopian Israelis and African-Americans.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/31/16)
    In an Aug. 15-24 trip to the Middle East, which included four days spent in what he called “the miracle that is Israel,” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker found common ground between Ethiopian Israelis and African-Americans.

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  • Festival to celebrate Jewish life in Morris County

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/24/16)
    A performance by the Maccabeats will be the musical highlight of the first Morris County Jewish Festival on Sunday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph. The aim of the event is to demonstrate that “Morris County is a great place to live Jewishly,” said Mara Glauberg of Randolph.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/24/16)
    A performance by the Maccabeats will be the musical highlight of the first Morris County Jewish Festival on Sunday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m. at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph. The aim of the event is to demonstrate that “Morris County is a great place to live Jewishly,” said Mara Glauberg of Randolph.

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  • Flo Peck memorialized by Deeny Riback pool

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    Some 75 people gathered at JCC MetroWest’s Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders on Aug. 8 for the official dedication of the new pool in memory of Florine Peck. The $800,000 aquatic facility, designed and constructed by New Jersey-based Green Outlook, features a heated pool with swim lanes and a slide, as well as landscaped open areas for play. The new pool was in use for the entire 2016 summer camp session.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    Some 75 people gathered at JCC MetroWest’s Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders on Aug. 8 for the official dedication of the new pool in memory of Florine Peck. The $800,000 aquatic facility, designed and constructed by New Jersey-based Green Outlook, features a heated pool with swim lanes and a slide, as well as landscaped open areas for play. The new pool was in use for the entire 2016 summer camp session.

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  • Gov. Christie signs anti-BDS bill into law

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli bus...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/17/16)
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  • Cooking at camp with Fishbein and Friends

    New Jersey Jewish News (8/10/16)
    This summer, New Jersey Y Camps launched Susie Fishbein and Friends Culinary Institute. Campers had a choice of 14 sessions of cooking workshops, held in a brand-new, state-of-the-art kitchen located at the border between Camps Shoshanim and Nesher, the Orthodox girls’ and coed camps, respectively.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (8/10/16)
    This summer, New Jersey Y Camps launched Susie Fishbein and Friends Culinary Institute. Campers had a choice of 14 sessions of cooking workshops, held in a brand-new, state-of-the-art kitchen located at the border between Camps Shoshanim and Nesher, the Orthodox girls’ and coed camps, respectively.

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