They came from Britain and Germany; and from Albania, France and the Netherlands. Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. too. In all, almost 700 participants (representing 18 countries!) from across the generational landscape disembarked - just a short drive from Windsor Castle - for the first-ever pan-European Limmud FSU Conference. And like the 1st events held in Los Angeles, New York and Ontario over the past decade, it was a smashing … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU: from Seedlings to a Forrest
Money Due by Agreement is Withheld from Needy Survivors The greatest historic statement condemning anti-Semitism that shook Europe is now leveled at the World Zionist Organization. Bank Leumi, one of the oldest and largest banks in Israel, was one of the last banks in the world to agree to compensate victims of the Holocaust for money abandoned in accounts. It wasn’t until 2010 that Bank Leumi came to a final agreement to settle an $80 million … [Read more...] about J’accuse! WZO Fails its Financial Responsibility to the Poorest Survivors of the Holocaust
Giving USA, the preeminent chronicler of American philanthropy reported last week that overall giving to Jewish federations has declined 37.6% in inflation adjusted dollars between 1991 and 2015. Additionally, the report singled out 2 very different communities - Detroit and New York - for large year over year campaign increases. While the decline is not new news, the fact that Giving USA's research highlighted it is. ***** JFNA's senior … [Read more...] about The National Federation/Agency Alliance Takes a Hit
"Etz Chayim Hi LaMachazikim Ba." It is a tree of life to those that grasp hold of and strengthen it. Over the past several years, it has been apparent to us at eJP that a significant number of our readers were deeply invested in the field of Jewish education. Many felt a void existed where a broad range of relevant content could be easily accessed. Regularly - from multiple "spaces" across the Jewish education world - contributors reached out … [Read more...] about Tu B’Shvat, Jewish Education and a new Publication
Learning about their culture and history - and importantly passing this to their children - is a high priority. On a recent weekend in Canada's Blue Mountains, over 450 [mostly] young Russian-speaking Jewish Canadians participated in the 2nd Limmud FSU Canada conference. Like all programs in the global Limmud universe, the event was planned and brought to fruition by a stellar team of local volunteers. The program featured sessions of … [Read more...] about What Makes Limmud FSU Tick?