JNS.org: A café that was a popular spot for Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II has been rebuilt and reopened in the city’s Hongkou district. The Zum Weissen Rossi’l café, better known as the White Horse Café, first opened in 1939. On hand for the reopening were city and district government officials, the consulate general of Israel in Shanghai, and family members of the original owners. “The feeling is excellent, like going … [Read more...] about WWII-era Jewish Café Reopens in Shanghai
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Repair the World has launched a national campaign that inspires a different kind of high holiday “service” this fall. As part of Hunger Action Month (which like the high holidays also falls in September), Repair the World is building a movement of volunteers to raise awareness and action around food justice: fostering stronger local food systems, self-reliant communities, and a healthier environment. Repair the World is actively looking for … [Read more...] about Repair the World launches Nationwide Campaign encouraging Volunteer Service to bring about Food Justice
UJA-Federation of New York awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships to more than 450 of New York’s Jewish students in financial need at the 22nd annual scholarship presentation during the Seventh Annual Rose Biller Career Fair. The scholarships were provided by the Rose Biller Endowment Fund, which was established with UJA-Federation in 1984 and is the largest scholarship program for low-income Jewish students in the United States. For more … [Read more...] about UJA-Fed NY Awards $1m+ to Jewish Students in Need
By Jonathan "JC" Cohen "[Jacob] dreamt that he saw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven, with angels going up and coming down on it... And Jacob woke up and said, "God is here! God is in this place, and I didn't know it!" (Genesis 28:12, 16) When people ask me about my experiences immediately following Hurricane Katrina, I find myself sharing the same few stories again and again. I think it's because, for me, they powerfully illustrate how … [Read more...] about Jacobs’ Ladder: Remembering the Jewish Community’s Relief Efforts a Decade after Katrina
[To celebrate Limmud’s 35th year, eJewishPhilanthropy is offering a look into Jewish communities around the world through the eyes of Limmud volunteers. Limmud, the global grassroots Jewish learning movement founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, is today in 80 communities and 40 countries on six continents. Limmud - or, more accurately in Spanish, Limud - is igniting Spanish-speaking communities across Latin America. Limud Chile launched in … [Read more...] about Viva Limmud Latin America!