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 … [Read more...] about WWII-era Jewish Café Reopens in Shanghai
Archives for August 2015
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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Viva Limmud Latin America!