Nearly 75 years after tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews were shot at the banks of the River Danube in Budapest in 1944, ZAKA Search and Rescue divers are about to begin searching the river in an attempt to retrieve their bones for a full Jewish burial. This, after three years of protracted international negotiations by ZAKA representatives to receive permission for the historic search and recovery mission, including requests made at the highest … [Read more...] about ZAKA Divers to Retrieve Bones of Holocaust Victims from Danube
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Nearly 1,000 Jewish teenagers, educators, and USY staff and alumni recently came together in Orlando, FL for USY's 68th International Convention. The largest annual gathering of Conservative and Masorti Jewish teens, the convention brought together young adults from across the globe to experience and give back to the local Orlando community, engage in interactive learning, gain leadership skills, and build a strong Jewish … [Read more...] about Teens from Around the World Gather for USY’s 68th International Convention
The U.K.'s Institute for Jewish Policy Research has released Academic achievement and engagement in Jewish life: first signs of a brain drain? *** JPR has been conducting research on Jews in Britain for many years, allowing us to explore trends in Jewish life over time. This study takes four major datasets, spanning close to quarter of a century, to investigate an important and challenging question: is there a negative correlation between … [Read more...] about Academic Achievement and Engagement in Jewish Life: First Signs of a Brain Drain?
According to the Jewish Agency, more than 29,600* people immigrated to Israel during 2018, compared with 28,220 in 2017, a 5-percent increase year over year. The country with the largest number of olim in 2018 was Russia, with approximately 10,500 immigrants, representing a 45-percent increase from last year. Also within the former Soviet Union, more than 6,500 people made Aliyah from Ukraine, a 9-percent decrease from 2017. A total of … [Read more...] about Aliyah rose 5% during 2018, including 45% increase from Russia
A delegation of 11 CIM-ORT (Collegio Israelita de Mexico) students and two teachers recently delivered 26 suitcases full of humanitarian aid to members of Cuba’s Jewish community. The five day trip was made possible thanks to links established by the Colegio Israelita de Mexico (CIM-ORT) school in Mexico City and ORT Cuba. William Miller, ORT’s representative in Cuba, organized the itinerary. The Mexican students had prepared for the trip … [Read more...] about ORT Mexico Students Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Cuba