According to federal court filings made public this week, nearly $1 million was stolen from The Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County by its longtime controller as part of a "fraudulent scheme." "It involved forged checks and banks, so it was referred to the FBI and ultimately the U.S. Attorney," said Roger Nober, a member of the Federation's board. A plea deal is reportedly in the works. … [Read more...] about Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Reports $1 million Stolen by former Controller
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On Sunday, Hagee Ministries held its 37th annual Night to Honor Israel at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. At the event's outset, Hagee read the names of those slain during the recent attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and addressed the Jewish community noting, "I know that mere words are not enough to remove the grief from your heart, but hear me when I say this, you are not alone. Never again will you face the horrors of the past without … [Read more...] about Hagee Ministries Holds 37th Annual Night to Honor Israel
ZAKA Search and Rescue USA volunteers, in cooperation with the FBI at the scene of the shooting attack, have completed a first visit at the scene, making an initial identification of the bodies. The ZAKA volunteers await permission to enter the Etz Haim synagogue, clear the scene of human remains and spilled blood and treat the bodies for burial in accordance with Jewish law.
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JEWISH FEDERATION STATEMENT ON THE TRAGEDY AT TREE OF LIFE*OR L’SIMCHA The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh joins the entire Pittsburgh community in mourning the people in our city killed and injured in the senseless violence today at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation. Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of the Jewish Federation made these comments: “Today our city, which has ordinarily been among the most safe and secure in the nation, was … [Read more...] about Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves 11 Reported Dead; Federation issues Statement
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum launched its Forever Project to MPs at the House of Commons. The Forever Project uses life-sized, 3D interactive technology to enable people to not only to hear and see Holocaust survivors, but to ask them questions and get answers. MPs and guests at the event had the chance to interact with Holocaust survivors through the 3D digital technology. The aim of Forever is to preserve the voice of … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivors visit Parliament in the form of a 3D Interactive Project