The 11th annual Judafest Street Festival once again brought Budapest's Kazinczy Street, and its surrounding neighborhood, to the limelight. Against a backdrop of rising nationalism and anti-Semitism in Europe, Jewish identity was proudly on display at the celebrations. And one couldn't help but notice, that at both the street fair and Yom HaAtzmaut event organized by the Israel Cultural Center, as opposed to the New York Parade a … [Read more...] about Kazinczy Street Festival highlights a Vibrant Jewish Budapest
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By Liam Hoare eJewish Philanthropy Second cousins Guillermo and Ronald Weinberger had never met until a couple of weeks ago, when they found themselves in Vienna, enjoying coffee and Sachertorte together in one of city hall’s opulent salons, at the invitation of the Jewish Welcome Service. Founded at the end of 1980 by then-mayor Leopold Gratz and the prominent lawyer and Holocaust survivor Leon Zelman, the Jewish Welcome Service … [Read more...] about With Conflicting Emotions, Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants Return to Vienna
By Ewa Maniawski There is nothing wrong with being a mutt. No, I definitely do not mean a mamzer, which is an incredibly painful halachic category; I mean a mutt. A mutt (yes, I am testing your sense of humor, so don’t go all PC and defensive on me here!) is more of an intellectual and cultural category - someone who grew up in one culture, then moved and “acculturated” into another, and maybe incorporated elements of a third somewhere along … [Read more...] about A Philanthropic “Two Shekels” from the (Proud!) Perspective of a Diaspora Mutt
Mallorca, April 23, 2018: The first Limmud in Mallorca made a big splash, drawing 85 participants - in a community of 150-200 - and coverage in Ultima Hora, the leading daily in Palma, the capital of the island of Mallorca located in Spain, which has a Jewish history dating back centuries.
The day-long Limud Mallorca - as it is spelled in Spanish - offered 18 sessions in Spanish, Catalan and English, and included a track for children and … [Read more...] about First Limmud in Mallorca:
“Engine to Grow the Jewish Community”
Warsaw, April 16: Young Russian-speaking volunteers from 9 locations worldwide - Australia, Belarus, Canada, the EU, Israel, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and the US - came together in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend for Limmud FSU's biannual Global Leadership Summit. In the framework of the Summit’s various activities, as part of Limmud FSU’s official delegation, the participants took an active part at the annual March of the Living event on … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Global Volunteers Come Together in Poland to Remember and Learn New Skills