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Venezuelan Government Actions Endanger Jewish Community

AJC is urging Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government to end immediately their incendiary statements against Israel, which have led to attacks on the Jewish community. The climate of fear experienced by Venezuela’s Jewish community over the past decade has been heightened still further since the Hamas-triggered war with Israel erupted a month ago. [...]

Google Tel Aviv, Mark Birnbaum, Henry Swieca & More…

YourStartApp a consulting company that aims to cultivate entrepreneurism to advance the Israeli high-tech industry, and LogoUI held “Between Valleys” at Google’s Tel Aviv campus featuring a panel of serial entrepreneurs and Angel investors as part of their series of events bridging the world’s top innovation hubs – Silicon Valley and Israel’s Silicon Wadi (Arabic [...]

Zionism: Elie Wiesel, Mark Birnbaum, Yigal Allon & More…

So many different versions of what is Zionism and what supporting Israel means.  Some great quotes on the issue:   • “Everyone who supports Israel is a Zionist.” Tom Paulin   • “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism.” Martin Luther King, Jr.   • “It’s clear to me that one can’t [...]

Holocaust Education: Rockwern Academy, Mark Birnbaum, Ruth Lichtenstein and More

When The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education moved to Rockwern Academy in Sycamore Township last year, the staff and board hoped there would be opportunities for collaboration. During the installation of CHHE’s permanent exhibit Mapping Our Tears the eighth grade students received a “behind the scenes tour” of the exhibit with Executive Director of [...]

Mark Birnbaum, Mel Brooks and More..

From Ragtime Mark Birnbaum to Mel Brooks, so many Jewish entertainers:   n  “My job is to go out and entertain the most people possible.”Mel Brooks n  Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis [...]

Kansas City Jewish Film Festival: Great Jewish Movies, Mark Birnbaum and Matej Minac

On October 12 – 20, 2013, will be held The Kansas City Jewish Film Festival (KCJFF) featuring great films with Jewish angles.  From Israel and Zionism to culture, food and Jewish themes nearly all of these films have never before been seen in the Kansas City area. In addition to Harp Tree by Mark Birnbaum, [...]

Creative Jewish Entrepreneur Philanthropists

There are so many creative Jewish entrepreneurs doing fascinating work to make the philanthropic Jewish world a better place. Urban Adamah, a Berkeley, California based non-profit organization is buying a property currently valued at over $2 Million to create the “largest urban Jewish farm” in America. The organization is an organic Jewish farm and educational [...]

Jewish Futures Conference

The Jewish Futures Conference, an interactive three hour event that brings together visionary thinkers, passionate individuals and inspiring presentations, has announced the 4th Annual Jewish Futures Conference on June 4thwhich will focus on the relevance of Jewish text with today’s youth. The event, titled “Whose Torah it is anyway,” will explore the ways in which [...]

Jewish Movies and Quotes

From The Harp by Mark Birnbaum to Fiddler on the Roof, Jewish movies offer so many great quotes and inspiration. •       “ A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out [...]

Charity Purposes & Reason For Giving

From private foundations like Bill Gates or Mark Birnbaum to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith, charity matters – “Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world.” Mishna, Pirkei Avot 1… ·        “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.” [...]