Israel’s antitrust regulatory commission is investigating whether the Google-Waze merger constitutes a monopoly.
Two Jewish federations in New Jersey are merging in what is being described as the largest federation merger in history.
"What this is really about is two institutions pulling themselves together and saying what is the best thing to do for our communities, and let's erase superficial differences and see if we can build something that is far better than what we can do by ourselves," said Barbara Gereboff, Kadima's head of school.
American Jewish leaders who created the United Jewish Communities (UJC) umbrella organization out of three separate ones in 1999 are largely frustrated and disappointed by the outcome of their labor, with some scoring the missed chance to form a truly representative and forward-looking voice for American Jewry.
For three decades, Temple Solael has sat on Valley Circle Boulevard, perched above the westernmost crest of Woodland Hills. Over the years the Reform synagogue gently competed with Temple Aliyah, a Conservative congregation, just up the road. Then, in the mid-1990s, Temple Aliyah membership began to skyrocket, and the subsequent establishment of a second Conservative shul, Shomrei Torah, also built on Valley Circle, placed the Reform congregation in a precarious position.
Some 3,000 delegates from Jewish welfare federations across North America convened in Jerusalem on Nov. 16 for the yearly General Assembly of their roof body, the Council of Jewish Federations. It's the first assembly held in Israel in the council's 66-year history.
When Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced last Monday that itplans to take over management of two smaller West Los Angeleshospitals, the headlines could easily have read, "Man Bites Dog."