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  • Adelsons give $1 million for Israel advocacy on campus

    April 21, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Philanthropists Miri and Sheldon Adelson have pledged $1 million to further expand the Israel Fellows program on North American college campuses, The Jewish Agency said.

    The pledge, which was announced Thursday, will increase the number of campuses with the program to 50 from 34.

  • North American immigrants lead in Israel’s nonprofit sector

    March 18, 2011 | 10:02 am

    When David Portowicz was a new immigrant to Israel from Brooklyn in the 1970s, he began research on poverty in Jaffa that would lead to his life’s work: the creation of a nonprofit organization that now serves thousands of disadvantaged children and their families.

    A doctoral...

  • Yoffie Emphasizes Need to Forge Links

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Jews cannot go it alone.

    That was the message at the Reform movement's 67th biennial in Minneapolis last week.

    Despite numerically dominating the North American Jewish landscape, Reform Jews must reach out to other Reform Jews in Israel and Eastern Europe and fight...

  • Jewish Croatia: Through the Looking Glass

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    This past October I found myself, along with four other North American Jewish journalists, flying business class -- a wonderful way to fly -- to Croatia on Lufthansa Airlines. The Croatian Tourist Office in conjunction with Lufthansa had generously put together a 12 day guest...
  • Connections: Israelis and Americans

    December 3, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    About two weeks ago, I attended a three-day conference in Jerusalem along with more than 3,400 Americans and Canadians and 2,000 Israelis. We North Americans had all made the journey despite State Department warnings that travel in the area was unsafe, in part because of an expected...