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  • Rabbi David Wolpe in Thailand: Have you ever seen a menorah dance?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    November 6, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    Traveling reminds us that the old is distinctive and the new melds together. I had never been to Thailand, or indeed to any country in Southeast Asia. As the bus rolled through the streets, nothing in the facade of the 7-Eleven convenience store or the crushed muddle of Bangkok...

  • AJWS president Ruth Messinger applauds Supreme Court ruling on DOMA & Prop 8

    June 26, 2013 | 9:03 am

    American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled in two cases related to marriage equality.

    “We applaud today’s historic decisions by the Supreme Court to strike down discriminatory laws as a major victory...

  • Jewish groups urge White House to act on Sudan

    January 31, 2012 | 3:53 pm

    Jewish leaders delivered a letter to the White House urging action to allow food to reach hundreds of thousands of people facing starvation in Sudan’s border regions.

    Ruth Messinger, the president of the American Jewish World Service, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, the president of the...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 29 - Dec. 5: NFL to frum; Shiksa syndrome, ‘Waltz with Bashir’

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    November 28, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    MON | DECEMBER 1

    (FILM)
    The Israeli film industry continues to wow world audiences with its increasingly innovative and skillful productions. The buzz this year is about a provocative animated film by Ari Folman that is Israel's official submission for the foreign-language Oscar in...
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  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, NOV. 12
    10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
    Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

  • A Chance to Make Poverty History

    By Ruth W. Messinger

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    This weekend, as we join all Americans in proudly celebrating our independence, we also should be thinking of the 1 billion people in the world who live on $1 a day or less, most of whom lack clean water, electricity, food, education and medical care. It is our hope that in this...