Members of the Virginia Tech and surrounding Blacksburg, Va., communities demonstrate in support of VT Chabad on Monday. More than 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas on them were found dropped on the front yard of the Jewish student center on March 18.
Three Hillel campus centers in the Washington area and one staff member were among the recipients of awards from Hillel International, presented at Hillel International’s annual Global Assembly in Orlando this month. Melissa Kansky, director of Jewish engagement at Hillel at University of Virginia, received the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award. Hillel at… Read More
Jewish News, which serves greater Phoenix and Northern Arizona, has signed an agreement with Mid-Atlantic Media to manage the newspaper’s day-to-day operations. Mid-Atlantic Media publishes Washington Jewish Week. The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, which assumed ownership of the Jewish News in July will continue to own the Arizona publication under the new management… Read More
Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman was appointed Wednesday as the new president of Yeshiva University, the school’s board of trustees announced. Berman, who will be the university’s fifth president, begins his tenure in July 2017. He is a university graduate. He succeeds Richard M. Joel, who became president in 2003. “Yeshiva University, with its distinct mission… Read More
The summer heat was sizzling at Grand Slam Sunday, a Jewish community day at Nationals Park, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Washington Jewish Week was the media sponsor. Despite all the fun at the Aug. 28 game, the Nationals lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-3. Photos courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater Washington… Read More
Amna Farooqi, the new president of J Street U, the campus branch of the liberal, self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby group, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent. She has no plans to convert to Judaism, though she does consider herself “culturally Jewish,” having grown up in heavily Jewish Montgomery County. Farooqi has long been open about… Read More
Citing his “thoughtful and passionate advocacy for Israel,” JStreetPAC added Rep. Chris Van Hollen to its candidate roster last week with the designation of “On the Street.” JStreetPAC, the political fundraising arm of the self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace organization J Street, has fully endorsed 69 candidates for the House and three for the Senate, according to… Read More