Responding to hate

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.

Hillel gives awards, receives record gift

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

WJW publisher signs management agreement with Arizona publication

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

Yeshiva University appoints new president

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