| After attack in Toulouse, French Jews reconsider Sarkozy|| || || |
| By Daniel Hoffman |
| Friday, 30 March 2012 02:27|
PARIS (JTA) – With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race – but for now it’s not clear exactly how.
| Philanthropist leaves ‘footprints in the sand’|| || || |
| By Nancy Kirsch
| Friday, 16 March 2012 15:15|
David Isenberg, teacher Judy Nagle and children Julian Mulholland, front left, Alienor Burgugnat, center and Eve Tolley, at right. Lila Stone is behind Mulholland and Isenberg’s grandson Caleb sits in his lap. /Nicole KatzmanPROVIDENCE – An ambitious plan to install a new, state-of-the-art outdoor play space for the children of the Alliance JCC Early Childhood Center (ECC) is closer to reality thanks to a generous $55,000 gift from David Isenberg and his family.
Each day, weather permitting, more than 60 young children in the ECC use the outdoor play space for sliding, climbing and building. Children enjoy sand play, imaginative play, as well as individual and group activities in the play space, said Nicole Katzman, interim co-director of the ECC. “Playgrounds are the place where children develop their social skills. They communicate, share, make friends and play cooperatively.”
| Bibi wonders: Must Israel act alone?|| || || |
| By Ron Kampeas |
| Friday, 16 March 2012 15:13|
| ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU and PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA|
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is waiting and watching when it comes to Iran – although for how long, no one knows.
| Lending magic to the Exodus saga|| || || |
| By Dasee Berkowitz |
| Friday, 16 March 2012 15:12|
NEW YORK (JTA) – My children have carved out a role for me as storyteller, especially at bedtime. After reading the requisite three books cuddled on my son’s bed, he makes a soft demand: “Now tell a story.”
| Moving beyond the Maxwell House haggadah|| || || |
| Friday, 09 March 2012 18:25|
Have you “graduated from” the old Maxwell House haggadah of years gone by? Do you have a favorite haggadah that you use each year or do you select favorite passages from different haggadah to create your own unique Seder experience?
| Friday, 02 March 2012 15:16|
| Thanks to David Isenberg and family, the Alliance JCC Early Childhood Center (ECC) is significantly closer to reaching its goal of a new playground to replace the current loved, but well-worn facility. The Isenberg Family Foundation’s $55,000 lead gift is a major step toward reaching the ECC’s $100,000 goal. The March 16 issue will feature an interview with David Isenberg and ECC staff and lay leaders involved in the initiative, as well as some images of the proposed new playground.|
| By Amy Olson |
| Friday, 02 March 2012 15:14|
| URI Jewish and Muslim students – Elissa Weinberger, left, Samantha Bucco, Hania Zaman, Samia Bagel, Aseef Ahmed and Rebecca Kraut – prepare fruit and nut plates for the Avi Schaefer Jewish/Muslim Shabbat Dinner and Tu Bi-Sh’vat Seder. /URI Hillel|
KINGSTON – In a room decorated with Stars of David and crescent moons, Jewish and Muslim students at the University of Rhode Island (URI) came together to celebrate the Avi Schaefer Jewish/Muslim Shabbat dinner and Tu Bi-Sh’vat Seder on Friday, Feb. 10 at the Norman M. Fain Hillel Center.
| BDS permeates churches, campuses|| || || |
| By Jacob Kamaras |
| Friday, 02 March 2012 15:13|
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First came an entire conference dedicated to boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) at the University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”). More recently, the Presbyterian Church approved a report calling for divestment from three companies because of their sales to Israel. All in all, February has seen the anti-Israel BDS movement gain significant steam.