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May 7, 2015 11:27 am

Jewish Groups Sued for Not Warning Youths About Sand Flies During Trip to Israel

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Two Jewish groups are being sued over sand fly bites during a trip to Israel. Photo: Twitter.

LA Times – Two Jewish groups that led a youth trip to Israel last summer failed to warn and protect students in their care about sand flies that infested the region, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

The parents of four Los Angeles County high school students filed suit on behalf of their children against the Union for Reform Judaism and the North American Federation of Temple Youth, the organized youth group of Reform Judaism. The groups “planned, hosted, conducted, led and supervised” the trip, the suit states.

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