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Yad Sarah Fills Israel’s Geriatric Dentistry Gap

JNS.org - Chaya Sela is an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor. A volunteer at the Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration, she...

April 27, 2016 11:40 am

Philanthropy Raises $90 Million for Jewish Camps

JNS.org - The Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s JCamp180 initiative raised $90 million to support Jewish camps across the United States. Recently, JCamp180 held its 11th annual conference, drawing 450 leaders from non-profit Jewish camps and other organizations. The...

Jewish Humanitarian Group JDC Responds to South Asia Earthquake

JNS.org - The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) on Monday responded swiftly to the latest earthquake to strike South Asia. JDC said it has disbursed emergency grants two partners, the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Hadassah Fights BRCA With Decorated Bras

JNS.org - BRCA. It’s the gene mutation that gives Ashkenazi Jews a higher risk of breast cancer than the general population. But the women’s Zionist organization Hadassah is using three of BRCA’s letters—b, r, a—as a...

October 13, 2015 5:09 pm

Cleveland Clinic, Hebrew U to Form Health Care Incubator; Target $15 Million

JNS.org - The Cleveland Clinic and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem plan to form the Center...

October 9, 2015 10:12 am

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Revisiting Program Employing Blind Women

JNS.org - During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2013, I reported on an innovative initiative launched...

October 9, 2015 4:20 am

On Syrian Refugee Crisis, Jewish Community Moves From Words to Action

JNS.org - Will Recant pulls both heartstrings and purse strings for a living. As the head of...

July 27, 2015 2:47 pm

Jewish Woman’s Suicide Spotlights Maryland Rabbi’s Recovery ‘Sanctuary’

JNS.org -  The recent suicide of 30-year-old Jewish woman Faigy Mayer in Manhattan has spotlighted...

July 3, 2015 8:18 am

The Compassionate Superheroes Amongst Us

Today, I saw a real life superhero. Others may not have noticed it because she...

April 27, 2016 11:40 am

Yad Sarah Fills Israel’s Geriatric Dentistry Gap

JNS.org - Chaya Sela is an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor. A volunteer at the Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration, she tells...

November 15, 2015 10:20 am

Philanthropy Raises $90 Million for Jewish Camps

JNS.org - The Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s JCamp180 initiative raised $90 million to support Jewish camps across the United States. Recently, JCamp180 held its 11th annual conference, drawing...

October 26, 2015 4:30 pm

Jewish Humanitarian Group JDC Responds to South Asia Earthquake

JNS.org - The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) on Monday responded swiftly to the latest earthquake to strike South Asia. JDC said it has disbursed emergency...

October 15, 2015 10:10 am

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Hadassah Fights BRCA With Decorated Bras

JNS.org - BRCA. It’s the gene mutation that gives Ashkenazi Jews a higher risk of breast cancer than the general population. But the women’s Zionist organization...

October 13, 2015 5:09 pm

Cleveland Clinic, Hebrew U to Form Health Care Incubator; Target $15 Million

JNS.org - The Cleveland Clinic and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem plan to form the Center for Transformative Nanomedicine, a virtual incubator designed to lead to...

October 9, 2015 10:12 am

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Revisiting Program Employing Blind Women

JNS.org - During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2013, I reported on an innovative initiative launched by German gynecologist Dr. Frank Hoffmann. Discovering Hands gives blind...

October 9, 2015 4:20 am

On Syrian Refugee Crisis, Jewish Community Moves From Words to Action

JNS.org - Will Recant pulls both heartstrings and purse strings for a living. As the head of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, a consortium of 49...

July 27, 2015 2:47 pm

Jewish Woman’s Suicide Spotlights Maryland Rabbi’s Recovery ‘Sanctuary’

JNS.org -  The recent suicide of 30-year-old Jewish woman Faigy Mayer in Manhattan has spotlighted the unique efforts of a Maryland-based rabbi who provides a supportive environment...

July 3, 2015 8:18 am

The Compassionate Superheroes Amongst Us

Today, I saw a real life superhero. Others may not have noticed it because she wasn’t wearing a cape or a mask or an awesome...

June 17, 2015 11:18 am

How a Jewish Doctor Took on Ebola (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org -  The following article was written by Diana Kofman, a 16-year-old resident of the Queens section of New York City and a junior at...

June 10, 2015 10:52 am

Kosher Meals on Wheels Bring Food and Happiness to Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - Beth sits patiently at her dining room table, waiting for her Kosher Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteer to arrive. A visit from a volunteer...

June 10, 2015 10:51 am

In Jerusalem, a Lifeline for Senior Citizens

Have you ever heard of a lifeline made from paper mâché? Or from silk, clay, paper, wood, or metal? It’s through working with those materials...

June 7, 2015 11:04 am

Nepalese Ambassador Thanks Magen David Adom for Earthquake Aid

  The Nepalese Ambassador to Israel, Prahlad Kumar Prasai, awarded a certificate of appreciation to the members of the Israeli aid delegation in Nepal, who for...

May 1, 2015 1:46 pm

Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond

Despite the best efforts of Israeli volunteer rescuers, two Palestinian men in their 20s drowned on Tuesday afternoon in a pond in the Jordan Valley...

Culture

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Jewish Groups Welcome Chilean Government Decision to Ban Municipal Boycotts...

Top Jewish groups have welcomed a Chilean government decision made earlier this week to ban municipalities across the country from...

Middle East

Iran Arrests 10 Suspects in Suicide Bombing That Killed Two

Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on...

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