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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...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Antisemitism Is ‘Front and Center’ in Reactions to Coronavirus ...

The global Jewish community is facing rising antisemitism due to the coronavirus pandemic, a senior Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says. During a...

Israel

Israel Says It Strikes Syria Targets in Response to Border Incident

Israeli aircraft attacked targets in Syria on Monday, the military said, describing the strikes as retaliation for an attempted bombing of the border fence by a terrorist squad. Tensions have risen...

Middle East

One Person Dying of COVID-19 Every Seven Minutes in Iran: State TV

One person is dying from COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television said on Monday, as the Health Ministry reported 215 new deaths from the disease and state media...

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