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Never Forget: Symposium teaches students the horrors of the Holocaust

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally posted by Peter Cameron, May 10, 217 on Times Tribune Alan Moskin was a 19-year-old Jewish-American soldier in Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army when his division came upon Gunskirchen, a concentration camp in [...]

50-YEAR SPECIAL: RELIVE THE SIX DAY WAR

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally posted on jpost.com on May 8, 2017 June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The war was a pivotal event in the [...]

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted on the Times of Israel BY RAPHAEL AHREN AND ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT  on May 2, 2017 The United Nation’s cultural body on Tuesday passed the latest in a series of resolutions that denies Israeli claims to [...]

Upcoming UNESCO resolution to reject Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on April 27, 2017 on World Israel Newsat by Jonathan Benedek The text of an upcoming resolution would reportedly mark the first time UNESCO will officially reject Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem.  The United Nations [...]

Bipartisan US Bill Seeks to Combat BDS Supporters

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published March 26, 2017 on United with Israel Congress introduced further legislation to combat BDS and show US support for the Jewish State.  Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and [...]

Israel 9th Healthiest Country in the World

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted March 23, 2017 on United with Israel Israel is not only the happiest country in the region, it is also the healthiest country in the Middle East. After being ranked earlier this week as [...]

Governor Wolf Statement on Acts and Threats Against Jewish Institutions in Pennsylvania

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally published on February 27, 2017 at governor.pa.gov Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement in reaction to a series of threats and direct acts against Jewish institutions in Pennsylvania that follow a [...]

The Real Obstacle to Peace: Jew Hatred & Terrorism

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published February 13, 2017 at wiesenthal.com Anti-Semitism continues to be rampant across Palestinian society As President Benyamin Netanyahu meets with President Trump on Wednesday there will be much discussion about keeping alive the "Two-State [...]

SWC Condemns Deadly Jerusalem Truck Attack

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally posted on January 8, 2017, on wiesenthal.com Real Obstacle To Two-State Solution Is Palestinian Terrorism Which Should Be Target Of Upcoming Paris 'Peace' Conference The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned today’s murderous truck attack that killed [...]

Steven Spielberg’s Jewish Roots

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally posted on January 28, 2017, on aish.com by Sara Debbie Gutfreund “Because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.” The newly released biography, [...]

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ is a German best-seller for 2016

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted on jta.org on January 3, 2017 (JTA) — The annotated edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” sold 85,000 copies in the one year since it was released in print for the first time [...]

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Neo-Nazi website: Hamas member will speak at armed march in Montana on MLK Day

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

This article was originally published on jta.org on January 5, 2017 (JTA) — A neo-Nazi website said it has filed the paperwork for an armed neo-Nazi march designed to harass the Montana Jewish community of [...]

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‘The Genius of Judaism’: An Interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published on The Tower. Bernard-Henri Lévy, France’s leading public intellectual, returns to the United States in January to promote his new book, The Genius of Judaism, perhaps the fullest expression yet of his commitment [...]

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Yaffa Eliach, pioneering Holocaust historian, dies at 79

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 9, 2016 (JTA) — Yaffa Eliach, a prominent historian of the Holocaust who opened the first center for Holocaust studies in the United States, has died. Eliach, a Holocaust survivor, [...]

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Ruth Gruber, journalist who helped Holocaust survivors, dies at 105

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 18, 2016 (JTA) — Ruth Gruber, an American journalist who escorted 1,000 Jewish Holocaust refugees from Europe to the United States, has died. She was 105. Gruber died Thursday in [...]

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Kristallnacht Event Drew a Packed House

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

On November 10, Kristallnacht, forty members of the Jewish community met at the Scranton JCC to meet Chris Nicola and to watch the documentary “No Place on Earth” a remarkable story of survival and triumph [...]

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Make a Donation to Tzedakah Tzeason Benefitting Operation Gratitude

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

This year we will joining OPERATION GRATITUDE and sending gift cards to our servicemen and women and veterans. Please bring or send your gift cards to chain stores or gift cards to MasterCard and Visa [...]

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Free CLE presentation & Viewing of Film “Denial Thursday, November 17

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Lackawanna Bar Association, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites you to join us Thursday, November 17 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic. Free CLE presentation by Tim Hinton at 5:45 pm [...]

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Expert to Discuss Impact of Election on Middle East and NEPA at Nov. 9 Lecture

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Avi Melamed, an independent Israel-Middle East strategic intelligence analyst, will visit The University of Scranton to share his perspective in a talk titled “Inside the Middle East – A New President Requires a New Understanding of the Middle [...]

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Escape Room Event – Space is Limited!

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Event, Uncategorized|

Angela & Eric Weinberg host the Jewish Federation NEPA event at Electric City Escape Room 11/12/16 Join Eric and Angela Weinberg, co-chairs of a Jewish Federation of NEPA event, on Saturday November 12 [...]

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10 inspiring Jews who died in 5776

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on JTA.  By Gabe Friedman  September 30, 2016 10:36am Clockwise from top left: Anton Yelchin, Esther Jungreis, Doris Roberts and Elie Wiesel (Getty Images) It’s a fact of life: Scores of notable people pass [...]

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What’s New and What’s Leaving the JFed Film Library

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Welcome to your official look at what's coming (and going) to the Jewish Federation Film Library in September!  You could own the movies that are leaving for only $5.00 a film! What's Coming Check out NEW [...]

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Defying the Nazis – The Sharps’ War airs September 20 at 9pm

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A message from Mark Silverberg, Jewish Federation NEPA Executive Director Over the weekend, David Fallk, our CRC Chairman, brought to my attention a documentary titled "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War " that will be [...]

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2017 UJA Opening Event Film Festival a Success

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Always looking for new and innovative programming to keep our Federation in sync with larger Federations in the U.S., the Federation’s 2017 UJA Campaign opened in partnership with the University of Scranton’s Department of Theology [...]

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Kristallnacht Event: Chris Nicola Presents No Place On Earth Film at JCC

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Join the Jewish Federation in the JCC Linder Room on November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm in observance of Kristallnacht for the screening of No Place On Earth and discussion with caving enthusiast and contributor to the book The Secret [...]

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Electric City Escape Room Event

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Grab some friends for a fun and challenging night out on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm! What is the Electric City Escape Room? A physical adventure game where players are locked in a room and [...]

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How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on ensia.com on July 19, 2016 Author Rowan Jacobsen@rowanjacobsen specializing in food, sustainability and natural systems Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields [...]

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Glamorizing Hitler

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on aish.com on July 30, 2016 The New York Times recently highlighted a growing trend worldwide: the use of Hitler in advertising, using the Nazi leader to lend prestige to products from selling shampoo in [...]

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Shaming Arab Women to be Martyrs

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published by aish.com July 16, 2017 The recently appointed head of Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency gave his first presentation on Tuesday to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset. As [...]

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Mourning the Loss of Elie Wiesel

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally published by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum deeply mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, and international leader of the Holocaust remembrance movement. In [...]

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Jewish Federation of NEPA Brings Film Festival to Scranton

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites NEPA community members to attend its debut Film Festival, scheduled to screen at the Moskovitz Theater in DeNaples Center at The University of Scranton on Sunday, August 28, [...]

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‘Poisoning’ Accusations are a Palestinian Tradition

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Originally Posted on June 24, 2016 by Rafael Medoff/JNS.org The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (pictured) once claimed that Israel was carrying out “mass poisoning” of Arab girls in order to render them sterile, and [...]

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