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Mourning the Loss of Elie Wiesel

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 the aftermath of the Holocaust, at a time when the world could not bear to remember, he could not bear to forget. Through his singular moral leadership, intellect, and eloquence, he gave voice to those who had been silenced forever … Continue reading

Jewish Federation of NEPA Brings Film Festival to Scranton

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, 2016. The screenings are part of the Jewish Federation of NEPA’s 2016-2017 campaign, designed to introduce the mission of the Jewish Federation, raise funds and expose Jewish-themed contemporary films from around the world to our local film loving audience. The … Continue reading

‘Poisoning’ Accusations are a Palestinian Tradition

Originally Posted on June 24, 2016 by Rafael Medoff/ Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas must be surprised at the international outcry over his accusation this week that Israeli rabbis are plotting to poison Arab wells. After all, Abbas and his colleagues have been making similar allegations for more than 30 years, yet the international community has hardly said a word. The best-known allegation was the declaration by Yasser Arafat’s wife, Suha, at a 1999 press … Continue reading

Spirited Art a Spirited Success

Despite the frigid temperatures outdoors, over 30 women participated in the Jewish Federation sponsored Girls Night Out; Spirited Art Event which took place on Monday January 11, 2016. Chairladies Leah Laury and Rebecca Tschampel, along with Dassy Ganz of the Jewish Federation set up a delicious wine and cheese buffet which included coffee, fruit and dips as well. The Federation helped defray the cost to the individual artists which encouraged the large attendance. The chairladies … Continue reading