Celebrate Israel Day Parade

Save the date of June 5, 2016 for our annual march in the Celebrate Israel Day Parade in NYC. This year’s theme is Sights, Sights & Spirit Stay tuned for more information….

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

Seventy Years After the Holocaust, Why Is Europe Again Labeling Jews?

by Michael Freund published in Hamodia, November 10, 2015 For the past several weeks, hardly a day has gone by without a barrage of Palestinian terror attacks against innocent Israelis. Fueled by ceaseless incitement orchestrated by senior Palestinian officials, terrorists have taken up knives, guns and stones in an effort to terrify and intimidate the Jewish state and instill fear among its residents. This is a clear-cut case of good versus evil, of a democratic … Continue reading

Nicky’s Family – In Remembrance of Kristallnacht

NICKY’S FAMILY is an emotional retelling of the remarkable efforts one man took to rescue 669 Czech children from death during WWII. Sir Nicholas Winton was a young English businessman at the time; but when chance brought him to Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, he put aside his own pursuits and began organizing the many children of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi clutches. Once he had appointed himself the authority for such matters, Winton went to work … Continue reading

I Stand With…..

Avi Ganz November 1, 2015, 7:59 am The Times of Israel The human mind is pretty amazing.  We anticipate evil as something other than our own experience.  Sure, there are shoplifters, tax-evaders, and the Devil’s first-begotten son: double parkers, but they are not EVIL.  Evil refers to a special brand of villain; the kind one meets on a page or in a theater. We’ll never meet a real gangster — only gangsters meet gangsters. Only … Continue reading

The Great Challah Bake Comes to Scranton

Three years ago, the Jewish community of South Africa under the guidance of their Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Warren Goldstein, inaugurated The Shabbos Project, inviting all the Jews of South Africa to celebrate a complete Shabbat together. The concept of Jewish unity under the banner of Shabbat was contagious. Thousands of women gathered on the Thursday evening before the designated Shabbat and in small and large groups around the country, baked challah. Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and … Continue reading