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New prehistoric human unknown to science discovered in Israel

By | 2021-06-30T15:38:37+00:00 June 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Hebrew U and Tel Aviv University researchers found remains of a new type of ‘Homo’ who lived in the region some 130,000 years ago. A new type of early human previously not known to scientists has been discovered in Israel, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers announced Thursday as their extraordinary findings [...]

2021 Virtual Annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust

By | 2021-06-10T13:47:42+00:00 June 9th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

INTRODUCTION by Mary Ann Answini, Director, Holocaust Education and Resource Center In the early spring, it was our hope that the 33rd Annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust could be a hybrid event with some in-person presentations, as well as several Holocaust testimony webinars. However, with the unsurmountable challenges surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, it became [...]

Rhino calf born at Ramat Gan zoo named ‘Ruvi’ for the president

By | 2021-06-08T18:37:19+00:00 June 8th, 2021|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Rivlin thanks safari park for the honor; the calf is the 33rd born at the park, which runs one of the most successful breeding programs for the endangered southern white rhinoceros. The Ramat Gan Safari announced on Sunday that one of its rhinos had given birth to a healthy male calf and that mother and [...]

Vulture thought extinct from Israel for 30 years spotted twice in a month

By | 2021-05-27T16:44:03+00:00 May 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Israel Nature and Parks Authority hopes sightings of subspecies of ecologically important lappet-faced vulture signal its return Last month, the chief scientist of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority witnessed the appearance in Israel of a species recorded as extinct, for the second time in his career. The first time was in 2011 [...]

Rise in anti-Semitic attacks in U.S. concerns Jewish leaders

By | 2021-05-27T16:44:25+00:00 May 27th, 2021|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

SCRANTON, Pa. — David Fallk from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania says the recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. seems different than during previous conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. "These seem to be inspired by pro-Palestinians as opposed to the ultra-right-wing folks like we saw in Charlottesville or who did the shooting [...]

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Meet 6 Israeli women breaking glass ceilings in Fintech

By | 2021-05-06T16:09:54+00:00 May 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

“Being a woman gives you an advantage because finance used to be a male-dominated world. Females bring a different point of view and I leverage that.” Over the past few years, a strong financial technology ecosystem has evolved in Israel. According to FinTech Aviv, there are more than 850 fintech companies in the Startup Nation. Fintech [...]

The Jewish Federation of NEPA Celebrates Israel’s Independence Day

By | 2021-04-22T16:13:09+00:00 April 19th, 2021|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Though we couldn’t visit Israel in person to celebrate her 73rd birthday, a number of households throughout Scranton and the Poconos joined a virtual tour of our Jewish homeland, sponsored by the Federation. On Sunday evening April 11, 2021 and Wednesday evening April 14, 2021 Rick Abrams of JNF and Mordechai Cohen led the breathtaking tour [...]

Israel Now Home to ‘Incredibly Rare’ Complete Scroll of Esther, One of World’s Oldest

By | 2021-02-23T16:45:53+00:00 February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Scroll of Esther written by a scribe on the Iberian Peninsula around 1465, before the Jews’ expulsion, has been acquired by the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel One of the world’s oldest known scrolls of the biblical Book of Esther has recently been gifted to the National Library of [...]

The Jewish Federation Brings Scranton Tu B’Shvat Initiative to the Poconos

By | 2021-04-22T16:14:23+00:00 January 20th, 2021|Categories: Events|Tags: |

The Scranton JCC, Temple Hesed of Scranton, and Temple Israel of Scranton hosted an exciting Tu B’Shvat initiative to enhance the holiday during the Coronavirus pandemic. The initiative included a curbside pickup on Wednesday January 27, 2021 (Tu B’Shvat eve) of complimentary baskets full of an assortment of Tu B’Shvat fruit and other goodies as well [...]

Never Forget: Symposium teaches students the horrors of the Holocaust

By | 2018-01-10T16:17:33+00:00 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 Austria. Now 90 and speaking to hundreds of students who gathered Tuesday at the 29th annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust [...]