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2011-05-16 17:58:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County, will present Israel Expo 2011, a community gathering in celebration of Israel, on Sunday, May 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Samueli Jewish Campus, 1 Federation Way in Irvine. More than 6,000 people are expected to attend the event to celebrate Israel's 63rd birthday. Admission and parking are free and shuttle services are available nearby at Mariners Church. People with...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Jewish Mothers Help Find Romance and Relationships for their Adult Children Through Dating Website Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Mothers have been setting up their children for centuries and now with the Internet making more matches possible, The Jmom.com (R) , currently a free website with no sign-up fees for Jewish mothers to arrange dates and potential long term relationships for their children, offers a free $50 Visa gift card to its members with three new registrants on TheJMom....

2011-04-18 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists (http://sixpointsfellowship.org/) is pleased to announce its launch in Los Angeles. The 5-year-old Fellowship program will incubate the as-yet untapped potential of Jewish artists in LA to engage young adults in Jewish life through the arts. The Fellowship application process opens April 4, 2011, and closes June 1, 2011. Performing artists, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers between...

2011-01-24 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In September 2009, the Center for Jewish History, a not-for-profit cultural institution and the largest repository of Jewish history and experience outside of the state of Israel, was faced with rising debt service costs and the inability to meet increased financial demands. The Center was created ten years ago from the vision of Bruce Slovin, Center Chairman and Founder, who raised $100 million to bring together five esteemed historical...

2010-12-10 12:09:00

WJC President Ronald Lauder Discusses Need to Forcefully Reject the Political Assault on Israel as the Latest Form of Anti-Semitism ROME, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leadership of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) was received by Pope Benedict XVI in private audience at the Vatican this morning. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, who was accompanied by WJC Secretary General Designate Dan Diker and Deputy Secretary General Maram Stern, raised his concern at the growing political...

2010-11-17 22:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Board of Rabbis of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee today expressed great concern about a proposed ballot measure in San Francisco, which would make circumcision before the age of 18 a misdemeanor offense carrying a $1000 fine. Male circumcision is a religious decision that is squarely within the legal rights of parents to make for their...

2010-11-09 15:19:00

The Jewish Federations of North America awards Jay Feinberg a $25,000 grant and the title of Jewish Community Hero for his efforts to grow and diversify the bone marrow donor registry NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) today awarded Jay Feinberg, from Boca Raton, Florida, the 2010 Jewish Community Hero Award. The award marked the culmination of the second annual Jewish Community Heroes contest, in which more than 300,000...

2010-11-02 13:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the World Jewish Congress, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder wrote a letter to Director General Irina Bokova of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, expressing deep dismay at the recent passage of the resolution that designated Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs as Palestinian, with Rachel's Tomb named a mosque. In the letter, Lauder said "For UNESCO to try and remove these two...

2010-10-22 13:50:10

A 2010 population report from the University of Miami and the University of Connecticut releases new estimates on American Jewish Population Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have published a 2010 report on the American Jewish population, as part of a new North American Jewish Data Bank Report series. The new report called Jewish Population in the United States-2010 shows a greater number of Jews in the U.S. than in Israel. While the...

2010-06-18 13:22:47

Nazi-occupied areas have experienced lower economic growth, greater support for anti-reform politicians Russian cities and regions whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages ever since, according to a detailed new analysis of seven decades of Soviet and Russian data. These same areas have also tended to resist political reform, exhibiting greater popular support for Communist candidates since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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