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Gala at the Los Angeles Theatre from the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Photo by Extra Medium, Creative Commons license)

Jewish Charity Galas Hit Nearly $100M

Jewish April 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The organizations spend $95 million per year on fundraising galas, reports The Jewish Daily Forward, but for the largest groups, that amount is a small percentage of their yearly expenses.

Roman Shmulenson of COJECO (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

COJECO: Bringing Russian and US Jews Together

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Jewish February 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

The nonprofit helps integrate Russian Jews into the U.S. and supports numerous innovative programs, reports Russkaya Reklama.

(Photo by Joshua Rotbert, Creative Commons license)

Jews Moving Back Up to the Heights

Demographics, Manhattan September 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Upper Manhattan has seen a nearly 150 percent jump in the Jewish population in the last 10 years, following decades of decrease for a community that once flourished in the area, reports The Jewish Week.

Though secular studies are frowned upon by some Haredi leaders, B’Derech aims to supplement, rather than supplant, yeshiva education. (Photo by Yermi Brenner via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Brooklyn Program Prepares Ultra-Orthodox Young Men for Secular Job Market

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, In the News, Religion August 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

An academic program for ultra-Orthodox Jews is preparing young men to be competitive on the job market by providing secular education and skills, reports Yermi Brenner in The Jewish Daily Forward.

The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue located at 11 East 63rd Street. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Syrian Jews Assert Influence in NY and Beyond

Culture, Demographics, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Religion July 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

New York’s growing Syrian Jewish community is making its mark not just on the demographics of the city, but also extending its influence to the Middle East, reports Yael Even Or in an article in Feet in 2 Worlds.

(Photo by Claudio Papapietro via Jewish Daily Forward)

Jewish Poverty Doubles in 12 Years

A survey has found that 20 percent of the New York area Jewish community lives in poor households, reports the Jewish Daily Forward, with senior citizens, children, and those from the former Soviet Union or Hasidic being the most vulnerable.

Jewish and Turkish Muslim members of Young Peace Builders have bonded through joint religious and educational program. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Jewish and Muslim Teens Build Ties in Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Religion April 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

A little-noticed friendship between Russian Jews and Turkish Muslim teenagers is taking root in southern Brooklyn thanks to Young Peace Builders, a program started three years ago by a community center and a school, reports the The Jewish Week.

Irving Schneider (Photo via The Jewish Week)

Jewish Week Founder Irving Schneider Dies At 93

Brooklyn, Media November 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Irving Schneider, a founding board member of The Jewish Week and a leading philanthropist, died in Palm Beach, Fla., on November 23 at the age of 93.

The cover of "Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011," a survey of nearly 6,000 of the New York area's Jewish community.

As Orthodox and Secular Jews Increase, Where is the Jewish ‘Center’?

Demographics, Politics, Religion June 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Jewish publications had plenty to say about a recent study which found that New York’s Jewish population has shifted to become both more Orthodox and more secular — as well as more interracial and, in some sectors, poorer. A lively discussion ensued about whether or not these shifts signal a trend toward the political right.