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PM of Ukraine Honors Ukrainians Who Saved Jews During Holocaust at New Babyn Yar Synagogue

At a ceremony hosted by the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine Andrii Yermak and Ukraine’s Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko honored Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Holocaust and announced that those still alive will receive a lifelong monthly state stipend, in recognition of their heroism.

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Congregation Har HaShem Joins Mental Health Action Day

To address a global mental health crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid the continued struggle of systemic racism, Congregation Har HaShem and more than 900 organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders have signed on to be part of the inaugural Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20 during Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Column: The Yosefs Who Go Too Far

As an Israeli, Yosef should know that Israeli soldiers from Haifa or Tel Aviv are already “home” until the army deploys them to its territories, where most of the fighting usually takes place. American Jews are usually “home” in Philadelphia, Chicago or Los Angeles, and especially small towns, where they are often vulnerable to distorted verbal attacks on Israel.

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Boulder JCC Seeks an HR Manager

Do you have a passion for human resources or know someone who does? Love the Boulder JCC? We’re hiring!  The Boulder JCC is looking to add a talented and conscientious HR Manager to the team. This engaging role will have the opportunity to work closely with our leadership team as …

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A New Reason to Visit New Orleans: Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience to Open May 27

Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) announced today that the new attraction will open to the public on Thursday, May 27. Exhibits will explore the many ways Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their communities.

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Simon Wiesenthal Center Highlights Story of Native American Soldiers in Honor of 76th Anniversary of Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp

In commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp by American soldiers today, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Archives is highlighting the amazing story of two Native American soldiers - twin brothers - and how one brother helped liberate hundreds of prisoners.

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Column: Insane Ruling On Jewish Woman’s Murder: Maybe The French Court Is On Drugs

To paraphrase our insanity defense standard, a suspect who cannot distinguish between right and wrong in killing his Jewish neighbor is not guilty of committing a crime. France’s version of our Supreme Court moved close to such a conclusion when it ruled that Kobili Traore cannot stand trial for killing a Jewish woman since his state of mind was influenced by consumption of cannabis.

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JEWISHcolorado Honored with FBI Community Leadership Award

JEWISHcolorado is being honored with the prestigious 2020 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award. This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities by assisting the FBI in combatting crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.

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