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Local organizations promote Israeli goods to counter boycott: ‘Buy Israeli Goods’ day set

March 20, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

In the face of an international campaign designating March 30 as a day to boycott Israeli products, national and local Jewish organizations are organizing supporters to fight back with their wallets.

Pro-Israel and Jewish groups in the United...

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Interfaith teens to discuss their identity: Leaders plan to listen, not lecture

March 13, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Felicia Sparozic gets presents for both Chanukah and Christmas. While she says “I make out pretty well,” at times she wishes she could talk with other teenagers about being between worlds.

“My mom’s Jewish and my dad...

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Rutgers Event Links Israel, Apartheid: Hillel Fires Back With Facts, Testimonials From Ethiopian, Arab, and Gay Israelis

March 13, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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An event last week comparing Israel’s treatment of its Arab citizens to South Africa’s treatment of blacks under apartheid marked the latest in a series of anti-Israel programs at Rutgers University that some local Jewish leaders...

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Yachad Conference Draws 200 Attendees: Experts and Parents Help Special-Needs kids — And Each Other

March 8, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Laurie Minchenberg of Passaic wanted advice and information about how her eldest son, Tuvia, 11, who has special needs, could become a bar mitzvah. But she wasn’t sure how to broach the subject with her synagogue leadership.

Anne Rand of...

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Pols Support Renewal of Lautenberg Amendment

February 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Numerous Jewish organizations including the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society joined Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to renew a provision that fast-tracks asylum for religious...

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Scholarships v. Camp or Israel Trip?: Schools Alert Parents That Aid May Be Endangered

February 26, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Scholarship committees of two modern Orthodox day schools in Teaneck wrote to parents earlier this month that if their children attend on scholarship and the family can afford to send them to a summer program — including an Israel program...

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Would Opportunity Scholarship Act Hurt Public Schools? Local Pols Square Off On Controversial Issue

February 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

The Opportunity Scholarship Act, a bill that would provide tax credits to companies that help struggling families to send their children to private or parochial schools in New Jersey, passed an Assembly committee vote last Thursday after six...

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Inside the Beltway

February 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

New Jersey’s senators last week teamed up with fellow lawmakers in sending out letters supportive of Israel to parties ranging from the German government to Republican members of Congress.

Eleven senators, led by Frank Lautenberg...

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Rutgers Students Rise Up To Protest Anti-Zionist Program

February 5, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Hundreds of students and community members assembled on Saturday at Rutgers University to protest an event sponsored by two non-campus groups that invoked the memory of the Holocaust to criticize Israeli policy towards...

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World Wide Wrap Welcomes Worshippers

February 5, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers won’t be the only ones praying on Superbowl Sunday.

Across New Jersey, the United States, and the world, men, women, and children will gather to participate in a morning minyan, or...

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