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Local student gets HIAS help: Russian emigre looks forward to resuming medical education

July 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Robert Goldberg of North Haledon, a former Muscovite, is among the 60 scholars chosen this year to receive a scholarship from HIAS, the international organization that has assisted in resettling Jewish immigrants for 130 years....

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Locals responded quickly to youth’s disappearance: Many searched and prayed for Leiby Kletzky

July 16, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Prayer services and volunteers for searching organized themselves in Bergen and Passaic counties only hours after Leiby Kletzky went missing Monday evening. Synagogue listserves, such as Teaneck Shuls, sent out calls for...

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Local camps balance safety and fun: Local camps focus on safety

July 1, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Local day-camp directors interviewed this week stressed that at their camps, safety is the top priority. Most are accredited by the American Camp Association, whose safety standards, according to all camp directors interviewed,...

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A conversation with Alex Grobman: Evangelical publishing house aims to foster Israel support

June 30, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Balfour Books, a division of ICON Publishing, was established in 2003 “to educate Christians about what is going on in the Middle East,” and specifically about Israel, according to its publisher, Jim Fletcher. The Evangelical Christian...

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A conversation with Alex Grobman: Englewood historian arms Christians with facts about Israel

June 30, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Alex Grobman, historian and Englewood resident, spoke last week and over the Fourth of July weekend with The Jewish Standard about his book “The Palestinian Right to Israel.” (The book is published by Balfour Books, a...

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Local leaders get behind state resolution demanding stronger Iran sanctions: Pressure urged against energy companies seeking ‘loopholes’

June 30, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

New Jersey’s State Senate last Wednesday unanimously approved a measure urging the federal government to take stronger action in imposing and enforcing sanctions against Iran.

The resolution urges better enforcement of “current...

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From nut allergies to gluten, Jewish camps and schools struggle with dietary limitations

June 27, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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No one goes to summer camp for the food. And school lunches? Used to be fried mystery meat and a side of bogus mashed potatoes, if you were lucky.

But that was before the healthy eating movement — and allergies — changed how camps and...

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Write On For Israel program prepares teens to stand up for Israel on campus: Local student recognized for pro-Israel advocacy

June 27, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Over the past year, as anti-Israel events on campus surged in what one professor characterized as an anti-Israel “drumbeat,” pro-Israel students at Rutgers University refused to sit quietly and be drowned out.

Among those...

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Ramapo College to offer new minor in human rights and genocide studies: Program to promote student internships with New York City-based organizations

June 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Starting this fall, Ramapo College of New Jersey will offer its students a minor in human rights and genocide studies. It will be the first program of its kind in New Jersey’s state college system, according to Michael A. Riff, director of the...

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N.J. lawmakers laud decision to boycott ‘Durban III’

June 11, 2011

From The Jewish Standard

by HEATHER ROBINSON

The Obama administration announced last week that the United States would not participate in the Durban III World Conference Against Racism, scheduled to take place in New York City in September, during the U.N. General Assembly...

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