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Help for the 20,000 Jewish professionals rendered jobless by pandemic

“Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks.

“I was shocked, I was sad and I was worried,” said Engelberg, who lost her job as director of grants and programs at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “I under…

Israeli Diaspora Minister Omer Yankelevitch is up for a challenge

Omer Yankelevitch has lofty ambitions for uniting Israeli and diaspora Jews. Six months into her job as Israel’s diaspora affairs minister — and with the future of the current government, and therefore her tenure, in jeopardy — Yankelevitch is optimistic and enthusiastic about taking o…

Knesset members propose giving Diaspora Jews formal role in Israeli affairs

How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences, always has been somewhat ephemeral. But proposed Knesset legislation that would give Diaspora Jewish leaders a formal role…

Israeli MKs propose giving Diaspora Jews a formal role in Israeli affairs

How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs? This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences, always has been somewhat ephemeral. But proposed Knesset legislation that would give Diaspora Jewish leaders a formal role…

Jewish, Israel-related groups react to projected Biden win in election

Jewish and Israel-related groups reacted to the projection by news outlets on Saturday that Joe Biden has defeated U.S. President Donald Trump and been elected the 46th U.S. president with Kamala Harris becoming the first female vice president in American history. Read more.