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Billy Crystal to join Jewish groups in raising a glass to first responders

Billy Crystal will be hosting as the Secure Community Network, the security advisory body to U.S. Jewish community, raises a glass on Wednesday evening to the first responders who have been on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more and register here.

Over 100 immigrants from Ethiopia to land in Israel Thursday

As Israel begins to lift COVID-19-related restrictions, a group of Ethiopian immigrants arrives days after the swearing in as immigration minister of Pnina Tamano-Shata, the first Ethiopian-born member of the Israeli cabinet. Read more.

Israel tackles COVID-19 challenges facing Jewish communities globally

Israel is reaching out to the Jews of the Diaspora and has initiated a roundtable of global and regional Jewish organizations to assess the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Jewish communities and prepare a plan for their rehabilitation. The conference was initiated by Jewish …

Senate passes Holocaust education act, heads to president for signature

JFNA praised the U.S. Senate for passing the Never Again Education Act, which would help provide federal funding to expand Holocaust education in the U.S., with bipartisan support. Read more.

Netanyahu appoints Gilad Erdan to double role of ambassador to U.S., UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced that Likud minister Gilad Erdan would be appointed as Israel’s ambassador both to the United Nations and to the United States, as the premier works to divvy up the ministerial portfolios designated for his right-wing religious bloc in t…