Israeli diplomat condemns anti-Semitic incidents in the Hudson Valley

Safety was the main topic of a high-profile Israeli diplomat's visit to a Jewish Community Center in the Hudson Valley on Wednesday. Read more.

Torah scroll is safe after Brazil museum's massive fire

The Jewish community of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was in great relief Wednesday to know that the Medieval Yemenite Torah Scroll was not at the National Museum in Rio, which had been engulfed by a massive fire on Sunday. Read now.

Chabad opens its first centre on the South Shore

Sterna Samama finally has her house back. After years of ceding her living space to Shabbat minyanim, holiday celebrations and classes that brought together the scattered and diverse Jews of Montreal’s South Shore, Chabad now has its own centre there. Read more.

Apples, honey and help to go to thousands of elderly Russian Jews

Continuing a tradition started before the fall of the Soviet Union 30 years ago, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and its network of volunteers will provide extra aid and traditional Rosh Hashanah treats, including apples and honey, to thousands of poor, elderly Jews ac…

Emmanuel Macron first sitting French president to attend pre-RH ceremony

French President Emmanuel Macron attended a pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony at the Great Synagogue of Paris, the first time that a sitting president has done so. Macron, who was presented with several varieties of honey as a gift in honor of the Jewish New Year, did not speak at the Tuesday eveni…