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Party Like it’s Purim


Perri Keehn, Jared Forman, and Zoey Illouz having a blast a the Purim party. 

There’s nothing like the Jewish holiday of Purim for letting your hair down, getting funky, and even dressing up in crazy costumes.  Together with eight Jewish organizations, nearly 200 young professionals ga…

Board Chair Reflections: Make Federation Great Again (MFGA)


Make Federation Great Again.  Before my friends on the left and on the right (I have both) condemn me for my appropriation of this politically-charged tagline, I implore you to proceed with a sense of humor and respite from our divisive rhetoric.  Thank you.

Anyway, Make Federation Great…

Korean Zionist Teaches Taekwando to Ethiopian Immigrants


“Hana! Du! Sa! Na!” – seven children, new immigrants from Ethiopia, stand in two rows and shout in Korean, an the absorption center in Beer Sheva. The children start the session with high kicks – the trademark of martial arts – and use special pads to absorb the blows.

The Taekwo…

CSU to Acknowledge ‘Zionism is an Important Part of’ Jewish Identity

The California State University (CSU) agreed to a settlement on March 20 that includes them issuing a statement acknowledging Zionism’s importance to Jewish identity.

The case, Volk v. Board of Trustees, involved two San Francisco State University (SFSU) Jewish students, identified as L…

Hate and Tragedy in New Zealand


This past Friday, forty-nine people were senselessly slaughtered in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand. With multiple injuries still being reported, this is considered to be the worst terror attack against Muslims in the nation. We are sadly reminded, yet again, o…