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“CEOs on the Road” 

Join the Jewish Federation of San Diego County for a panel presentation by our newest professional community leaders as they share important updates on current events and future projects. …

Nazi Architect Daughter Sells Paintings to Fund Jewish Women’s Causes


Hilde Schramm, daughter of Hitler's architect Albert Speer, receives the Jewish history award for a foundation she founded to support Jewish women's cultural projects. January 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN — When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her fathe…

Jewish Women Launch Challah Business, Get Thousands of Instagram Followers


Elina Tilipman, left, and Sarah Klegman founded Challah Hub. (Sally Claire Photography)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Mandy Silverman remembers being scared of the kitchen as a child.

“There was a constant joke in my house growing up that I would mess up instant iced tea,” she recalled in a phon…

From ‘Y’ to ‘J’: The History of Jewish Community Centers


If there’s one thing the American Jewish community has in abundance, it’s critics. “There are no colors gloomy enough to paint too morbidly” the present condition of the Jews, notes one of their number. A “baleful fog of indifference hover[s] over Judaism,” chimes in another. Th…

MLK and Tu Bishvat Have More in Common Than You Think

What does a Jewish holiday for trees and Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? A lot, actually.

This year, both Tu Bishvat and MLK Day of Service fall on Monday, January 21. (Hey, it’s no Thanksgivukkah, but we’ll take it!)

The former celebrates the life of trees, and the latter ce…