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Meet the Superhero Who Power Washes Swastika Graffiti in His Spare Time



A power washer — the latest in sophisticated anti-hate technology?

Corey Fleischer is the founder of "Erasing Hate," a movement dedicated to removing graffitied hate speech from public spaces. He’s been servicing his Montreal community and many others for over eight years. And it all …

The Tragic Tale of Superman’s Jewish Creators, Told in Graphic Novel Form


JTA — When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes.

Of course, the character and his story — the arrival from another planet, his dual identities as mild-mannered reporter and flying, bulletproof c…

Our Dollars – and Our Jewish Community – At Work


After reading our Chair Brian Tauber’s reflections last week, I found myself thinking about the simplicity of the question, WTF (“Why The Federation”)? Brian eloquently stated that “the why” and “the what” of our work hasn’t changed in over a century. He is so right. 

Just…

Jewish Xperience Week Builds, Engages, and Showcases Community


Selwyn Isakow has studied the landscape of the San Diego Jewish community and here’s what he found: 3% are Orthodox, 15% are involved with Jewish organizations, and 85% have little to do with the community. 

Speaking about these statistics, the co-founder of Shabbat San Diego says, “T…

Sha'ar HaNegev Community Leaders Send Thanks


The following thank you letter was received by our partnership region in Sha’ar HaNegev, which has been under constant attack from missiles and terror kites. Your generosity has meant that children and families can receive free therapy to help them cope with this daily trauma and PTSD. Yo…