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Jewish Masons Adapt to Keep Fraternity Alive

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Born out of the English and Scottish guild systems of the 13th century, the fraternal organization of Masons was designed to help stonemasons regulate...

Kaiserman JCC CEO Ponders Business Model

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In the era of a gym in every shopping center, where does that leave Jewish Community Centers? The Kaiserman JCC’s board of directors hired Alan...

Ben & Jerry Speak Out: We Endorse the Ben & Jerry’s West Bank Pullout

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The Jewish founders of Ben & Jerry’s defended the ice cream company’s boycott of Israel’s West Bank settlements in an op-ed in the The New York Times. 

Five States Consider Sanctions on Ben & Jerry’s

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Could Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its ice cream in the West Bank trigger many or all of the laws that U.S. states have passed in recent years to hurt the Israel boycott movement?

High Holiday Services Mostly in Person Again

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Area synagogues will reopen for the High Holidays this year after months of mostly virtual services during the pandemic. A sampling of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform...

For Online Dating, Lox Club Tries to ‘Reinvent the Whale’

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Lox Club dating app co-founders Alec Lorraine and Austin Kevitch were on their way to a wedding in Las Vegas last weekend. The pair, childhood...

Ben & Jerry’s Announces Boycott of Israeli West Bank Settlements

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Following pressure from pro-Palestinian activists, Ben & Jerry’s announced Monday that it would stop selling ice cream in “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

Ventnor Couple Victims of Surfside Condo Collapse

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Bonnie and David Epstein were supposed to head to Brooklyn to visit their son in late June. David Epstein was recovering from a shoulder injury...

Jewish Summer Camps Try To Beat the Heat

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When Julian Gersh was a camper at the JCC Camps at Medford in New Jersey, there were days when he just didn’t feel like swimming.

DFC Rally-goers Agree That Antisemitism is Un-American, Disagree on Israel

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WASHINGTON — Several thousand people denounced antisemitism as un-American and made the case that Jewish identity and support for Israel are inextricable.