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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Features

MEOR Israel remains the ultimate platform for self-discovery and exploration of Jewish heritage and identity

As their school year drew to a close, nearly 200 undergraduate student leaders from America’s top colleges and universities – including 41 from NYU, Rutgers and Binghamton University – closed the book on their academic studies and readied themselves for a spiritual adventure.  With their sights set on exploration and introspection, the group of elite students boarded flights for Israel to jumpstart the summer with an identity-building experience unlike any other.

Run by MEOR (, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering Jewish students at top universities across the country, the

“We were afraid that the nineteen year experiment was over.” 

Standing at the lectern in Terrace on the Park in Queens – with a bird’s eye view of nighttime New York City – Chaim Leibtag recounted in vivid detail where he was fifty years earlier, in 1967, as the Six Day War raged: a young teenager glued to a black-and-white television set, panicked at the war declared upon the young Jewish State by its hostile neighbors. 

Then, earlier than anyone dreamed of, came the news

The Jewish National Fund Future division held their wildest event of the year, their tenth annual Shabbat in the Zoo! Over 400 young Jewish professionals joined together to celebrate Shabbos right in the Central Park Zoo on Fifth Avenue.  

The JNFuture group of New York reaches the next generation of young Jewish leaders around the world through their JNFuture Global Initiative which engages in many exciting programs around the country and in Israel.

While Shabbat in the Zoo is the

From best play to best actress, the Jewish community was well represented at the Tony Awards, Broadway’s biggest night. Oslo, a production about the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord between the Palestinians and Israelis, took home best new play while the show’s leading actor, Michael Aronov, also won for his featured performance. Aronov played Israeli figure Uri Savir, an instrumental character in the talks at the time. The play thoughtfully tells the true story of top secret negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and

Over 200 community members and congregants filled the Young Israel of Avenue K ballroom, Sunday evening, for the dual celebrations of Congregation Pri Eitz Chaim – Ocean Avenue Jewish Center’s 95th anniversary and the 40thanniversary of the congregation’s Morah D’Asrah, Rabbi Melvin I. Burg. 

The dinner which drew former congregants from Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Pennsylvania and Israel, featured a video history of the Rabbi and Rebbitzen’s active tenure with the congregation and