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On Monday January 9, 2017, UJA kicked off its 100th year at Jazz at Lincoln Center beginning with a red carpet at 7:30 PM. This event was sold out weeks in advance and contained an illustrious group of Wall Street heavy hitters such as: Daniel Och, David Moore, Jeff Schoenfeld, Boaz Weinstein, David Wassong, and Real Estate mogul Lenny Wilf. David Moore was still reminiscing about the success of the UJA Wall Street dinner which he said had an incredible lineup of the most important people on Wall Street with Michael Douglas inspiring many to rediscover their Jewish heritage.
Moore was also looking forward to this evening with over 400 people coming to celebrate and appreciate all the organization accomplishes. The
The onset of 2017 comes several weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, ushering in a new era in the U.S.-Israel relationship. The new year and new administration bring intrigue and unanswered questions on a number of major storylines that could shape the complexion of American-Israeli ties both this year and for years to come. JNS.org presents five potential major developments to watch for this year.
Will the U.S. Embassy in Israel move to Jerusalem?
Trump and his
The following is the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list of 2016's Top Ten Worst Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Incidents.
With anti-Semitism raging on both sides of the Atlantic, with extreme anti-Israel BDS movement in full bloom, and with the latest anti-Israel resolution vote at the United Nations Security Council, we present a few of the most troubling incidents targeting the Jewish people.
1) United Nations Erases Jewish History
The most stunning 2016 UN attack on Israel was facilitated by
Rabbi Elie Abadie has been the driving force in unifying the Sephardic Jewish community in Manhattan. On a personal level, he has also greatly enriched our experience since we moved to Manhattan over five years ago. The speakers, foreign ambassadors and other diplomats, politicians, and humanitarian luminaries make Rabbi Abadie's synagogue their choice spot to pray on Shabbat. In the process, he brings thought, leadership and interesting discussions to the entire Congregation Edmond J
The latest betrayal of Israel is potentially lethal in making Jews trespassers and criminals on their own land
The shameful and morally-incoherent December 23rd Resolution 2334 by the UN Security Council demanding that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem,” also includes careless language that proclaims that Israeli settlements, which are “dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-state solution,”