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Baruch Shub at 9th Limmud FSU Israel Festival in Eilat
Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) celebrated a decade of engaging young Russian-speaking Jews last weekend, Dec. 15-17, with a Jewish festival of learning in Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat. The dynamic three-day festival – which was the ninth Limmud FSU in Israel – gathered nearly 2,000 participants, including Israel’s minister of defense, Avigdor Lieberman, and other leaders in Israel’s Russian-speaking community and prominent figures, artists and lecturers from all around the globe.
During the festival, Chairman of the Conference for Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany Rabbi Julius Berman and Limmud FSU leaders Matthew Bronfman, Sandra Cahn and Chaim Chesler honored
The independent, Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group UN Watch recently issued its annual list of the "Top Ten Worst U.N. Moments of 2016," featured below.
10. Misogynistic Iran joined the Executive Board of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
9. The UN elected dictatorships Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, and Egypt to its highest human rights body.
8. The UN Human Rights Council held a minute of silence for brutal dictator and
On Wednesday December 7, 2016 the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) held its annual dinner at Daniel with cocktails beginning at 6:00 PM. This was an intimate evening with 150 guests paying $10,000 each to help find a cure for prostate cancer; an effort spearheaded by Michael Milken. In the 1980's Milken was known as the junk bond king and his legendary status was sealed by his astronomical returns-he had only four down months in 17 years. After being diagnosed with an advanced
On December 14, 2016 the Conference of Presidents and the Embassy of Azerbaijan co-hosted nearly two hundred guests who filled the room for a reception at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC to celebrate the upcoming Chanukah holiday and honor those countries and others that provided crucial firefighting personnel and equipment to assist Israel in battling the devastating fires last month.
The event was attended by the ambassadors representing the diverse group of
More than 1,500 young professionals from the New York area gathered Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Metropolitan Pavilion for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Young Leadership New York (YL-NY) Division 14th Annual Gala, which raised over $500,000 to support the well-being of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.
The Jewish world’s most successful young leadership fundraising event, dubbed “the Jewish Oscars” by The New York Observer, featured gourmet food, an open bar, live