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Jewish Community Relations Council | Open Books, Open Minds

Open Books, Open Minds<p><b>December 21, 2016</b><br>Posted by: JCRC Staff<p><i>Bear a Torch – This week’s torchbearer, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL), is</i> …

Education

Insiders at Google are 'disturbed' by its Holocaust search results, and now they're doing something about it

After meeting with Google insiders, including Vice President of Core Search Ben Gomes, Sullivan wrote: "There's no question that Google has heard the concerns. There's no question that those within Google itself are disturbed by what's being raised. But the desire is to find solutions that are …

Fake News

Ich Bin Ein San Franciscan — We Are All San Franciscan

“Remember: Berlin isn’t Germany,” our first cab driver said and I knew exactly what he meant. Too many of us have bought into this narrative that our …

Jewish gathering of food pros puts on a latke smackdown

Last December, 14 Jewish food professionals — most of whom had never met — sat down to the Hanukkah dinner to end all Hanukkah dinners.<p>There were …

Israeli tourist injured, wife missing in Berlin terror attack

The scene of a terrorist attack in Berlin, Dec. 20, 2016. (Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images)<p>BERLIN (JTA) — An Israeli tourist was among the injured in …

Ways to help humanitarian efforts in Aleppo

- Several humanitarian groups are helping Syrian refugees and are seeking donations.<p>Earlier today the United Nations approved a resolution to deploy …

Middle East

Jewish Community Relations Council | The Spirituality of Abortion

The Spirituality of Abortion<p><b>December 14, 2016</b><br>Posted by: Debbie Bamberger, Netivot Shalom Congregant<p><i>Bear a Torch – This week's torchbearer, Exhale,</i> …

Feminism

Taboon brings a kosher Israeli bakery to San Francisco - Inside Scoop SF

This week has been a soft opening for <b>Taboon</b>, a new bakery at Sixth and Minna streets in San Francisco, but you wouldn’t know it. The bakery has already had a steady stream of customers and has been selling out of its baked good each day.<p>No wonder.<p>Considering the fact that the Bay Area only has a …

Israelis open San Francisco’s latest — and now only — kosher bakery

Sufganiyot at Taboon. (Facebook)<p>(JTA) — An Israeli-owned restaurant has opened as the only kosher retail bakery in San Francisco.<p>Israeli friends …

San Francisco

White supremacist website calls for action in Montana

A white supremacist website called The Daily Stormer has posted a call to "TAKE ACTION" against Jewish people in Whitefish, providing personal …

Action Day to help Israel, local food banks – J.

IsrAction Day, an international grassroots campaign that urges supporters of Israel to buy Israeli food products and donate them to local food banks, …

Israel

Make it a Happy Holiday Even if You’re Worried it Won’t Be

You may have heard me tell this story because it had a deep impact on me – years ago in a workshop a non-Jewish wife told me that she waited all year …

San Francisco

Jerusalem terror attacks down 72% last month — Shin Bet

The number of terrorist attacks recorded in Israel dropped last month by 38 percent over October nationally — largely thanks to a 72 percent drop in …

Israel

Jews around the world speak up for Aleppo, evoking ‘never again’ mantra

From New York to London, Jews plan to rally for Aleppo.<p>><br>• ><p>Ambulances and buses evacuating people drive out of a rebel-held part of Aleppo, Syria …

Middle East

Email

<i>By Rabbi Jacob Siegel</i><p>[This blog series will introduce <i>eJewish Philanthropy</i> readers to three impact investing strategies: shareholder advocacy, ESG …

McDonald's

Controversial anti-Semitism bill dies in House

(JTA) — The House of Representatives ended this congressional session without taking action on a bill targeting campus anti-Semitism, a measure that …

Kevah Announces New Executive Director

Kevah welcomes David Green as new ED Kevah, a national organization empowering individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities, is …

'America Has Always Been at Its Greatest When We Have Welcomed Refugees'

In a recent Tablet article, author Jonathan Bronitsky asserts that a predominance of refugees from Syria hold anti-Semitic views, and he attacks …

Coalition Against Hate Launches Effort to Hold Accountable Purveyors of Hate Speech, Media Platforms

The <b>Coalition Against Hate</b> (http://www.breakhate.net) announced today an effort to #breakhate and bring civil discourse back to the public square by …

90 Holocaust memorial institutions, 70 scholars decry rise in U.S. hate speech

Ninety U.S. Holocaust remembrance institutions, and more than 70 individual scholars and educators, have decried a rise in intolerance and hate …

Jewish Community Relations Council | Supporting Refugees and Immigrants

Supporting Refugees and Immigrants<p><b>December 7, 2016</b><br>Posted by: Jeremy Russell, Director of Marketing & Communications<p><i>Bear a Torch – Following the</i> …

San Francisco

Hillel receives record $38M gift to hire, train staff

(JTA) — Hillel International is receiving $38 million, its largest gift ever, from a foundation established by the co-founder of Home Depot.<p>The …

Israel

NYPD sees ‘huge spike’ in hate crimes post-election — Jews targeted most

A swastika at a children’s playground in Brooklyn Heights, New York. (Screenshot from Twitter)<p>NEW YORK (JTA) — The New York Police Department said it …

Hate Crimes

With widespread fires tamed, Israelis seek answers – J.

After the wildfires that raged across Israel for nearly a week were subdued on Nov. 27, Israelis surveyed the devastation in search of answers.<p>The …

Israel

S.F. mayor asks people to donate to JNF after fires – J.

In response to the 1,713 forest fires and urban blazes that devastated Israel last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking fellow citizens to …

San Francisco

Jim Joseph Foundation makes major grants for Jewish teen initiatives, educator training

(JTA) — The Jim Joseph Foundation has provided major grants for Jewish teen initiatives and educator training.<p>The fall grants from the San …

Education

Pelosi Overcomes Challenge To Win Re-Election As House Democratic Leader

Nancy Pelosi beat back her toughest challenge yet to her leadership of Democrats in the House of Representatives, defeating Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan to secure another term as House minority leader.<p>The California Democrat got 134 votes to Ryan's 63 in a secret ballot vote on Wednesday. Pelosi had boasted …