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Big City, Small Town: We are One Boston

Posted on April 18, 2014

I love this city. It is my home and in my heart. I am a Bostonian by choice, not by birth. And…that’s a big deal for a girl from the Big Apple.

In the early 1900s, as a South African Jew seeking a land very unlike his own at the time, my Grandpa Sam came to Boston. Like Grandpa Sam, I chose Boston for its culture, its feel, and its academics

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Documents requiring Jewish citizens of Donetsk, Ukraine to register themselves reported fake

Posted on April 17, 2014

Reports have emerged from Donetsk, Ukraine about documents, purportedly signed by the leader of a pro-Russian militia, requiring Jewish citizens of the city to register with the Nationalities Commissioner. As NCSJ reports below, these documents are fakes, but the fears they have engendered are very real indeed. JCRC will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.

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Boston Jewish reflections and updates on Overland Park, Kansas murders

Posted on April 14, 2014

By now we’re sure you’ve seen the terrible news out of Overland Park, Kansas where three people were murdered at two Jewish institutions yesterday. Below is a reflection from CJP’s Barry Shrage which we offer to you. We’ve also included a brief from New England ADL which went out this morning.
As we head into Passover and the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing we share Barry’s words of solidarity with the Kansas Jewish community and join him in mourning those who were killed yesterday as we pray for their families and all the people of that community.

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