Rethinking Fundraising for Jewish Education

We need a whole new generation of Jewish day schools. Our fundraising organizations need to re-evaluate their priorities and focus on founding new schools, supporting existing schools and making them all affordable with subsidies or scholarships. This will not be an easy task because the religious differences of the various Jewish movements have to be… Continue reading Rethinking Fundraising for Jewish Education

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Heritage Candles Fundraiser Brochures

Fundraising Zone announces two new Heritage Candles Fundraiser brochures will be added to their candle fundraising line. – Source Everybody loves the Holiday Collection brochure because it makes an ideal holiday fundraiser for Hanukkah. However, candle lovers enjoy the wonderful scents of a burning candle all year round. This is why two new candle catalogs… Continue reading Heritage Candles Fundraiser Brochures

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Omicron cancels in-person Holocaust Memorial Day Candle Ceremony

Announcing that the ceremony will be virtual for the second successive year. The plan was for supporters to light candles in their windows at 8pm on the day of the ceremony to “light the darkness in memory of the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust and genocide, and in solidarity with people who still… Continue reading Omicron cancels in-person Holocaust Memorial Day Candle Ceremony

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Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Western Wall menorah candle lighting

Several dozen Holocaust survivors marked the third night of Hanukkah on Tuesday with a menorah-lighting ceremony at Jerusalem’s Western Wall that paid tribute to them and the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. The candle-lighting was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, the holiest place where… Continue reading Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Western Wall menorah candle lighting

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Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in Las Vegas

A candle-lighting ceremony at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas on Sunday marked the eighth and final day of Hanukkah. The Israeli-American Council (IAC) hosted the Festival of lights event, which featured a giant Menorah presented by Rabbi Yosef Blasberg. Candles were lit by representatives from the local community: Jewish, Christian, Armenian, Filipino and local Holocaust… Continue reading Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in Las Vegas

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CANDLES Holocaust and Education Center in Indiana

CANDLES, Indiana’s only Holocaust museum, has served as an educational tool for people both in and out of state since it’s opening in 1995. From the building being destroyed by arson, it’s founder passing, and now the COVID-19 pandemic; the museum has faced unimaginable challenges. However, staff continues with big plans for the future. –… Continue reading CANDLES Holocaust and Education Center in Indiana

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CANDLES volunteer turns 101, Gets 130 cards

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Ind. helped celebrate a German immigrant and veteran’s 101st birthday on Wednesday by giving him cards from those he’d met throughout his life. Near the beginning of December, the museum asked the community to assist them in writing and collecting 101 birthday cards for Walter Sommers’… Continue reading CANDLES volunteer turns 101, Gets 130 cards

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US, Germany confront rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

BERLIN — The United States and Germany launched a new initiative Thursday to stem an alarming rise in antisemitism and Holocaust denial around the world. The two governments announced the start of a U.S.-Germany Holocaust Dialogue that seeks to reverse the trend that gained traction during the coronavirus pandemic amid a surge in political populism across… Continue reading US, Germany confront rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

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