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[Movers & Makers] Donor Pledges $18 Million to Holocaust & Humanity Center

A local donor has pledged $18 million to the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, the center’s largest single gift ever. The gift is being seen as a potential catalyst for more philanthropy for Jewish causes in one of the most active years ever for the Jewish culture in Greater …

[Ohio Jewish Communities] Governor DeWine Signs Order Fighting Antisemitism

Governor Mike DeWine has repeatedly given his personal commitment to our community on combating hate, especially Jew-hatred. His issuance of today’s Executive Order defining antisemitism is the latest step. Read more>

Federation Responds to HUC-JIR Rabbinical Program Decision

On Monday, April 11, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Board of Governors approved several recommendations, including the ending the Cincinnati residential rabbinical program by the end of the 2026 academic year. 

To read the full release from HUC-JIR, please CLICK HERE.

[Times of Israel] A Strategic Approach to the Ukraine Emergency

Since the war in Ukraine broke out, we have been to the region three times, to the border twice, and to the command centers of our relief agencies in Jerusalem.  Leaders of over thirty different major Jewish communities from across North America have been on these trips as well, seeing for …

[CJN:] Clevelander’s Idea nearly Two Decades Ago Saving Jewish Lives Today

Days before Stephen H. Hoffman was due in Jerusalem for the 2003 General Assembly of United Jewish Communities, truck bombs detonated in front of two synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey. In a post-9/11 world, Hoffman was already concerned. He feared there might be a day when Middle East terrorism…