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Fighting in Ukraine Leaves Jews Caught in Crossfire

By Jacky Schimmel
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Editor’s Note: The following are reflections from American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Vice President Jacky Schimmel, who had just returned on Feb. 4 from a field visit to war-torn eastern Ukraine, before the recent ce…

Reflections on a Jewish Federation Solidarity Mission to Paris

By Mark Gurvis

My early days as a Jewish Federation professional were at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating anti-Semitism and statements of "never again," to one of strengthening our communities through education and meaningful engagement…

In Vienna, Widely Varying Viewpoints for Small Jewish Community

By Noah Diamondstein

Editor’s Note: This story is the third in a four-part series by Noah, who recently studied in Europe and who seeks “to see the world become a place where all can live together in peace.” 

On our way to Auschwitz, we stayed a night in the town of Mikulov in North…

My Jewish Experience in Copenhagen

By Jennifer Chevinsky

The terrible attack on Feb. 15 outside of the Great Synagogue has brought increased attention to the Jewish community in Copenhagen, Denmark. When one thinks about the geographical distribution of Jews across the world, or even in Europe specifically, Denmark is not a …

Federation Sends Condolences to People of Denmark in Wake of Terror Attack

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is horrified and heartbroken by yet another act of terrorism in Europe, this time in Copenhagen. This heinous act left two people dead -- one at a cafe where a seminar on freedom of expression was taking place and one outside a synagogue where a bat…