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As the New Year approaches, it is time to reflect on our efforts, and our mitzvot, as well as our shortcomings of the past year both spiritually, ethically and communally.  Each year brings adversity, but I think we can all agree that the past year has been particularly challenging for the Jewish people, Israel and humanity.  It has been particularly challenging for our Federation as most of our procedures and processes have been modified due the health, social, and economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.  Currently, the Federation office is not physically open, and we no longer employ a secretary,  but we can be reached by email, telephone, and through our PO Box at the Hollidaysburg office.  We check our email daily and are returning all phone calls.  We have .....READ MORE.


  The Times of Israel
After years, Iran diplomats return to Saudi Arabia to take up posts in Islamic forum

Prize-winning photographer Steve Schapiro dies at 87

Israeli trial, world’s first, finds 4th dose ‘not good enough’ against Omicron

Iran says time for US to make ‘political decisions’ in nuclear talks

In the time of COVID, livestreamed services aired Texas synagogue attack worldwide

All Texas Synagogue Hostages ‘Out Alive and Safe’

‘The Wonder Years’ Star Julian Lerner on the Show’s Bar Mitzvah Episode

Jewish Historical Fiction Picks (That Aren’t About the Holocaust)

‘Recipe for Disaster’ Wants Kids to Know That They Are Jewish Enough

What ‘Encanto’ Gets Right About Parenting Multiple Kids

  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
A Year After the January 6 Insurrection at the Capitol, the U.S. Must Shrug Off the Notion of American Exceptionalism and Deepen its Efforts to Safeguard Democracy at Home and Abroad

“No One Else is Helping”: Women and LGBTQI+ Legal Aids are Fighting for Survivor Justice in Indonesia

A Year After Dual Disasters Hit Guatemala, Communities on the Road to Repair

To Ensure That The Summit For Democracy Succeeds, We Must Listen To The Voices Of Those Around The World Who Are Fighting For Their Democratic Rights

My Chanukah & holiday book list

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Synagogues and a JCC weather another COVID storm • Best eats for Tu Bishvat • A nonbinary prayer book

Leaders Can’t Lead Without the Support of Their Communities

Complaining About Miracles

NJ yeshiva head named in sex abuse suit resigns • Queer Jews explore the mikvah • Meet the Bukharian pickle king

Cops nab suspect in IDF sweatshirt attack • Pol regrets Nazi comparison • New tool for genealogists

  NYT > World > Middle East
Yemen’s Houthi Militia Claims Rare Military Strike on U.A.E.

Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into ‘Earth Poetica’

A Ban on 19 Singers in Egypt Tests the Old Guard’s Power

Netanyahu’s Lawyers Discuss a Plea Bargain to End His Graft Trial

32 Years After Civil War, Mundane Moments Trigger Awful Memories

Texas rabbi details standoff: Gunman ‘literally thought that Jews control the world’

Texas synagogue attack ignites debate over delay in confirmation of special envoy on antisemitism

A Jew betrayed Anne Frank’s family, cold-case investigators conclude

Beth Israel rabbi threw chair at hostage-taker to enable congregants to escape

For decades, a Jewish family has sought the return of their beloved painting — can the Supreme court make that happen?

  Aish.com: Current Issues
Why are People Accusing Jews of Genocide?

When Bob Saget Wrote Me a Letter and Changed My World

Martin Luther King Had a Dream. Did his Wife and Family Support It?

On the Other Side of Hate: A Former Nazi Speaks Out

Sidney Poitier and the Jewish Waiter who Taught Him How to Read

  Jew or Not Jew
Erwin Schrodinger

Ian Eagle

Lee Felsenstein

Lee Goldberg

Martin Buber

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A Jew betrayed Anne Frank’s family, cold-case investigators conclude

Jews and Muslims can walk a common path. Martin Luther King Jr. showed us how.

Biden yanks Trump appointee who spoke to white supremacists from commission that monitors Holocaust sites

Livestreamed services meant the whole world could hear attack at Texas synagogue

Israel ‘Sy’ Dresner, ‘most arrested rabbi’ who marched with Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 92

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
Modern Forensics May Have Revealed Who Betrayed Anne Frank and her Family

Jerusalem: Shin Bet Nabs 3 Terrorists Involved in Shooting at Police

Where Am I: Fruit Platter

Armed Terrorist Killed at Gush Etzion Junction

Shuk Produce Vendors Offer Better Prices to Beautiful Women

  Washington Jewish Week
Schmaltz Brothers runs out of gas

My Father Is Catholic, But I’m a Proud Polish Jew

All Texas synagogue hostages ‘out alive and safe’ after harrowing 12-hour standoff, suspect is dead

Breaking: 1 hostage freed, others remain as Texas synagogue hostage crisis stretches into hour 7

You Should Know… Rachael Wilks-McCann

  My Jewish Learning
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