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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
Israel, Germany agree to add NIS 20 million to Holocaust survivors’ stipends

Alleged rapist found dead in his prison cell in central Israel

Minister says outlawing of Palestinian groups didn’t come up in security cabinet

Top Iran official: If Israel attacks, response will cause trillions in damage

Traffic accidents soar in 2021, with almost 300 killed

8 Hanukkah-Themed Face Masks for 2021

All Ashkenazi Women Should Be Tested for BRCA

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Interview with Her Daughter Ruby Has Us Kvelling

My Jewish Family Survived Covid but I’m Terrified of Potential Long-Term Effects

Why Every Jewish Parent Needs to Participate in School Board Elections

  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
Global Vaccine Equity: To Save a Life is to Save a World

Resignation of Special Envoy to Haiti Must Serve as a Wake-Up Call to Biden Administration: Leading Global Human Rights Organization Calls on Administration to Reverse Course, Halt Deportations, and Listen to Haitian Civil Society

My thoughts for the New Year

Summer Stories of Hope and Resilience: Inspiration from Around the World

From Victimization to Victory: An Indian judge rules against LGBTQI+ persecution

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
NY pols condemn green group for shunning ‘Zionists’ • State offers security grants • Help for Afghan refugees

How to Survive the Test of a Frayed Relationship

Park East Synagogue pushes out assistant rabbi • Jewsh actor quits show about Syrian • CUNY’s ‘Sperminator’

Rabbis arrested at NYC climate protest • Senators back terror victims • Have a ‘Nora Ephron Autumn’

Rabbis Arrested Demanding Climate Action by Wall Street Giant’s Jewish CEO

  NYT > World > Middle East
I Was Hacked. The Spyware Used Against Me Makes Us All Vulnerable.

Turkish Opposition Begins Joining Ranks Against Erdogan

Israel Accuses 6 Palestinian Rights Groups of Terrorism

Syria Executes 24 People for Setting Wildfires, Calling It ‘Terrorism’

’90s Sitcoms Shaped Me as an Immigrant Child. What if They Hadn’t?

Shloime Zionce wasn’t built for yeshiva. Instead, he wants to show you the world

Who does hummus belong to — and could it have the power to bring peace to the Middle East?

Conservative movement publicly lists the rabbis it has expelled and suspended

In the face of the Houston Astros’ miraculous victory, Alex Bregman has become our most eloquent Jewish existential philosopher

How Paul Auster writes doorstopper novels without touching a computer

  Aish.com: Current Issues
Adele’s New Song Gives Us Access to Her Heart

To All Those Who Doubt You, Including Yourself

Four Mood-Elevating Acts of Kindness My Friend Taught Me

Military Vets Find Solace and Faith in Israel

James Bond: 5 Jewish Facts

  Jew or Not Jew
Chloe Fineman

Joshua Angrist

Gerard Blitz

Ludwig Guttmann

Alexander Krasnoshchyokov

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, is convicted on six counts related to campaign finance violations

Biden names Atlanta Jewish leader as envoy to UN Human Rights Council

In a shift, Conservative movement publicly lists the rabbis it has expelled and suspended

Katie Couric reveals that her mother was Jewish in new autobiography

The Jewish Sport Report: This month will now be known as Joctober

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
Govt. Announces Marketing of 1,300 Housing Units in Judea and Samaria, Coalition Upset

Monitoring at Iran’s Karaj Nuclear Site No Longer ‘Intact,’ says IAEA Chief

2021 Shabbat Project Roared Back with Record Participation Despite Pandemic

Report: Yamina’s Knesset Coalition Chairwoman Seeking Future with Yesh Atid

Report: Global Climate Tech Funds Ignore Surging Israeli Startups

  Washington Jewish Week
National Sunrise movement says it did not have advance notice of DC affiliate’s broadside against Jewish groups

Glenn Youngkin, GOP nominee for Va. governor, accuses George Soros of school plot

Adventures with the general of the Sons of Light

A life-changing kitchen do-ahead hack

Environmental group quits democracy rally because ‘Zionist’ groups are present

  My Jewish Learning
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