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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
A new, second golden dome graces Jerusalem’s skyline

French prosecutors open inquiry into violence at far-right Zemmour’s rally

South African anti-apartheid, Palestinian rights advocate Ebrahim dies at 84

Iran says France ‘destabilizing’ the region with weapon sales to Gulf states

‘Like the Wild West’: Bennett vows to crack down on crime in southern Israel

I’m Not a Mom or a Dad. I’m an Abi.

Pink and Daughter Willow Beautifully Sing the Hanukkah Blessing

Hear Doug Emhoff’s Moving Speech at the Historic White House Hanukkah Party

This Rabbi Wrote a Hanukkah Country Song and It’s Good, Y’all

Elmo Wears a Kippah to Learn About Hanukkah

  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
My Chanukah & holiday book list

How Can Food Repair the World? Watch this Video and Find Out

Fall stories of hope & resilience that light up the world

Inside AyiboPost: the necessity, and danger, of independent journalism in Haiti

Global Vaccine Equity: To Save a Life is to Save a World

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Jamaal Bowman’s pro-Israel tightrope • Airline sued over prayer shawl fracas • Central Synagogue remembers Sondheim

Eric Adams celebrates Hanukkah in Ghana • Adrian Brody’s ‘Succession’ house sells for $45M • Beloved Chabad physician dies

City mandates vaccines for yeshivas, private schools • Groups want family leave • Larry David’s Jewiest season ever

Yeshiva U’s basketball team ranked No. 1 • Menorah vandalized in Queens • Artisanal doughnuts go kosher

Finding Meaning in Dreams Is as Jewish as Joseph’s Story

  NYT > World > Middle East
On Syria’s Ruins, a Drug Empire Flourishes

Palestinian Who Stabbed Israeli in Jerusalem Is Killed by Police

How Bat Moms Give Bat Pups Their Sense of Direction

Iran Nuclear Talks Head for Collapse Unless Tehran Shifts, Europeans Say

George Kordahi Resigns Under Saudi Pressure

A Massachusetts town apologizes after using Christian menorah in holiday display

I’m alone for the holidays at 78 — and looking forward to a whole new life

Obsessed about positive coverage, Trump worked on Abraham Accords while in hospital with COVID, new book claims

From Gary Shteyngart to Emily Ratajkowski: The Jewish books you need to know this month

Israeli man stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem’s Old City, Palestinian assailant shot dead

  Aish.com: Current Issues
Marijuana and Judaism: What Does Jewish Law Say about the Subject?

The One-Woman Battle Against Pro-Nazi Bias on Wikipedia

The Angels in Hell

The Beauty Wars

Is Hanukkah Overrated?: This Video Will Make Your Holiday More Meaningful

  Jew or Not Jew
Abraham Stern

Robert Schumann

Veronika Rajek

Alex Scott

Josh Peck

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jamaal Bowman’s pro-Israel tightrope • Airline sued over prayer shawl fracas • Central Synagogue remembers Sondheim

Palestinian car ramming attack injures Israeli border guard and puts border crossings on high alert

A major Israeli city is just 9 miles from Gaza. Some Americans are choosing to move there anyway.

A Massachusetts town apologizes after using Christian menorah in holiday display

Leaders of New Hampshire legislature condemn antisemitism among state representatives

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
IDF HR Officer: More than 20 ‘Minority’ Soldiers Refused Orders or Went AWOL During Operation Guardian of the Walls

Where Am I – Candles in the Wind

Reports: Hamas Operative Killed in Tunnel Collapse

Man Draws Gun to Prevent Arab Lynching of 2 Jews in Ra’anana

Following Weekend’s 10 Traffic Fatalities Knesset Forms Road Safety Subcommittee

  Washington Jewish Week
A page a day

U-Md. Menorah lighting spreads hope

Disability advocacy group RespectAbility founder to step down

Triple-threat salad

Sisterhood discovers that if you bake it, they will come

  My Jewish Learning
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