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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
IDF said to resume practicing potential strike on Iranian nuclear sites

2 years after canceled public launch, revamped WeWork rises in Nasdaq debut

Settlers begin work on new neighborhood in Hebron

Egypt detains artist robot over spy fears ahead of pyramids art show

Syria executes 24 for allegedly sparking deadly wildfires

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

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The Jew-ish Dad Behind Halloween’s Most Viral Hit Song

6 Ways to Support Jewish Mourners (Other Than Bringing Food)

  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
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

Education Directory

  NYT > World > Middle East
’90s Sitcoms Shaped Me as an Immigrant Child. What if They Hadn’t?

‘No Girls’: Women in Egypt Fight to Get Judgeships

Iran Plans to Abandon One of Its Homegrown Covid Shots

Turkey Sours on Syrians, but Not in This Sleepy Town, Jolted Awake

Bombing of Military Bus in Syrian Capital Kills 14

This camp is what Judaism really looks like

Sunrise Movement distances itself from boycott of Zionist groups

Jewish actor declines Off-Broadway role as Syrian immigrant amid conversation about representation

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Park East Synagogue pushes out assistant rabbi, sparking protest

  Aish.com: Current Issues
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

The Secret Chord: The Complex, Heroic Act of Forgiveness

  Jew or Not Jew
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The NHL has a historically good set of Jewish hockey players right now

Israel set to permit vaccinated tourists starting Nov. 1, but questions remain around children and boosters

Florida Jewish community sends food to police precinct after officer was shot nearby

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

Park East Synagogue pushes out assistant rabbi, sparking protest

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
FDA: Okay to Mix and Match COVID-19 Booster Shots

Facebook Nixes Chabad Ads on Global Antisemitism Class

Mossad Amazons Comprise 40% of Israel’s International Spy Agency

Meretz, Arab Joint List MKs Ask European MEPs to Attack Israel

Knesset Approves Pharma Reform, Aimed at Dropping Prices

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

Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia to host series of vaccine clinics

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  My Jewish Learning
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