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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
Volcano erupts on Spain’s Canary Islands, forcing evacuation of thousands

COVID has sent Orthodox Jewish New Yorkers to the promised land: Florida

Education Ministry: Half of teachers haven’t received COVID booster shots

Iran’s supreme leader appoints new chief for country’s air force

Repeating debunked claim, Netanyahu mocks Biden for sleeping during Bennett meet

Food Network Star Molly Yeh Announces 2nd Pregnancy in a Very Jewish Way

Colorado Governor Jared Polis’s Very Jewish Wedding Will Bring You Joy

Mayim Bialik Is Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ for 7 Weeks!

7 Facts About Sukkot That Are Cause for Celebration

Fran Drescher Has a New Pandemic Hobby: Mah Jongg

  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
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

Crisis in Haiti: The U.S. and the International Community Must Center Haitian Solutions for Haiti

Hundreds of American Jews call on the Biden Administration to stand on the right side of history for Haiti

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
COVID Has Turned South Florida into a Promised Land for Orthodox New Yorkers

NY Orthodox lead Florida land rush • When ‘Omar’ inspired Jewish students at NYU • Yom Kippur in Central Park

The Omar I Knew: What ‘The Wire’ Actor Michael K. Williams Taught My Jewish Students at NYU

For Jews with Eating Disorders, New Traditions Aim to Make Yom Kippur a Safer Experience

How to practice self care on Yom Kippur • Upstate fertility doc accused of fraud • Guides to virtual synagogue services

  NYT > World > Middle East
Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

Iran-Backed Militias Battle Activists in a Holy Iraqi City

U.S. Calls Drone Strike a 'Tragic Mistake'

دانشمند وربات قاتل مجهز به هوش مصنوعی و کنترل از راه دور

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine

Did hate or derangement drive a onetime knife salesman to stab a rabbi?

Feta-stuffed sweet peppers for Sukkot

COVID has turned South Florida into a promised land for Orthodox New Yorkers

On an artist’s journey of discovery, embracing mythology while rejecting the bible

Close to crumbling, the tomb of an ancient prophet is saved in Kurdish Iraq

  Aish.com: Current Issues
Why Were the Graves of So Many Jewish GIs Marked by a Cross?

Heroism and the Ghost Army of WWII

12 Business Lessons from the Book of Genesis

Karen, White Female Privilege, and Its Hebrew Counterpart

Abortion in Jewish Law

  Jew or Not Jew
Diego de Ordaz

Richard Kind

Wayne Millner

Edward Levy

Jurnee Smollett

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
All six Palestinian prison escapees are recaptured

Lee Zeldin announces that he in remission from cancer, says it will not affect NY governor run

A rally in DC with echoes of Jan. 6 has Jewish officials on high alert

In a Yom Kippur speech, Jon Ossoff condemned antisemitism at Georgia high schools

Benny Gantz: Israel is OK with Biden efforts to reenter Iran deal, but wants to see a ‘Plan B’

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
Shomron Leader Calls to Stop Arab ‘Occupation’ of Area C After Germany Pledges €100 M. to Fund PA Projects

Benny Gantz: I Hope Ultra-Orthodox Parties Will Join Coalition Government

Knesset Committee Debates Increases in Supplementary Income Allowances for Senior Citizens

Chabad Chassid Attacked in Crown Heights, Threatened with Death

AOC Calls for Arms Boycott of Israel

  Washington Jewish Week
Rabbi Lustig on medical leave from Washington Hebrew Congregation

Phyllis Golomb Baylin

Edward Paul Chait

Pasha Slavin Flax

Donald J. Herman

  My Jewish Learning
This Tunisian Stew Is the Perfect Celebration Dish

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