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Boston Women Leadership and Solidarity Mission at Site of Nova Music Festival

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center’s Boston Women Leadership & Solidarity Mission Brings Gender Lens to October 7 Atrocities & Efforts to Build a Shared Society

Press Release | Jan. 10, 2024

The Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center (FJC), with the support of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, is currently running the second in a series of four specialized solidarity missions. This three-day Boston Jewish women’s leadership and solidarity mission began two days ago with the arrival of the group composed solely of Boston-area women who are leaders at the forefront of US Jewish and feminist organizations. 

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center Israel Solidarity Mission Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2023

Israel Struggling To Identify Many Of The 1,400 Hamas Victims

Religion Unplugged | Nov. 2, 2023

RAMLA, Israel — Since Hamas’ savage Oct. 7 cross-border assault on multiple army bases, kibbutzim, cities and a music festival near the Gaza Strip, staff at the Israel Defense Forces’ Shura Army Base have been working around the clock to identify the bodies of the 1,100 civilians and 315 soldiers, reservists and police officers massacred by jihadi terrorists.

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‘We were broken to see what we saw’: US rabbis visit Israel during wartime

Jewish Telegraphic Agency | Nov. 1, 2023

JERUSALEM — Wearing army-green helmets and bulletproof vests, the group of American rabbis and community leaders stood next to the ruins of a building at Kibbutz Be’eri as Cantor Luis Cattan chanted El Maleh Rachamim, the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead, for “all those who were murdered in Israel and beyond.”

Boston Women Leadership and Solidarity Mission at Site of Nova Music Festival

At this unique yearlong Torah study program in Jerusalem, students are encouraged to ask ‘Why?’

Jewish Telegraphic Agency | Apr. 20, 2023

JERUSALEM – Walk the streets of Jerusalem on any given weekday morning, and you will discover there’s no shortage of intensive Torah study in this city that symbolizes the beating heart of the Jewish people.

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center Israel Solidarity Mission Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2023

Podcast: How does it feel? Bob Dylan thinker explores the singer’s spiritual wisdom

The Times of Israel | Apr. 29, 2022

This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks with Dr. Stephen Daniel Arnoff, newly minted author of “About Man and God and Law: The Spiritual Wisdom of Bob Dylan” (Morgan James). Arnoff is a passionate music lover and musician, a side gig to his professional role as CEO of the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center.

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center Israel Solidarity Mission Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2023

The Sting That Cuts Through Numbness: Horseradish On Pandemic Passover Tables

National Public Radio | Mar. 27, 2021

Grating horseradish is serious business. The volatile oil that’s released can cut right through you. Leah Koenig, who has written six Jewish cookbooks, knows that firsthand. “It kind of goes into your nose, and up into nasal cavities, and you kind of feel like you’re getting a cleanse going on,” Koenig laughs, “but not a pleasant one.”

Boston Women Leadership and Solidarity Mission at Site of Nova Music Festival

For these Talmud students, COVID-19 offers bliss of extra time to learn

The Times of Israel | Aug. 11, 2020

In the annals of online learning and Zoom fatigue during the coronavirus pandemic, frustrated users abound, including many students, parents and teachers. But for a select group of Talmud scholars, COVID-19 presented an unusual opportunity to learn together in a small, tight-knit group, despite distance and time differences.

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center Israel Solidarity Mission Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2023

Kenya Jewish leader with valid visa denied entry to Israel, deported

The Times of Israel | Dec. 19, 2017

A Kenyan Jewish leader who arrived in Israel on Monday night was denied entry into the country by the Interior Ministry and deported to Ethiopia. The rejection by Israeli authorities of Yehudah Kimani — who had come to the Jewish state for a three-week study program — was seen by activists as part of the ongoing discrimination by Israel against Jews from emerging communities around the world.

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center Israel Solidarity Mission Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2023

Egalitarian worshipers told Knesset synagogue off-limits

The Times of Israel | Nov. 27, 2014

American rabbinical students from the Conservative movement studying in Israel were prevented from holding afternoon prayers in the Knesset synagogue. The students, who on Tuesday wished to hold an egalitarian service in the Knesset synagogue, were told that the synagogue is to be used exclusively for Orthodox prayer services, the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel said in a Facebook post.