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UJA Federation of NY & Catholic Charities Launch 2nd ‘Joint Feeding Our Neighbors’

Jewish and Catholic communities launched initiative with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah food packaging project, an interfaith response initiative to feed NY's hungry.Jewish and Catholic communities launched initiative with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah food packaging project, an interfaith response initiative to feed NY's hungry.

UJA-Federation of New York and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York launched the second joint Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response initiative, collaborating once again in a unified effort to tackle hunger by collecting and distributing food to hungry New Yorkers. Kicking off the initiative at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood, UJA-Federation, Catholic Charities, and 50 UJA-Federation volunteers assembled 750 Thanksgiving and Hanukkah–themed kosher food packages to be distributed to low-income, homebound residents of Washington Heights, through UJA-Federation beneficiary agencies and a Catholic Charities food pantry. This was the first in a series of efforts to strengthen the resources for food pantries to collect and distribute one million meals to help people in need throughout New York during winter's cruelest months.

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Rabbi Hier to Pope Francis: “Peace is One of Judaism's Greatest Virtues”

Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Jewish Human Rights NGO, addresses Pope Francis and a private audience at the Vatican.Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Jewish Human Rights NGO, addresses Pope Francis and a private audience at the Vatican.

Vatican City – A sixty-member Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation that included Holocaust survivors, Christians and a prominent Muslim met today with Pope Francis at a private audience in the Vatican. In his speech, Rabbi Marvin Hier Dean and Founder of the Jewish Human Rights NGO, raised the continuing threats from terrorists and rogue nations, like Iran.

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Pope Francis Wishes World Jewry a
‘Sweet’ New Year

Pope Francis. Photo: L’Observatore RomanoPope Francis. Photo: L’Observatore Romano

Pope Francis pledged to oppose restrictions on religious freedoms and wished world Jewry a ‘sweet’ New Year at meeting with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder. The Pope wished Jews around the world a sweet and peaceful year 5774, and also called for increased dialogue among the world’s religious communities. He opposed fundamentalism in any faith.

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Prayer for Nelson Mandela

We, the people of South Africa, and indeed so many around the world, come before You in heartfelt prayer to beseech You to bless our former President, our beloved Madiba, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, at this time when he is so gravely ill and fighting for his life. We ask You, O King, to protect Madiba from any pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, and to give him the strength, comfort and well-being he so desperately needs at this time.

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The Rav: Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

On Sunday, April 14, 2013, corresponding to 4 Iyar, 5773, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary an affiliate institution of Yeshiva University and its Center for the Jewish Future held a symposium at the University's Wilf Campus in Washington Heights to commemorate the 20th yahrtzeit, the annual remembrance, of Rabbi Joseph Ber (Yosef Dov, Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik (1903 - 1993), zt"l, which was funded by a generous grant from Rabbi Max N. Schreier and his family


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Turkish and Jewish Teens Twinning at the Masbia Soup Kithchen

Muslim and Jewish teens from The Young Peace prepare food at the Masbia Food Pantry in Flatbush, Brooklyn, part of an interracial program, Weekend of Twinning, helping the people in need.

Brooklyn teens from the Turkish and Jewish American community gathered for a twinning event at the Masbia Soup Kitchen. Though this is not the first time that these teens are getting together in a project; they formed an initiative called "Young Peace Builders", which aims to foster better understanding between the two communities. They believe that working together in projects like this will benefit the New Yorkers now and in the future. In fact, this is a model that can be copied by various communities in order to promote peace and harmony in the society.


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