Fri, 02/28/2014 - 4:22pm
Federations/Philanthropy:Jewish media report on a new cyber threat facing Federations and Jewish institutions; the Forward (via JTA) reports on how Federations and the community is dealing with growing disability needs; and one rabbi urges a new approach to disability issues.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Federations are highlighted in Chicago; MetroWest, NJ; and Southern Arizona.Global:• Jewish Week of NY -- Jewish Groups Face Aggressive Cyber Threat, Warns SCN (highlights Federation) • Forward (JTA) -- Disabled Needs Grow Even as Jewish Groups Focus on Issue (highlights Federations) • JTA -- Op-Ed: A Jewish approach to the ‘differently abled’ Local: • Chicago JUF News -- JUF Launches ‘jBaby Chicago’ • Newark Star-Ledger -- Westfield resident applauds Jewish Federation's Fight Hunger Campaign • Arizona Jewish Post -- JCRC speaks out against SB1062
Israel Advocacy:Tablet recounts the fascinating story of screenwriter Ben Hecht, and how he met the challenge of an anti-Israel boycott.• Tablet -- BDS and the Oscars: How Screenwriter Ben Hecht Defied an Anti-Israel Boycott For more Israel advocacy news, see the Israel Action Network website.
Global Jewish News:
A Reform congregation in Ukraine is hit with anti-Semitic graffiti; and the IFCJ sends $1M to Ukrainian Jews.• Times of Israel -- Ukraine Reform shut defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti• Ynet News -- IFCJ transfers $1 million to Ukraine Jews
Israel/Mideast:The Times of Israel says it’s only a matter of time before Hezbollah hits Israel; the Jerusalem Post reports Sec. of State John Kerry defends the US policy on Iran ahead of PM Netanyahu’s meeting with President Obama; and the Forward says an Israeli business coalition is urging the PM to strike a peace deal with the Palestinians.In domestic news, liberal religious streams and JFNA speak out on ensuring full access for all Jews to the Kotel; and Jerusalem’s mayor says many religious Israelis want to serve in the IDF and work.Regional News:• Times of Israel (analysis) -- Hezbollah’s response will come, but where and when? • Jerusalem Post -- Kerry defends US Iran position in advance of Obama-Netanyahu meeting • Forward -- Business Coalition Pushes Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu To Forge Peace DealDomestic News:• JTA -- Robinson’s Arch deal riles Reform and Conservative leaders (highlights Federations) • Jerusalem Post -- Barkat: Surprising number of haredim want to join workforce, IDF For more Israel news, see the weekly JFNA Israel news page.For more security news, see JFNA’s Secure Community Network (SCN) website.