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                  FJC President Lev Leviev and Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar Visit Baku
                  FJC President Lev Leviev and Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar Visit Baku
                  30.10.2017, Community Life

                  The Jewish community of Baku, Azerbaijan enjoyed a visit from special guests at the end of last week: chief rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar and FJC president Lev Leviev spent the shabbat with the community, prior to that visiting the city’s Or Avner Jewish school and kindergarten.

                  Edelstein concerned about Polish bill denying restitution th Holocaust survivors
                  Edelstein concerned about Polish bill denying restitution th Holocaust survivors
                  30.10.2017, Holocaust

                  The bill in question requires anyone seeking restitution for nationalized property to be Polish citizens and residents, spouses, children or grandchildren of the original owners.

                  Local Initiative in Jewish Education from Siberia
                  Local Initiative in Jewish Education from Siberia
                  30.10.2017, Israel and the World

                  FJC’s ‘Or Avner’ Jewish school in Omsk, in the Russian North, is always looking for fun and interactive ways to engage students in Jewish heritage subjects, such as the weekly Torah portion.

                  British Labour leader shuns invitation to dinner event for Balfour Declaration centennial
                  British Labour leader shuns invitation to dinner event for Balfour Declaration centennial
                  23.10.2017, Israel and the World

                  British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn turned down an invitation to attend a dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, The Jewish Chronicle reported.

                  Netanyahu will not attend the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America
                  Netanyahu will not attend the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America
                  23.10.2017, Israel and the World

                  Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will not attend the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly in Los Angeles next month, Federation officials confirmed Monday.

                  Poland's proposed restitution law excludes vast majority of Holocaust survivors
                  Poland's proposed restitution law excludes vast majority of Holocaust survivors
                  23.10.2017, Jews and Society

                  “We are profoundly disappointed that the Polish government’s proposal on restitution of confiscated property excludes the vast majority of Polish Holocaust survivors and their families,” World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said in a statement.

                  Israel to purchase 3 additional German ‘Dolphin’ submarines
                  Israel to purchase 3 additional German ‘Dolphin’ submarines
                  23.10.2017, Israel and the World

                  The German government will approve Israel’s purchase of three additional submarines, Israel’s Broadcasting Corporation (Kan) reported Monday.

                  Odessa celebrates Bob Dylan's Jewish roots this weekend
                  Odessa celebrates Bob Dylan's Jewish roots this weekend
                  20.10.2017, Community Life

                  Some 950 people are expected to gather over this weekend for Limmud FSU Ukraine, the biggest event geared towards the Jewish community in the country

                  Israel strikes Syrian position after shells fall in Golan Heights
                  Israel strikes Syrian position after shells fall in Golan Heights
                  20.10.2017, Israel and the World

                  The Israeli army struck a Syrian army position Thursday afternoon after a stray rocket fell on the Golan Heights. Missile alert sirens sounded as spillover fire from Syria’s civil war landed in an uninhabited area of the Northern Golan Heights.

                  All EU member states should adopt the working definition of anti-Semitism
                  All EU member states should adopt the working definition of anti-Semitism
                  20.10.2017, Jews and Society

                  Bulgaria announced this week that it will join Britain, Germany, Austria and Romania in adopting the working definition of anti-Semitism of the International Holocaust Rembrance Alliance.

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