Highlights of the much anticipated survey of the Cincinnati Jewish Community in 2019 were released and discussed on Jan. 15. The heads of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati framed the conversation and introduced the researchers involved in the project. 


For the first time since 2008, the local Jewish community has an updated, benchmark study of Jewish Cincinnati. The Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, also at Brandeis, prepared this new report for the Jewish Federation of…


Having served the Jewish community as Director of Community Building for the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for 20 years, Barb Miller retired this past December. Miller’s portfolio included overseeing the Planning & Allocations (P&A) Committee, leading the Israel Center, building re…

(JNS) While there were no U.S. deaths as a result of last week’s Iranian missile attacks on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. soldiers, 11 U.S. service members have now been reported as sustaining injuries, according to the Pentagon.


Jana Riess traveled to Israel in late spring as part of a group of Christian journalists under the auspices of the American Jewish Committee. She will be sharing her impressions of the trip with the First Friday group at Northern Hills Synagogue on Friday, February 7th at 8:00 p.m. 

(JNS) Hamas is calling for mass prayer rallies on Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and other mosques in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip in protest against “Israeli Judaization schemes” at the two sites.

(JNS) The New York Department of Education (DOE) will organize field trips to New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan for eighth- and 10th-grade students from the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Borough Park in Brooklyn…

(JTA) — An Israeli man was moderately injured after he was stabbed by a Palestinian teen near the West Bank city in Hebron, hours after a Palestinian woman approached soldiers brandishing a knife in the Old City of Jerusalem.


Cedar Village provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for senior veterans. The senior living community in Mason, Ohio recently hosted Honor Flight Tri-State’s Flightless Honor Flight. This event magically recreated the Honor Flight Tri-State trip for veterans 65 and older who were unable t…


Is somebody in your life expecting a baby? If that person is a family member or a neighbor or friend, you are cordially invited to let them know about an upcoming class, “Expecting Jewish Baby,” on three successive Monday nights beginning Jan. 27 followed by Shabbat dinner on Feb. 21 at Wise…


(JTA) — Prince Harry’s sudden retirement as a senior member of Britain’s Royal Family has eclipsed another bit of news about his late mother’s niece: Lady Kitty Spencer, a 29-year-old fashion model, is engaged to a Jewish fashion tycoon more than twice her age.

(JTA) — Israel released two prisoners with ties to Syria in what officials said was a goodwill gesture in response to the release last year of the remains of an Israeli soldier who had been missing for more than 35 years.

(JNS) Israel’s Defense Ministry announced on January 8th that it is developing a laser defense system against missiles, drones and other airborne threats based on what it called a “technological breakthrough.”

Fay Boksenbom May, a 67-year member of Rockdale Temple, is the first recipient of the Women of Rockdale (WoR) Sisterhood’s Queen Esther Award, created to honor a long-term member’s service to Rockdale and to WoR. She received the award at the annual WoR Sisterhood Erev Shabbat service on Nov…

For Connie Hinitz, Bobbi Handwerger, and Sonia Milrod, visiting Morocco not only was on their bucket list, but it exceeded all expectations. As Bobbi Handwerger said, “Morocco was more fascinating than I could have imagined. The whole trip, especially the Jewish history, was so interesting.”…

(JNS) The suspect accused of the Dec. 28 machete attack at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., injuring five of the 100 or so celebrants at a Hanukkah candle-lighting party, pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal hate crimes.

(JNS) Agudath Israel of America has filed a brief in support of a case before the Supreme Court of Michigan urging the court to uphold a state program that provides for state reimbursement to nonpublic schools for services provided by the schools in compliance with state mandates.