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The Women’s Philanthropy, part of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, have had a busy November. They planned and spearheaded not one, but two mitzvot (good deeds), or in this case, socially minded philanthropic events – the Thanksgiving Mitzvah and the MakeAHome Mitzvah – just days apart. 

The Men’s Club of Northern Hills Synagogue will continue its own many-year tradition and a tradition of American Jewish life by preparing a kosher Chinese dinner for the congregation and the community on Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Before a crowd of nearly 200, Mark Oppenheimer co-host of Unorthodox “The World’s Leading Jewish Podcast” claimed The American Israelite as the Best Jewish Newspaper. The podcast was taped on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center. It was a lively way to begin the Cincinnat…

Isaac M. Wise Temple has a busy season planned for the Festival of Lights this year. From the youngest child to all children at heart, there’s a Chanukah event that will provide the opportunity to celebrate the holidays among friends and family.

Today, teens and young people are struggling. More than 3 million adolescents, representing over 13% of the population, have experienced a major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The numbers are equally high for adolescents experiencing eating disorder…

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Jerry Springer returned to Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, to moderate a discussion among members of St James of the Valley Catholic Church, Wyoming Baptist Church, Ascension and Holy Trinity Church of Wyoming, The Islamic Center of Cincinnati, and The Valley Temple.

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Brooklyn-born Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi wants to create a model for a new conversation between Israelis and Palestinians so they can better understand each other’s historical narrative. He has begun this process with his book “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.” Halevi spoke about h…

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Tulane Chartock is feisty and energetic, despite the walking boot on her right leg. She arrives for the interview on a blue scooter, wearing black slacks and a shimmering silver blouse. To say she was excited to share her ideas of what it means to be Jewish would be an understatement. At the…

An unprecedented survey of American Jews conducted by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Jewish advocacy organization, reveals deep concern about anti-Semitism in the United States and widespread fear that it is increasing.

From the rise of Nazism through the end of World War II and beyond, Jewish musicians composed pieces to respond to their plight. Creating music was a powerful form of spiritual resistance that helped composers and performers retain their humanity under the direst of circumstances. 

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Recognizing that society is at a critical point in the relationship with Israel, a relationship strained by increasingly divergent political views and priorities, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has been holding a series of community conversations through its initiative We Need to Talk. …

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An exhibition featuring nine of the most important Israeli artists of the 20th century continues at the Skirball Museum at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion through Jan. 5, 2020.