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BY JNS.org
April 10, 2014

China’s ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng is set to celebrate a traditional Passover Seder for what may be the first time in centuries. The Seder is being sponsored by Shavei Israel, an Israeli organization that helps “Lost Tribes” and other forgotten Jewish communities return to their roots. The Seder will be conducted by Tzuri Shi, CONTINUE »

Local reactions range from helpful to hopeful for Israeli-Arab peace negotiations
BY Melissa Gerr
April 10, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has made 11 trips to the Middle East since July to facilitate Israeli-Arab peace talks. Last week, it looked as though his efforts were thwarted, when President Mahmoud Abbas applied for membership in international bodies — a move considered off limits by the American-brokered negotiation terms. In response, Israel canceled CONTINUE »

April 10, 2014

The International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ) has announced that Noach Dzmura is its new campus outreach coordinator/rabbinic student recruiter. Dzmura has 20 years’ experience as an instructional designer for the software industry and for higher education. Since obtaining an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies of CONTINUE »

April 10, 2014

Credit Union Miracle Day, the title sponsor group of a family of races, presented a $487,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) nationwide representing two popular races on the East and West coasts. Of that amount, $111,781 has been raised online by 282 credit union members, runners and their families and friends. “We are CONTINUE »

BY Jason Alderman
April 10, 2014

I have yet to meet anyone who thinks they’re saving too much money for retirement. On the contrary, most people admit they’re probably setting aside too little. Retirement accounts must compete with daily expenses, saving up for a home, college and unexpected emergencies for every precious dollar. If taking money out of your IRA, 401(k) CONTINUE »