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New York State

  • NY state triples STEM funding in private schools following push by Jewish lobbyists

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    (JTA) –The newly passed New York state budget includes $15 million for STEM instruction in nonpublic schools, which supporters of Jewish day schools had lobbied for intensely. The increase appears in the $168 billion budget 2018-19 budget for the fiscal year 2019, which was passed Saturday and took effect on Sunday. It represents a 200 percent increase over the $5 […]
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  • Aide to Brooklyn lawmaker compares Parkland student protesting gun violence to Hitler

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–An aide to a longtime Brooklyn state senator compared a Parkland, Fla., high school student protesting against gun violence to Adolf Hitler. Anthony Testaverde, an aide to Marty Golden, posted to Facebook photos of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activist David Hogg and juxtaposed them with photos of Hitler. One set of photos shows Hogg raising […]
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  • Is Cynthia Nixon an honorary member of the tribe? In Shabbat sermon of 2011 she praised Andrew Cuomo

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” star who recently announced her campaign to be New York’s next governor, is hoping to win the votes of the state’s 20 million citizens. But the actor and political activist has already won the hearts of some progressive Jewish leaders. Nixon isn’t Jewish herself, but she’s almost […]
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  • State of New York sues Harvey Weinstein

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their production company for violating laws against sexual harassment and sexual abuse. The lawsuit could harm a deal to sell the Weinstein Company, and push the company toward bankruptcy, The New York Times reported. The lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court […]
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  • Cold cuts ignored: Burglars steal $5,000 from kosher deli in Brooklyn

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The burglars who robbed a kosher deli in Brooklyn weren’t looking for brisket or roast beef. They left the food untouched but stole $5,000, after breaking in by way of the adjacent office of a Brooklyn state senator. “They certainly weren’t desperate for pastrami,” state Sen. Simcha Felder said, according to The New York Post. Police said […]
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  • A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was recently launched by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company), aims to be a resource for millennial women navigating sometimes tricky […]
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  • Capital region shows support for Israel at celebration in NYC

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to show their support for Israel. The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held Sunday afternoon, June 4, under the banner of “Celebrate Israel All Together.” The parade also recognized 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem. Among those in the parade was a contingent of 50 from […]
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  • 16 Jewish sites threatened in sixth wave of harassment

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — At least 12 Jewish community centers and institutions across North America and four Anti-Defamation League offices have received threats of lethal attack, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year. As of Tuesday afternoon, March 7, threats had been reported at Jewish institutions in Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Alabama and at least […]
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  • Cuomo promises justice in JCC bomb threats

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    Albany Times Union ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo decried the rash of bomb threats to Jewish Community centers around the state and nation, promising a strong police response and questioning why anyone would make threats at facilities that offer programs for children. “These are threats against children,” Cuomo said during a visit Wednesday to the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community […]
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