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For Jewish groups, Syrian refugees are a reminder — not a threat

WASHINGTON (JTA) – American Jewish organizations don’t see the Syrian refugees as a threat; they see them as a reminder.

With rare unanimity on an issue that has stirred partisan passion, a cross-section of the community has defended the Obama administration’s refugee policy in terms recalling the plight of Jews fleeing Nazi Europe who were refused entry into the United States. 842 more words

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Jewish Groups slam Trump's proposed registry for Muslims in the US

The American Jewish Committee as well as the Anti-Defamation League denounced on Friday Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest proposal to create a database for all Muslims living in the United States. 320 more words

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Jewish groups join call to accept Syrian refugees into US

WASHINGTON — Eleven Jewish groups are among 81 that sent a letter to Congress members urging them not to roll back plans to accept Syrian refugees into the United States. 324 more words

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Jewish groups call for protection of Jewish students at U. of Missouri

(JTA) — Thirty-six organizations wrote a letter to University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin calling for protection of the campus Jewish community days before he announced his resignation over questions about his leadership in the wake of racial tensions on campus. 290 more words

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Tribute to the Fallen Run ends at Fort Gordon

FORT GORDON, Ga. – The ten-day Tribute To The Fallen Run wrapped up Friday morning at Fort Gordon.

Since last week, military personnel have been running for 24 hours a day. 114 more words


Now part of the 2016 elections platform, Jewish groups drive ‘Lead on Leave’ push

NEW YORK (JTA) — It’s a Sunday in 2010, and in one hand I’m texting with a colleague about work. In the other I hold a pee stick, waiting for the results of my home pregnancy test to appear. 1,515 more words

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Fort Gordon Connection: Marine Tribute Run to honor our fallen heroes

This week, Marines, Navy and other military personnel will run for the fallen.

Opening ceremonies for the 11th annual “Tribute to the Fallen” will be held Wednesday at 9am on Barton Field. 61 more words