JValley Blog

We need to put the Yizkor back into Memorial Day

By Jerry Silverman

In Israel, when the two-minute siren sounds at 11 a.m. on Yom Hazikaron, the Jewish state’s Memorial Day, the nation comes to a halt. As we saw just two weeks ago, cars on streets and highways pull over, and drivers and passengers get out of their vehicles to stand…

JCPA Calls for Consideration of Judge Garland's Nomination

JCPA Calls for Careful, Full, and Fair Consideration of Judge Garland's Nomination

Washington, D.C., - Today President Obama has announced that he has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat previously held by the late Antonin Scalia.  In response the Jewish Counc…

One Wall for One People

Jews Across North America Cheer Historic Decision by Israeli Government to Create Permanent Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall

We applaud Israel’s historic decision to create a permanent egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. The Cabinet’s approval Sunday of the new spac…

Jewish mom is at center of tumult over kindergartners’ canceled Santa visit

by dan pine (originally published by jWeekly.com)

What started out as a Jewish mom’s concern over a Christmas tradition at her child’s public elementary school turned into a Claus célèbre in the South Bay.For the last 10 years, Sartorette Elementary School in San Jose had sponsore…


By Mazin Darwish, member of Teen Interfaith Leadership Council

Originally published on cowbird.com

Coats... not something that you would consider valuable, right? Coats are an article of clothing that you can buy at any clothes store. You wear them when it gets cold outside; however, wha…