JValley Blog

Jewish community responds to Chapel Hill tragedy

It is impossible to fully imagine the heartbreak of the families suffering from the brutal murder of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill. 

Along with the thousands that attended their funeral, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, representing Jews…

Earth Wind & Fire: Shir Hadash Hosts Community-wide Tu BiSh'vat Seder

By Heidi Eisips, Religious School Teacher at Shir Hadash, Member of Federation Marketing Committee​

Sunday, February 8th

…for all ages, from 9 months to 90 years, and beyond!

Although we usually think of this time of year as the most wintry time we'll see in Californi…

Israel's Upcoming Election: A Fast-moving Chess Game

By Diane Fisher

Bring your questions to Janine Zacharia's lecture:  "Israel's Election and its Future:  A Reporter's Notebook"

Sixty to eighty percent of Israelis typically vote in elections, impressive by American standards.

But there are many other ways that the Israeli election…

Never again

By Amanda Glincher

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 70 years have passed since our family and friends were released from their death sentences. For 70 years we have repeated the mantra “never again.” As children we watched the videos, heard the stories and…

Too close to home

By Amanda Glincher

On Thursday I returned home after an especially wonderful trip to Israel, which ended in the city of Tel Aviv. While there, I had the opportunity to meet talented artists, speak with brilliant entrepreneurs and even see some of the magnificent street art that brings to …