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California synagogue dedicates Torah to woman killed in terror attack

POWAY, California — A Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people dedicated a new Torah scroll — the holiest object in Judaism — to the slain woman on Wednesday. Read more.

A community foundation ramps up its impact investing

Impact investing may just be gaining ground elsewhere, but everything old is new again for one community foundation. The Cleveland Foundation has employed the strategy for almost 40 years. That puts the 105-year-old institution at the vanguard of what it calls “aligning social good with fi…

Police increase patrols outside Chicago Jewish institutions after attack

The FBI and local police are investigating attempted arson at Chicago-based Jewish centers. Read more.

JFNA names Eric D. Fingerhut as new president & CEO

The Jewish Federations of North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric D. Fingerhut, currently the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hillel International, as JFNA’s next president and CEO. Read full announcement.

California synagogue shooting suspect to appear in court

SAN DIEGO — The 19-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday on federal hate crime charges. Read more.