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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Special Features

SEF held its 40th Anniversary benefit dinner at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel with cocktails last week. The dinner chairs were Vivian and Norman Belmonte, Eva and Joshua Benaim, Ide and David Dangoor and Smadar and Yosi Manor with Emmy-award winning journalist Lauren Glassberg emceeing.  The crowd was full of prominent community leaders including lawyer extraordinaire Ken Bialkin and Trump tax attorney Joel Marcus.  ISEF's founder was Edmond Safra, who joined forces with 12 of his friends 40 years ago and raised one million dollars to help indigent Israeli students.  Edmond was one of the greatest bankers of the 20th century and an extraordinary philanthropist.  Born in Beirut to a family that began in banking

Israelis celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification May 23-24. Leading up to the holy city’s semi-centennial milestone, here are 50 facts highlighting the rich tapestry of Israel’s capital:


1. Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War.

2. During the Jordanian occupation of Jerusalem, Jews were not allowed to access their holy sites, including the Western

On the eve of the 1967 Six-Day-War, Israel faced a mortal threat.

The events of June 1967 came in the aftermath of the 1956 Sinai Campaign waged by Israel along with France and Great Britain to protect international passage of the Suez Canal which was prevented by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

On December 31, 1956, when Israeli troops were forced by international pressure to withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula, following its’ victory over Egypt, then Israeli foreign minister Golda Meir

The Champions of Jewish World Values International Awards Gala was held Sunday, May 21st at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City to honor those who uphold the values of Judaism and fight against intolerance around the world. 

America’s favorite rabbi, author and television personality, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the founder of the World Values Network, explained to the crowd how we as a Jewish people and all those who believe in justice, cannot stand idly by as innocent men, women and children

 Congresswoman Lowey opened special exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s Jewish background

 Edited by JV – More than 1,000 gathered this weekend for Limmud FSU New York, the biggest event geared towards the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the Tri-State area. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., opened the exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s life and Jewish roots on Friday.

 There are currently an estimated 200,000 Russian Jews in the Tri-State area and 700,000 in the United States. Limmud FSU New York is a