Colors: Blue Color

At Emet Outreach, education is central to engaging unaffiliated Jewish students with the beauty of Torah and mitzvos. Emet’s inspiring programming begins on local college campuses with its flagship “Leaders Fellowship.” The fall Fellowships are currently underway at St. John’s University, Stony Brook University, Baruch College, and in Forest Hills for students from multiple campuses. This co-ed introductory learning program is the first step to gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for Judaism. Over the course of ten weeks, students participate in meaningful learning sessions that begin with dinner and a group lesson. Students then break into smaller groups for learning, facilitated by Emet educators.

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) called last week for the termination of parole for Jonathan Pollard on humanitarian grounds, and his release from all associated restrictions. The CJV noted that Mrs. Esther Pollard is currently undergoing treatment for cancer at advanced stages, and release would enable Mr. Pollard to adequately care for his ailing wife.

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1,000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, hailed the announcement of a new proposed rule from the US Department of Health and Human Services, ensuring the ability of faith-based foster care and adoption providers to continue to serve children in need of these services. The new rule does away with provisions added in the waning days of the previous administration, which forced organizations to violate their religious beliefs if they wished to continue providing foster care services. The CJV had previously pointed out that those provisions “not only violate religious freedom, but they also grievously harm children in need of loving homes.”

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