Actress Fran Drescher hosts Hanukkah celebration
BOSTON (AP) — Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston.
"The Nanny" star will host a celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights on Saturday at the Union for Reform Judaism's convention at the Hynes Convention Center.
The organization says it's the largest Jewish religious gathering in North America, with some 5,500 Jewish leaders from 57 states and provinces in attendance.
Sen. Warren critical of Trump decision on Jerusalem
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she worries that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital will make it harder to achieve peace in the Middle East.
The Massachusetts Democrat spoke to several thousand attendees Friday at The Union For Reform Judaism convention in Boston.
Reform Judaism group says Trump embassy decision ill-timed
BOSTON (AP) — The Union for Reform Judaism in the U.S. is calling President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "ill-timed."
Organization President Rabbi Rick Jacobs said in a statement Wednesday that while the reform movement believes "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people" and the U.S. Embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, now is not the time.
Largest branch of American Judaism opposes Trump envoy pick
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the largest branch of American Judaism declared their opposition Friday to the combative attorney President Donald Trump selected to be his envoy to Israel, citing his "extreme views" and dearth of professional foreign policy experience.
Hate graffiti, knife found at Israeli Reform synagogue
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday found hate graffiti against liberal streams of Judaism scrawled on the walls of a synagogue affiliated with the Reform movement, as well as death threats addressed to some of the movement's leaders and a knife.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The president of America's Union for Reform Judaism blasted the Israeli government Monday for delaying a plan to give liberal Jews a special space to pray at a Jerusalem holy site, and vowed to escalate his movement's struggle with public demonstrations and legal action.
"For this government agreement to collapse would be the signal of a real rupture of the North American-Israel relationship," said Rabbi Rick Jacobs.