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Clockwise from top left: Sarah Nabaggala, Yonatan Loukato, Samuel Matiya Kigondere, Yoash Mayende and Shoshana Nambi. (Jill Peltzman/URJ)

Ugandan Jews work as counselors at reform summer camp

NEW YORK — Growing up in Uganda, Sarah Nabaggala would often have to walk to a well to retrieve drinking water. Shoshana Nambi, from the same village, Mbale, remembers...

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Alzheimer’s Series: Part III: Detection & Prevention

Alzheimer’s disease can lie dormant in the human brain for 20 years before it attacks. Once it reaches the end stage, the disorder has wreaked irreparable brain...

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Alzheimer’s Series: Part II: Symptoms & Testing

There are 50 forms of dementia. Many are rare. Some are reversible — but not Alzheimer’s disease. No one recovers from Alzheimer’s, which currently affects an...

Rabbis Yechiel Eckstein, left, and Moshe Sebbag at the Grand Synagogue of Paris, June 27, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

Mixed feelings on Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the...

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Alzheimer’s Series: Part I: Linda & Richard

In the waning days of July, Linda Forrest, 64, walks inside the foyer and engages everyone who crosses her path. “So nice to meet you,” she radiates, extending her...

Shaul Bassi, the Merchant in Venice Project Director and coordinator of the Venice Ghetto 500 anniversary committee.

Shylock back in Venice

VENICE — Last week, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play, “The Merchant of Venice,” in the secluded main plaza of the...

Gideon Grossman is using his drumming skills to raise money for research into a cure for Crohn's disease.

Busking across California for Crohn’s disease

LOS ANGELES — Gideon Grossman taps out rapid hip-hop beats on his compact setup of bucket drums. He beams at the camera. His drumming is so effortless, it’s hard to...

Ronald Liebowitz, new president of Brandeis

Meet Ronald Liebowitz of Brandeis

BOSTON — After 32 years at Middlebury College, the last 11 as its president, Ron Liebowitz is calling Brandeis University his new academic home. On July 1, the...

Kimberly Ferry working at the Altamont Bakery in Tulsa.

Tulsa bakes its way to a better world

TULSA  — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an...

Left: A street in the Ladadika neighborhood, which used to be the Jewish quarter in Thessaloniki. The Greek city was a haven for Jewish refugees (right) from the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions.

Putting the Jewish back in Greece’s Salonika

WASHINGTON — “I am proud to be a Vlach,” says Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. Ostensibly, we’re here at the...