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Steve Lipman

IJN Contributing Writer

    Before he was King, Charles was patron of Cracow’s JCC

    The founder of one of the first US-style Jewish community centers in the former-communist Eastern Europe, formed after the Iron Curtain fell three decades ago, says the...

    Greeting migrants

    The first sight that many of the migrants who have arrived over the last few weeks at the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan after a long ride from the southern US...

    NBA Draft — a Yeshiva player?

    The National Basketball Association will hold its annual draft of college players this week. The talk in Jewish circles this year centers around one athlete and one...

    Ukrainian Jewry: A glorious past — and the future?

    The war in Ukraine, making refugees of millions of people from a country with a rich Jewish past, raises a question about Ukrainian Jewry’s future. What sort of Jewish...

    Holocaust survivors: What do they see in Ukraine?

    Like many Holocaust survivors who have been the subject of media interviews since the war in Ukraine began, focusing on their memories and their reactions to the latest...

    Ukrainian refugee seders in Slovakia

    No one who sat at the seder tables in the capital of Slovakia on the second night of Passover last week had to ask why that night was different from all other nights. Or...

    Israeli clowns lighten the burden of the Ukrainian refugees

    Ariel Keren, a social worker and actor who lives near Jerusalem, has brought his smile-inducing skills as a trained clown to “thousands” of children and countless...

    Cross-border chesed

    How much assistance can a JCC with 750 members, in US terms, says executive director Jonathan Ornstein — offer in a huge refugee crisis?

    Refugee seders in Poland: ‘Next year in Ukraine’

    In a normal year, the conference rooms and social hall of the Jewish Community Centre of Cracow, in the city’s historic Kazimierz district that is now the center of...

    Volunteering in Moldova with Ukrainian refugees

    During the second week of Russia’s war in Ukraine, when it became clear that a major refugee crisis was in the making, Israel’s United Hatzalah organization put out...