Daily Archives: February 3, 2021


Portlander Hayle Meyerhoff is Doing Social Justice Work in New Orleans

  Photo: Hayle Meyerhoff. Courtesy Emily Williams Avodah is a national network of Jewish leaders working to fight domestic poverty and promote social justice. In addition to service at leading nonprofits, participants in their Jewish Service Corps live together as a community and engage in weekly educational programs to deepen their understanding of domestic poverty,…


Breakthrough Technology Leads to More Accurate and Less Expensive Mass COVID Testing

  Photo: (Left) Prof. Angel Porgador and BGU’s Prof. Tomer Hertz have developed a new Covid pooling diagnostic test. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers are collaborating with Soroka University Medical Center and Clalit Health Services in Israel on the first use of a combinatorial pooling method for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing. This new single-stage…


170 celebs, execs to launch new ‘Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance’

  More than 170 entertainment industry leaders released a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA), a joint initiative by black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals devoted to countering racism and anti-Semitism.  In the face of institutional racism and rising anti-Semitism the members of the Alliance feel it is critical…