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Roth JCC relaunches Theater at the J

Boehner on Netanyahu invite: Congress 'can make this decision on its own'

(JNS.org) While an Obama administration spokesman said Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) breached "protocol" by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to...

Roth JCC relaunches Theater at the J

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando in Maitland announces the launch of a new main stage theater company called the Theater at the J. The company's premiere production will be...

Scout Shabbat to honor founder of the Scout movement

All Jewish Scouts, families and friends of Scouting in Central Florida are invited to attend a Scout Shabbat on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Roth Jewish Community Center auditorium. Central Florida...

Sharing success at genealogy meeting, Feb. 3

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando at its Feb. 3 meeting. The topic is “shared success stories.” Members will describe some of their biggest challenges in researching family history and how they overcame these obstacles....

Wix posts teasers of first Super Bowl ad

By Viva Sarah Press ISRAEL21c-It's all about pigtails and humble pie: Five NFL legends star in Israeli DIY website builder's $4.5 million commercial. Super Bowl XLIX is nearly here, and that means...

Palestinian Christians call for peaceful solution to conflict

Palestinian Christians warn that the current situation of no-war and no-peace with Israel is not sustainable in the long term, and say they want to see a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, which have been frozen for more than a year....

Tell me, where can I go?

Jews spent close to two millennia away from home. When the Romans finally expelled the Jews from their land, really upset because it took so long to beat their guerilla forces, we scattered to over 50 countries. Gone was the Second Temple, gone was...

The truth about no-go zones

Recently, a comment was posted on the Heritage’s website concerning an April 18, 2014, op-ed piece titled “Islamic enclaves in America,” by Ed Ziegler in his column “Remember, Never Again.” The comment read: “This is a complete...

Effort to damage Dershowitz beyond the pale

Dear Editor: (In responds to the Jan. 19 issue op-ed titled ‘Defending Alan Dershowitz is not a Jewish issue’ by Ronn Torossian) I don’t know where to begin. I do agree that defending Alan because he is a Jew is absurd. But the rest of this...

Interfaith dilemma

Truly, there must be peace-loving people in every religion. It is for this reason there are a number of interfaith events among Christians, Jews and Muslims. In hopes of achieving peace, many Christians and Jews assume all their Islamic...

Where's the peace process?

Waiting for someone in authority to say Kadish. It isn’t prominent in any of the major party platforms. To be sure, one must be wary of making any conclusions about what candidates say and write in the midst of a political campaign. If they are...

Outrage on the Mount of Olives

The controversy over whether to bury the French terror victims on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives is a reminder of the embarrassing failure to provide basic security at one of the Jewish people’s most sacred sites. The Israeli newspaper Israel...

Reflections on the Paris attacks

(KVELLER/JTA)-I grew up in a public school that had enough Jewish kids that I felt represented. I went to Hebrew school twice a week and had a chavurah, or fellowship, through my Reform synagogue...

Groundbreaking initiative launched to improve early childhood education

DENVER-A groundbreaking effort is underway to help synagogues and JCC early childhood education (ECE) centers increase enrollment, better engage Jewish families and build stronger connections to the...

Pomegranate juice a vehicle for Hasidic help and healing

By Uriel Heilman NEW SQUARE, N.Y. (JTA)-Get Rabbi Shulim Greenberg talking about the health benefits of pomegranate juice and he sounds like a homeopathic nutritionist-with a Yiddish accent. Every...

Scene Around

I've never been to Cuba... Let's see... in South America I've been to Puerto Rico, Mexico, The Bahamas, Brazil (a few times as I record and perform there and my agent is Brazilian), and other Latino...

A child survivor recalls the liberation of Auschwitz

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of Auschwitz, an event that freed over 7,000 remaining prisoners. Among them was Roman Ferber, who, at 12 years old, was one of the youngest Jews on Schindler’s list, and a...

Meet Stefan Zweig, the Jewish novelist who inspired 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

(JTA)-Wes Anderson's whimsical film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was nominated for nine Academy Awards last week, just days after winning the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical. Named one of the...

Travels to Cuba in 2006-Part II

In January 2006, Pearl Lefkowitz organized a "mission" trip to Cuba. The following is her husband, Howard's, journal of this trip. He sent Heritage these impressions in light of the recent renewal...

Let's go fly a kite!

Earlier this month, Shalom Families met to fly kites in Winter Park. After a week of rain and storm clouds, the weather brightened up for a beautiful day of sunshine and would you believe it? Wind!...

Bread machine challah

(THE NOSHER/JTA)-When my husband and I first married and started to host Shabbat dinners, making my own challah felt like a rite of passage. But I have a little trick that keeps it from being quite...

The Nachum Segal Network to host Kosher Halftime Show

The Nachum Segal Network has announced the 2015 Kosher Halftime Show. Hosted by Jewish radio icon, Nachum Segal, the Kosher Halftime Show is the family oriented alternative to the pop culture musical and dance performance on broadcast television....

Bar Mitzvah - Michael Joseph Finkelstein

Michael Joseph Finkelstein, the son of Drs. Kim and Howard Finkelstein of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Feb. 7, 2015, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Michael is in...

Bat Mitzvah - Sivan Tayer

Sivan Tayer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Etan Tayer was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Jan. 24, 2015 at Congregation Sinai in Minneola, Fla. Sivan is in the sixth grade at East Ridge Middle...

Bat Mitzvah - Sydney Ackerbaum Cox

Sydney Ackerbaum Cox, daughter of Joyce Ackerbaum and Matthew Cox of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland....

 
 
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