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Kutsher's documentary captures the eclectic legacy of a Borscht Belt relic

Music of Courage to remember 'Never Again'

On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Holocaust Center presented their annual Kristallnacht commemoration, this year titled Music of Courage. Nearly 150 people attended and were enchanted by two illustrious...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

ISIS beheads American aid worker, an Iraq war veteran (JTA)—The Islamic State jihadist group beheaded an American hostage. In a video posted online Sunday morning on jihadist and social networking sites, the group also known as ISIS and ISIL said...

Sol Schick receives George Wolly Leadership award

Back in 1967, when Sol Schick was a mere 27 years old and just starting his insurance business, he met Hy Lake who challenged him to start giving back to the community. "The more you give, the more...

Jewish Academy of Orlando Book Fair

The Jewish Academy of Orlando's annual Book Fair took place the week of Nov. 10. This annual event is sponsored by HUM (Horim U'Morim, the Jewish Academy's Parent/Teacher organization). The Jewish...

A time to honor Jewish Pavilion volunteers

Eat, drink and be merry... Members of the Jewish Pavilion are invited to attend "JP Connections," a luncheon slated for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Hilton, Altamonte Springs. At the luncheon...

Can the political left tackle anti-Semitism?

While I’ve never been a big fan of celebrity interventions in politics, I will concede that, on occasion, a big-screen actor or a rock star will achieve the kind of impact that mere mortals can only dream about. Case in point: Maureen Lipman, a...

We are in the headlines again

Every day there are violent demonstrations on the borders of several Arab neighborhoods. “Violence” means stones, fireworks, and firebombs thrown at the ranks of Border Police, who respond with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and real...

P.A. cartoon echoes Nazi newspaper's themes

A leering, hook-nosed Jew, beginning to disrobe, prepares to pounce upon a helpless non-Jewish woman who cowers in fear on the ground before him. This disturbing image, so common in anti-Semitic propaganda in past centuries, this week made an...

Speaking out against the brutal terrorist attacks in Israel

B’nai B’rith International and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are outraged by the continued terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers, and condemn the deafening silence from the international...

Voyeurism is a form of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (JTA)—With all the conversations surrounding the allegations against my congregation’s former rabbi, Barry Freundel, no one is saying what desperately needs to be said—that voyeurism is sexual assault and that eliminating sexual...

Turning the page on the special U.S.-Israel relationship

The Nov. 4 midterm election results have obvious implications for American domestic policy. For us in Israel, however, the new Congress and the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administration present a unique opportunity. Now is the...

JetBlue Airways and EL AL Israel Airlines sign codeshare agreement

EL AL Israel Airlines and JetBlue Airways signed a codeshare agreement, providing travelers to Israel with expanded options and easier connections. Travelers living in 38 cities in the U.S. can now...

Scene Around

If I told you once... I told you a million times... I write this column well in advance of the publication date, so although Veterans Day is past when you read this, it has not yet occurred when I...

Kutsher's documentary captures the eclectic legacy of a Borscht Belt relic

When young independent music enthusiasts descended on the antiquated Jewish resort of Kutsher's for an international indie rock concert series in 2008, it was "kind of like 'Cocoon' meets 'The...

G.A. from a local perspective

There is nothing like a General Assembly of the Jewish Federations for running into long-time friends and colleagues, for unexpected and exciting encounters, and for making new and promising connections. For Rhonda Forest, Loren London, Rabbi...

At inaugural conference of Israeli-American group, a sense of tentativeness

WASHINGTON (JTA)-There were bagel breakfasts, a Friday night kiddush in English and Hebrew, and plenty of talk about how to keep the grandkids Jewish. In some ways, the inaugural conference last...

At G.A., Jewish federations see future in more collaboration

OXON HILL, Md. (JTA)-There was the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish...

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed celebrates 45 years

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., the largest law firm in Central Florida according to the Orlando Business Journal, is pleased to announce that it is celebrating 45 years in...

Local women immerse themselves in mikveh education through Chabad

Chanshy Majesky was overcome with great sadness following the Hebrew month of Adar (March) that even the joyous effects of Purim could not lift. Two of her colleagues from the Chabad community, Rashi ...

One last hurrah-with pizzaz

Laurence Morrell wasn't looking for fame or shiny trophies. He signed up for the Golden Age Games in Sanford for "one last hurrah," as he put it, after a 12-year hiatus, and he got more than he...

New exhibit brings to life 350 years of American Jews in the military

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Mementos of Jacob Goldstein slide across the 3-foot-by-4-foot horizontal screen like cards being dealt at a casino: his photograph, his name, an Operation Urgent Fury headline...

Engagement Announcement - Stephenie Layne Pollock and Daniel Charles Poris

Dr. Ray Pollock of Melbourne, Fla., and Valerie Pollock of Orlando, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Stephenie Layne Pollock to Daniel Charles Poris, son of John...

 
 
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