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Roth JCC Maitland and Rosen JCC to become separate entities

The business of hiring and getting hired at Jewish non-profits

It has been six years since the economy crashed in 2008, and while finding employment has been a challenge, the tide may be taking a turn for the better-particularly in the non-profit sector. But...

Roth JCC Maitland and Rosen JCC to become separate entities

ORLANDO-The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando announces that effective June 1, 2015, the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando in Maitland (established 1973) and the Jack & Lee ...

Chabad of South Orlando at the Gaza border

A few weeks ago, Rabbi Yosef Konikov and his wife, Chani, had a conversation, as many Jewish people have over the last month, about what we can do for Israel. Chabad of South Orlando contacted some...

For Sandi Solomon, Casselberry's future is her focus

If someone needs to get something done in Casselberry, call Sandi Solomon. Running for her third term as Casselberry city commissioner seat 3, Solomon has that rare ability to see what needs to be...

Rabbi Schwartz and Cantor Kriger to lead High Holidays services at Temple L'Chayim

Temple L'Chayim, a Reform congregation in Clermont, has engaged the services of Rabbi Howard Schwartz and Cantor Isaac Kriger to lead the congregation for this year's High Holiday services. The two...

Tisha b'Av in a time of rockets, tunnels and death

Editor’s note: This article was received too late for the Aug. 1 issue and Tisha b’Av was Aug. 4, but Edmon Rodman’s message here is too important to pass over just because of deadlines. LOS ANGELES (JTA)—After weeks of missiles falling on...

Being Jewish in France today

“Wie Gott in Frankreich leben”—“living like God in France”—was a popular Yiddish saying among Ashkenazi Jews for a long time. It suggested a certain fascination with France, implying that Jews living there are uniquely fortunate....

Don't forget U.S. campuses as global anti-Semitism surges

By Tammi Rossman-Benjamin JNS.org Amid the current unrest in Israel and Gaza, Jews around the world have been targeted for attack. Virulently anti-Israel demonstrations and activities in cities across Europe and around the world have resulted in...

Is the Obama White House overly hostile to Israel?

As the war between Israel and Hamas intensified, and Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others to try to broker a cease fire, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, while being interviewed by Sean Hannity...

No more apologies

I am sick of apologizing for Israel when it is Israel that really deserves an apology. I am sick of apologizing for Israel’s right to defend itself. I am sick of the word “ceasefire” when all that really means is “time for Hamas to build...

Questions

Lots of questions Why Hamas attacked in the first place? Why it continues to attack, especially from within the time frame of the cease fire that it requested? Why has the US sided with the most radical of the Muslim governments? Why has the...

Talking with Zach Braff, Kate Hudson & Mandy Patinkin of 'Wish I Was Here'

(KVELLER.COM)-Zach Braff's new movie, "Wish I Was Here," offers plenty to talk about. I sat down with three of the film's stars, Zach Braff, Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin, to talk about their Jewish ...

Authors examine education's impact on Jewish history

Why has education been so important to the Jewish people? Author Maristella Botticini says a unique religious norm enacted within Judaism two millennia ago made male literacy universal among Jews many centuries earlier than it was universal for the...

Heritage Human Service Award goes to Loren London

The Heritage Florida Jewish News is pleased to announce the recipient of this year's Human Service Award is Loren London. Words to describe London include creator, hard worker, organizer,...

JFGO honors those who make an impact

This August, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is recognizing outstanding leaders who have made an impact in Jewish Orlando this past year. The awards presentation will be made on Aug. 24 at...

Scene Around

"Israel is Jewish"... Is that what's behind the anti-Israel world view? The following comes from DENNIS PRAGER. (I have NOT checked out all he said yet, but present it word for word as he said it.)...

Jump, jump, jump!

In July, young Jews gathered at Airheads Trampoline Arena for Sunday Funday.  Our Jewish Orlando hosted the event followed by dinner with a group of active 20- and 30-somethings. Sunday Funday...

Obituary - ABRAHAM ELKIN

Abraham Elkin of Boyton Beach passed away on Sunday July 13, 2014. He was 84 years old. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 25, 1930 to the late Alex and Anna Elkin. Mr. Elkin served proudly in the Korean War. After the war he became a...