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Join the festivities at Kinneret Council on Aging's 8 over 80 Honorary Dinner

Join the festivities at Kinneret Council on Aging's 8 over 80 Honorary Dinner

Tickets are now available and plans are well underway for The Kinneret Council on Aging's 8 over 80 Honorary Dinner that will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. This year's honorees are: Irwin...

Appelbaum family and Harriet Weiss to be recognized at JCC's 11th annual J Ball

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is honoring Dick and Dottie Appelbaum and their family in recognition of decades of remarkable commitment and support, as well as presenting ...

Wayne steps down as executive director

Last Thursday, Jan. 28, Ronnie Bitman, president of the JCC Board of Directors, announced that David Wayne, JCC executive director, was leaving his position. "As with all aspects of life, nothing is...

Jonathan Pollard cancels speech

Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org-Jonathan Pollard, who was released in November after serving 30 years in a U.S. prison for spying on America for Israel, canceled a speech he was scheduled to give...

Expansion for Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC announces the Grand Opening on Feb. 27, 2016 of their expanded facilities, featuring the new Rosen Event Center, new classrooms, a Parenting Center, STEM lab, catering kitchen and...

JCRC's letter chills free speech

Dear Editor: In the Jan. 22, 2016, issue of the Heritage it was reported that Ina Porth, Rhonda Forest, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando voted to “stand with all those who unequivocally...

Anti-Semitism in 2016: global challenge lacks a global strategy

Another week, another litany of ugly incidents targeting Jews, along with expressions of concern about rising anti-Semitism around the globe, and even the odd solution offered up. But as we’ve been slowly learning since the turn of this century,...

Ban Ki-moon, step down

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon justifies terrorism and incitement: “It is human nature to react to occupation.” Actually, stabbing a pregnant woman or a mother of six is not human nature. Instead of making excuses for...

Sadness and self defense

There is sadness along with satisfaction in recent stories of Palestinians captured or killed as a result of their attacks against Jews. A 13-year-old girl was shot to death as she charged, with knife raised, against a security guard on the border...

Will letters of support heal the world?

Dear Editor: In your issue of Jan. 22, a prominent lady who does many good things for our Jewish community published a letter addressed to local Islamic leaders expressing her “empathy and support” for their suffering from “ever increasing...

Two Holy Qurans

Dear Editor: I want to compliment the leadership of the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando for reaching out to the local Muslim community. It is through interactions such as this that we as Jews can...

The State Department's anti-Palestinian racism

The U.S. State Department has been so pro-Palestinian for so long that it might seem startling to suggest that there is a current of anti-Palestinian racism at Foggy Bottom. But just consider: The official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily...

Read the Quran

Dear Editor: In response to the article in the Heritage by the Jewish Community Relations Council on Jan.22, 2016, I think it would be a good idea for all Jews to buy a copy of the Quran and read it.  It will help you to gain insight into the...

Dealing with the bomb threat at Jewish Academy of Orlando

On Jan. 26, the Roth Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Orlando’s Facebook page posted a letter from Executive Director David Wayne explaining that the Jewish Academy of Orlando had received a bomb threat, but that the area was found...

Scene Around

"Freedom is not Free"... How well we know that statement! I, myself, have used it many, many times. But where does it come from? I recently found out when I received the following poem from The...

Founder of Florida Hospital for Children, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, retires

Dr. Richard Signer, who played a leading role in establishing not one but two of Central Florida's leading children's hospitals, is retiring this week after a 40-year career at Florida Hospital. Dr....

Kinneret residents enjoy Tu B'Shevat seder

Kinneret Council on Aging welcomed Susan Bernstein of Temple Israel to lead a Tu B' Shevat seder on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the dining room at Kinneret Apartments. Allita Dunn (shown in photo) and 20...

Obituary - ROBERT EUGENE NEWTON

Robert Eugene Newton of Orlando, passed away on Jan. 10, 2016. He was 74 years old, born to Eugene Newton and Edith Parsley in Hamilton, Ohio, on June 15, 1941. Mr. Newton was married on June 17, 1961, to his devoted wife of 54 years, Phyllis...

Obituary - RUTH A. FRACK

Ruth Frack, age 83, of Lake Mary, passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Lake Mary Health and Rehabilitation Center. A New York native, Mrs. Frack was born on May 5, 1930, to the late Edward and Esther Zung Adelson. She received her Bachelor of...

Obituary - AYLA MIRIAM MOSKOWITZ

Ayla Moskowitz, age 19, of Rockville, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Ocklawaha, Fla. Miriam was born in Rockville on May 1, 1996 to Stuart M. Moskowitz and Fran Gage. She was a student. Funeral services were held in Maryland....

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