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Three O'Clock Throwbacks part of JCC's 40th anniversary

This year marks the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s 40th year of building community, strengthening family life and promoting Jewish values. To help celebrate the occasion, the JCC embar...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    News    July 12, 2013

As Hillel prepares to hire new CEO, debating how open its 'tent' should be

For 90 years, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has provided what many call a “tent” welcoming students of every Jewish background and denomination on campus. But as Hillel prepares to nominate its next president and CEO, questions...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 12, 2013

Obama's Egypt options limited

WASHINGTON (JTA)—When it comes to foreign assistance, American law couldn’t be clearer: A coup d’etat suspends funding, period. But the directive, which has persisted for years in federal appropriations bills, is clashing with another...

 

JNF to honor Mayor Buddy Dyer

Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life Award Dinner at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The event will honor Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer with the prestigious Tree of Life...

 
 By Ozgur Ogret    News    July 12, 2013

Turkey's peace process with Kurds continues despite regional problems

ISTANBUL—The decadeslong conflict between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is closer to an end than it ever has been before thanks to the ongoing peace negotiations, despite setbacks on both sides. The Kurds...

 

Amid Egypt turmoil, Israel casts its eye on Sinai region

Israel should do all it can to help the new secular government in Egypt beat the Muslim Brotherhood, even if that means amending the Military Annex of the Camp David peace accords to allow more Egyptian military assets into the Sinai Peninsula, the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 12, 2013

Heeding Kerry's peace call, Jewish groups rap Bennett's two-state obit

WASHINGTON (JTA)—It’s almost boilerplate: The American Jewish community asks a foreign leader with whom it has cultivated a close relationship to kindly tell firebrands in the leader’s...

 

Holocaust Center receives Community Foundation funding

The Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center of Florida in Maitland has recently announced a renovation project that will significantly expand its permanent exhibit. The project will be...

 

Greenspun visits Polish hometown to see her renovated synagogue

When Jewish Holocaust survivor Helen Garfinkel Greenspun first returned to her hometown of Chmielnik, Poland, in 1992, the synagogue was riddled with swastikas and other graffiti. The gray and...

 

Dor Shalom meeting Aug. 9

Dor Shalom will gather for a potluck Shabbat at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in Longwood. Interested in attending? Visit www.jfgo.org to register today.  The event will be held in a private home and address information will be sent to attendees prior to the...

 

Temple Israel hosts community Tisha B'Av service

A community Erev Tisha B’Av service will be held at Temple Israel at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Rein Sanctuary. Temple Israel is at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. Congregants from Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Ohev Shalom and Southwes...

 

Temple Israel membership weekend set for July 26-28

From Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28, Temple Israel will host a membership weekend to encourage current and prospective members to share Shabbat together. On Friday evening current TI members will invite prospective members to their homes for...

 

Beyond words

A few years back, the following clue appeared in the New York Times crossword puzzle: “Curly ethnic hairstyle, colloquially.” The answer? “JEWFRO.” The word made Patrick Merrell, the Times’ puzzle blogger at the time, anxious. “JEWFRO!...

 
 By Eyal Solomon    Opinions    July 12, 2013

Israeli of Iraqi ancestry gets the 'Sephardic' treatment

NEW YORK (JTA)—I had only known my girlfriend for a few weeks when she invited me to a friend’s house for Shabbat dinner on the Upper West Side. As a 44-year-old secular Israeli who had moved recently to New York City after my divorce, I...

 

Egypt

By Ira Sharkansky Chaos in Syria and now in Egypt, with instability in Lebanon increasing as Hezbollah is deeply involved in Syria. Hamas in Gaza is most likely planning its response to the problems of its patron in Egypt. Jordan’s king may be...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 12, 2013

As Morsi ousted in Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Jordanian model must be preserved

Following the ugly battle between the Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi, resulting in Morsi’s ouster on July 3, as well as the ongoing bloodbath in Syria, the arguments for the preservation of the Jordanian...

 
 By Ben Sales    Opinions    July 12, 2013

Removal of Islamist Morsi a source of hope in Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA)—For the second time in less than three years, Egypt is erupting in chaos, with a popular protest movement leading to a swift change in the country’s leadership. For Israelis, the Egyptian military’s removal of Mohamed Morsi from...

 

On Tisha b'Av, feeling the loss from the flames

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—On Yom Kippur, we ask “Who by fire?” Sadly, this year at Tisha b’Av we already know who—the 19 firefighters who perished in Arizona. “This is as dark a day as I can remember,” Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement....

 

What's Happening - Friday, July 12 - Friday, July 19

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    July 12, 2013

Active beyond their years

On a Friday afternoon in late June, 25 seniors walk, amble and/or glide into the familiar surroundings of the common room at Chambrel Assisted Living Facility in Longwood. For the next 45 minutes...

 

UCF Judaic Studies professor Pelli publishes new book

Dr. Moshe Pelli, Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program of Judaic Studies at UCF, published a new book on the journals of the Hebrew Haskalah (Enlightenment) in the first half of the 19th...

 

Obituary - JOAN P. "JONIE" GOLDBERG

Jonie Goldberg of Maitland passed away on Thursday, June 27, at her residence. She was 76 years old. A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., she was born on Aug. 1, 1936 to the late Frank and Phyllis Fox Eggers. She attended local area schools and on Oct....

 

6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Cohen’s High Holidays snafu NEW YORK (6NoBacon.com)—Surprised by the early arrival of the High Holidays this year? You’re in good company. The iconic Jewish singer Leonard Cohen just...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Far from Kotel, Women of the Wall pray with police protection JERUSALEM (JTA)—Women of the Wall conducted its monthly prayer service at the Western Wall plaza with an occasional disturbance from...

 

Scene Around

Happy endings… The following are two true stories sent to me by The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. They are very touching to all people…especially to Jewish people. The first story comes...

 

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