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 Features    February 12, 2016

Hillel at AIPAC

Central Florida Hillel students posed with Mosab Hassan Yousef (fifth from left), author of 'Son of Hamas' and a former Shin Bet informant, at AIPAC's annual Orlando event, attended by 300 Jews and...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

Not your typical spelling bee at Orlando Jewish Day School

When parents of students in grades K-5 gathered for Orlando Jewish Day School's annual spelling event on Tuesday, they were both amused and surprised to find that it was more of a high-tech school spe...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

Shapiros honored by HMREC

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has announced that they will be honoring Valeria and Jim Shapiro at their annual Dinner of Tribute on April 7. According to the...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 12, 2016

Compromise on Western Wall

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel’s government approved a compromise to expand the non-Orthodox Jewish prayer section of the Western Wall, putting to rest the decades-long fight between Women of the Wall and Israel’s haredi Orthodox religious...

 
 By Uriel Heilman    News    February 12, 2016

NH Jews like Sanders' authenticity, but voting all over the map

MANCHESTER, N.H. (JTA)-Michael Harris probably isn't your typical New Hampshire Republican. A 71-year-old from Hollis and president of his synagogue in nearby Nashua, Harris isn't sure who he would...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

CBS spotlights Palestinian terrorists as victims

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org)-The Israeli Foreign Ministry slammed CBS News on Wednesday over its report on a terrorist attack near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, which carried a headline...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 12, 2016

Indiana measure is latest state-level setback for BDS

The Indiana House of Representatives passed new legislation that targets businesses or other entities engaging in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, marking the latest victory in the fight against BDS on the U.S. state...

 
 Features    February 12, 2016

Chabad International Conference reaffirms women's central role inspired by tradition

The annual conference of Chabad representatives ended Monday with a resounding affirmation of the preeminent place of the woman in Jewish life and community. Some 3,000 women from 87 countries...

 
 By Caleb R. Newton    News    February 12, 2016

IDF soldier encourages JNFuture group to make a difference in Israel

The Central Florida Jewish Community was honored to welcome elite Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier and Jewish National Fund (JNF)/ Halutza Liaison Yedidya Harush to a Feb. 2 evening event in Winter Park, hosted by the Central Florida division of...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Luncheon

Orlando Hadassah is preparing for the Bunny Rosen Women’s Heart Health Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Having experienced the perfect combination of great food, great service and a great...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

JFGO-'Combating the Delegitimization of Israel'

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is hosting a Community Education Event on “Combating the Delegitimization of Israel” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Roth JCC Auditorium, 851 North Maitland Avenue in Maitland. The...

 
 By David Bornstein    Opinions    February 12, 2016

The Blind Bind

With the public announcement that David Wayne, executive director of the Jewish Community Center, is moving on to a new phase in his life, and the JCC is conducting a nationwide search for a new...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    February 12, 2016

Iran: From cover-up to make-it-up

“When in Rome, do as the Iranians do.” That was the core message emerging from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Europe this week, in a bid to boost trade relations now that the sanctions related to Tehran’s nuclear program have...

 
 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    February 12, 2016

Partners

We’ve had another round of clamoring about who is responsible for the failure of Israelis and Palestinians to reach an agreement ending their disputes. There are two fronts in the recent verbiage. One consists of accusations by Mahmoud Abbas and...

 
 By Jonathan Feldstein    Opinions    February 12, 2016

Israeli Jews: Stab me once, shame on you

Last week Jews worldwide were treated to two stabbings, one murdering a Jewish mother of six bereaved children. The consequence of the second is the imminence of more to come. The immediate threat is to Jews, but there are many reasons why everyone s...

 
 By Robert I. Lappin    Opinions    February 12, 2016

Muslims must stand up to extremists

Followers of Islam face a growing threat of becoming a pariah community in the United States, as a consequence of now frequent acts of mass-murder committed by co-religionists here and abroad. Horrified by the war in Syria, violence in Africa, and...

 
 By Jay Ruderman    Opinions    February 12, 2016

Kotel compromise shows Israelis know they need American Jews

(JTA)—The relationship between Israel and American Jews is a complicated mix of good news and bad news, and this week’s government compromise on the Western Wall, or Kotel, is a case in point: It’s a step forward in providing access for...

 
 Calendar    February 12, 2016

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

Ohev Shalom gala to feature renowned Jewish entertainer

Congregation Ohev Shalom will present Cantor Jack Mendelson at their annual Gala event on Feb. 21, 2016. Cantor Mendelson is a noted cantor, entertainer and humorist. Originally from Brooklyn, he...

 
 News    February 12, 2016

Experimenting at the Orlando Jewish Day School

Students engage in hands-on STEM activities as part of a community Science Night at the Orlando Jewish Day School in collaboration with the Science Center...

 
 Life Cycles    February 12, 2016

Obituary - LEE JOSEPH LEHNER

Lee J. Lehner, age 75, of Apopka, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood. Mr. Lehner was born in Kingston, New York, on April 4, 1940, to the late Henry and Rita Kinberg Lehner. He was an executive in retail...

 
 Life Cycles    February 12, 2016

Obituary - JOSEPH ZOLLMAN

Joseph Zollman, a former editor-in-chief of the Minkus Stamp Catalogs and a Life Member of the American Philatelic Society, died Jan. 28, 2016 in Altamonte Springs. He was 93. Zollman started his philatelic career at the United Nations Postal...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    February 12, 2016

Why the Jewish Pavilion is going to the dogs

The Jewish Pavilion is going to the dogs- and the residents they serve in long-term care couldn't be happier. On Jan. 26 the Jewish Pavilion launched its new Licks and Hugs Program at Oakmonte...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    February 12, 2016

Giving back always in style at Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show

With the average volunteer model aged 40 years plus, the Jewish Pavilion's "Spring into Fashion" held at Bloomingdales' in Orlando on Feb. 5 showcased beauty and fashions for all ages. More than 100 w...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    February 12, 2016

Scene Around

Oy vay, here we go again?... I am really getting concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism. It is upsetting to say the least, but not talking about it, keeping quiet about it, is definitely the WRONG...

 

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