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Articles from the February 17, 2017 edition

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Federation celebration!

More than 460 women (and quite a few men) converged on Congregation Ohev Shalom on Feb. 9 for Choices, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual women's philanthropy fundraiser. This year,...

 

Jewish Pavilion finalist in Victory Cup Initiative

It all began this past November, when a grant application was offered to Orlando area nonprofits by Victory Cup Initiative founder Ashley Vann. Now in its second year, the Victory Cup, received more t...

 

Six13 coming to SOJC

Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation will present Six13 Jewish A Cappella in concert on Sunday, March 5, at the Olympia High School auditorium. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an...

 

SodaStream proud to be Israeli

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel-based beverage carbonation company SodaStream has decided to feature an Israeli flag on all its products, which are sold in 45 countries. "The company...

 

Paul Ryan: Enforce the Iran nuclear deal, don't dismantle it

WASHINGTON (JTA)-House Speaker Paul Ryan said it makes more sense to rigorously enforce the Iran nuclear deal than to dismantle it, signaling diminishing support for pulling the United States out of...

 

Iranian official boasts of hitting Tel Aviv in just 7 minutes

(JNS.org) A senior Iranian official warned Saturday that if the U.S. launches an attack on Iran, his country could hit the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv in a matter of minutes.  “If the enemy chooses to shoot a missile in Iran’s direction,...

 

Trump says settlement expansion 'may not help' peace

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Settlement expansion “may not be helpful” in achieving peace, the Trump administration said in its first pronouncement on an issue that has confounded U.S.-Israel relations for decades. The White House announcement Thursday...

 

DeVos narrowly confirmed as education secretary

(JTA)-Betsy DeVos was confirmed as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker in a historic 51-50 vote. DeVos, a Michigan billionaire whose advocacy for school choi...

 

Orlando Hadassah presents the Bunny Rosen Fashion Show

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents My Fair Lady, the annual Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. This year's affair will be held in the...

 

Remembering legendary operatic tenor, Richard Tucker

On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., the Congregation of Reform Judaism will host Dr. David Tucker, son of legendary singer Richard Tucker, as he narrates an audio and video tribute to his father along with...

 

Temple Israel Sisterhood to host artist workshop

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Temple Israel Sisterhood will be hosting an artist workshop led by Renee Schwadron Lewis. The entire community is cordially invited to attend, participate and meet Lewis. Who...

 

Renowned violinist joins local rabbi in concert

On Sunday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m., Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom and Zoriy Zinger, world-renowned violinist, will present a captivating performance titled An International Songbook....

 

At last, a real threat

I will admit that this sounds perverse, but Iran’s recent ballistic missile test was welcome in one important sense. Let me explain. Just more than a fortnight into President Donald Trump’s administration, America and the world have been...

 

Palestinian kids write terrorist poetry

Like schoolchildren everywhere, Palestinian Arab children occasionally are assigned by their teachers to write poems. But the poetry they produce is not like that of children in the U.S. or elsewhere in the free world. Palestinian Media Watch...

 

No, Orthodox Jews cannot 'just send their kids to public school'

Liberals are saying Trump Education nominee Betsy DeVos “wants to take money away from public schools” by helping parents use taxpayer dollars for religious and other schools. But under the current system, the government unfairly forces many...

 

Point: Trump's travel ban: clumsy launch, perfectly legal

To say the implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban was clumsy would be an understatement. To say, however, that the principles involved were totally without constitutional justification would be unwarranted.  Since Trump’s...

 

Counterpoint: Syrian refugee ban has same flawed rationale as refusal of Holocaust refugees

There are all kinds of sayings reminding us that if we fail to learn from the tragedies of the past, we are doomed to relive them in the future. We appear to have failed to heed that warning.  On May 31, 1939, the German ship St. Louis left...

 

JCC bomb threats: Build solidarity across Orlando

Dear Editor: The spate of recent bomb threats at our Maitland Jewish Community Campus should not lead to making American Jewish life similar to Paris or other cities in Europe. Walking or driving through more security fences and being searched by...

 

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...

 

Healthy Jewish Side Dish: Lightened-Up Kasha Varnishkes

(The Nosher via JTA)-Kasha varnishkes is a much beloved Ashkenazi comfort food dish. Traditionally made with bow tie pasta, onions, schmaltz and kasha (buckwheat), it is filling, comforting...

 

Easy Jewish dessert: Two-ingredient Rugelach Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-Everyone enjoys a good recipe hack, and I think you will love this one: two-ingredient rugelach! That's right: just a package of puff pastry, filling and that's it. You can make...

 

Genealogy Success Story: Surname mystery

"My Jewish Roots" Workshops, sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Orlando (JGSGO) continue in March with the workshop: Using Ancestry.com for Jewish Research. What's in a name? Apparently,...

 

Scene Around

It's about time... The Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returned to the Jews of the Czech Republic. With all the anti-Semitism that seems to be re-appearing in the world (including the United States) it...

 

Mimi Cohen Shader inspired many to live their lives to the fullest

Miriam "Mimi" Cohen Shader, 82, of Longwood, Florida, passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2017. A funeral service was held at the Congregation of Reformed Judaism Cemetery with Rabbi David Kay and...

 

Changing borders of Eastern Europe explained at JGSGO workshop

The sixth in the series of 10 monthly JGSGO (Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando) Workshops held at the Roth JCC on Feb. 7, was enjoyed by 35 in attendance both in person and...

 

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