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Articles from the March 3, 2017 edition

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 News    March 3, 2017

The Roth Family JCC to launch 24-hour $200K fundraiser

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is embarking upon an ambitious fundraising goal-raise $200,000 in 24 hours. In fact, their goal is so ambitious that if they don't meet the...

 
 Opinions    March 3, 2017

The role of Federation in political debate

By Rhonda Forest “When is Federation going to issue a statement?” It’s a question periodically posed to me as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, usually when a national political issue dominates the headlines. And in the...

 
 By Terri Susan Fine PhD    Opinions    March 3, 2017

A professor's view of Chabad on Campus

My time as a college student involved decision making. My Jewish observance was no exception. I had grown up in a traditional Conservative Jewish home. My four sisters and I attended Hebrew school beginning at age four through the eighth grade, and...

 
 By Mark Hetfield    Opinions    March 3, 2017

Embracing the Jewish community's refugee Roots

HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect Jewish refugees who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Today, we remain true to our original mission of refugee protection. We are helping people who have fled their countries because their...