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 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 7, 2017

Nikki Haley: Trump will not allow UN resolutions condemning Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Trump administration will not allow a repeat of last year's United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its settlements, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 7, 2017

Three times AIPAC speakers weren't so bipartisan this year

WASHINGTON (JTA)-"Many voices, one mission." If AIPAC's 2017 annual policy conference slogan, popping up on the conference app on activists' smartphones, isn't clear enough, the morning pick-me-up...

 

JCC Association, delegation of Jewish leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

WASHINGTON—On the morning of March 30, JCC Association of North America and a delegation of Jewish leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The meeting comes in the aftermath of 88 Jewish Community Centers or day schools that share...

 

Local water polo player going to Maccabi Games

Maitland residents King William and Pearl Halikman are beaming with joy. Their grandson, Zev Halikman, made the USA Maccabi Water Polo Team and will compete in the 20th World Maccabi Games in Israel t...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 7, 2017

Humor and BFFs always in fashion with Jewish Pavilion honoree Marlene Adler

If you are looking for Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show honoree Marlene Adler try giving her BFF, Susan Livingstone, a call. That's how Marlene's husband, Lee Adler, recommends finding her when she...

 

JFS Orlando kicks off its 2017 Restock Challenge

Spring is in the air and it’s time to clean out your pantries, making it the perfect time to donate those non-perishable food items to restock the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry shelves as JFS hosts its Restock Challenge from April 1 to April 20....

 

Do you know how much you say?

The Hadassah Chapter of Williamsburg will host speaker Sande Berkowitz at their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Parkview Point Clubhouse in Williamsburg, which is near Sea World. Berkowitz’s topic is “You Say More...

 

Peter Beinart's children are in for a surprise

Israel critic Peter Beinart has announced that when his children “near adulthood, I’ll encourage them to visit the West Bank.” Why? “So they can see for themselves what it means to hold millions of people... without free movement or due...

 

With our freedom from slavery, what are Jews free to do?

(Rabbis Without Borders via JTA)—At Passover, Jews over the world gather to celebrate “zman cheirutenu,” the season of our freedom. We will read all about freedom from slavery. We drink four cups of wine to rejoice in the four freedoms given...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    April 7, 2017

Islamist terror includes Hamas

As reports of the savage terrorist attack in central London March 22 emerged, it was clear pretty quickly that British authorities were dealing with an incident straight from the Islamist terror manual. The weapons of choice in London were ordinary...

 

What made David Friedman's confirmation so contentious?

David Friedman was confirmed March 23 by the U.S. Senate as America’s ambassador to Israel. But that was only after a highly contentious debate, and unfortunately, only because there is a Republican majority in the Senate. The same was true of...

 

What if time is not Israel's enemy?

At first glance, it was one more example of why the United Nations is a cesspool of anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel. The publication of a report commissioned by the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia broke new ground by not...

 

Why Passover is about a lot more than good food

(My Jewish Learning via JTA)—What is the essence of Passover? On the one hand, it seems obvious: Passover is about gathering together with loved ones to recall, through sumptuous home rituals, the exodus from Egypt. We gather round our seder tables...

 

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...

 

The Jewish Chamber of Commerce's flagship event opens with Jewish Pavilion spokeswoman and singer Jesse Cutler

On Thursday, March 23, the Orlando Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) kicked off its flagship event at the DoveCote Brasserie in the Bank of America building in downtown Orlando. Despite gusty winds,...

 

JAO students share home court with NBA star

How did Enes Kanter, center for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, end up shooting hoops with Jewish Academy of Orlando students last month? The story began when the Maitland Jewish Community Campus,...

 

Godd reads from local authors

So much matzah! What to do with it all? Myrna Ossin has answers to your every need to have the perfect Passover in her newly released book, "What to Do with Your Leftover Matzah, The Fifth Question."...

 

Little known interesting facts about Passover

The following list was presented by Marilyn Schwartz at an Orlando Chapter of Hadassah meeting last year. The information so delighted and fascinated the members that passing it along to all became a priority. 1. Coca-Cola makes a special batch of...

 

Scene Around

More about BDS... I read this in a current issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and wanted to share it with you: "The World Jewish Congress criticized a recent decision by the city council...

 

A novel way to learn fractions by making pizza

A fraction of something is easy to define, it is a bit of a larger whole. Yet, fractions in mathematics is a subject area that can be difficult for students to comprehend and even harder to work with...

 

The Cat in the Hat came to the Katz Hillel Day School

Through the Boca Raton Library system's community outreach programs, Sheri Siegel, a teacher at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, invited children's librarian Karyn Dombrosky to come and give...

 

Obituary - ARLENE M. BLACK

Arlene Black, age 69, of Oviedo, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, at Florida Hospital—Altamonte. Arlene was born on Sept. 28, 1947, in Brooklyn New York, to the late Norman S. and Rachel Yerushalmi Gross. On Sept. 10, 1969, she married Jeffrey S....

 

Obituary - CALVIN FISHER

Calvin Fisher, age 82, of Casselberry, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 13, 1934, to the late Nathan and Ida Lisker Fischer. A high school...

 

Obituary - DORIS SHAPIRO FRANK

Doris S. Frank, age 90, of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Oakmont Village at Lake Mary. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Doris was born on Jan. 13, 1927, to the late Barney and Rosella Sloane Zeffert. Doris was a college...

 

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