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Our future stars-our children

Congregation of Reform Judaism's Steinmetz Family School of Chai Madrichim (teen school assistants) form a Star of David with their intertwined arms. For the religious school news in the Jewish...

 
 By Pam Ruben    Features    August 12, 2016

Pavilion's From Generation to Generation program

Can you imagine a world without children? Unfortunately, many seniors housed in eldercare can go months without a visitor of any age. Thanks to a recent grant from the Cherna Moskowitz Foundation,...

 

Temple Beth-El welcomes new rabbi

ORMOND BEACH-The Rabbi Transition Committee has announced the appointment of Rabbi Courtney Berman as the new rabbi of Temple Beth-El, as of July 1, 2016. "I am delighted that Rabbi Berman will be...

 

She's a two-time Jeopardy! champ

Altamonte Springs resident Barbra Resnick accomplished something she always wanted to do: Be a contestant on the TV game show Jeopardy! Not only was she on the show-she became a two-time champion, wit...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    August 12, 2016

Seven Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

(JTA)-There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes. When the 2016 Summer Olympics open Friday, we'll of course be cheering the...

 
 By Marcus Moraes    News    August 12, 2016

2016 Olympics: Israel's largest-ever delegation is ready for Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)-When the 2016 Olympic Games open here on Friday evening, Israel will proudly show off its largest delegation ever, with 47 athletes competing in 17 sports. Among them...

 

J-Serve Teen Task Force applications now available

J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Since 2005, J-Serve has been a part of Youth Service America's Global Youth Service Day weekend. J-Serve provides teens with the opportunity...

 

A time for fun, unity and soccer

The entire Orlando Jewish Community is getting together for a great evening of fun, unity and soccer. JOIN Orlando is partnering with Orlando City Soccer to create an unforgettable evening of Jewish Unity and fun. On Aug. 28, Orlando City Soccer is...

 

Coming up: The annual Pantry to Plate Chefs' Challenge

Pantry to Plate Chefs’ Challenge, hosted by JFS Orlando, is a unique dining event designed to test the culinary skills of three local celebrity chefs. This year, Francesco Aiello from Francesco’s Ristorante, Mark Baize from Roy’s Restaurant...

 

Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties annual meeting

The Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties would like to give back to the community at large for their help with their charitable causes by presenting America’s premier mentalist Sidney Friedman.  The even will be held at Temple...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 12, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas's desperate gesture

It’s been a long time since I saw a gesture this desperate. At the recent Arab Summit in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, the Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, announced that his boss, PA President Mahmoud Abbas,...

 
 By Ed Ziegler    Opinions    August 12, 2016

Syrian refugees?

The world has a serious problem, that of the massive number of refugees fleeing Middle Eastern war-torn countries. The vast majority of these refugees are Syrian and Iraqi Muslims while non-Muslims constitute less than three percent. Some countries...

 

Living in Israel and dealing with loss from abroad

By Eliana Rudee (JNS.org) Living in Israel comes with many hardships, some of them known and some of them unknown. I expected certain dilemmas with the language, bureaucracy, cultural immersion and finances, for example. But there is one thing that...

 

New York Times covers up for supporter of Jewish peace activist's killer

Israel’s parliament this week took action in response to an Arab Knesset member’s public support of a terrorist who murdered an American-Jewish peace activist. But if you read the account by New York Times correspondent Isabel Kershner, you...

 

The Jewish exception to free speech on campus

In 2012, the Electronic Intifada, an online anti-Zionist media outlet that aggressively promotes the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, ran a lengthy article suggesting that “allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ create a real...

 

Support Islam reform

Dear Editor: Centuries ago, there were followers of Judaism and Christianity, specifically zealots and crusaders, who supported or committed violence and conquest in the name of religion.  Nowadays, however, due to the reformation of Judaism and...

 

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...

 

Congregation Sinai in Minneola

Congregation Sinai, located at 303 A North Highway 27 in Minneola, has been very busy this summer. A new progressive service for Rosh Hashanah is planned for the second day. This service is open to the community and will last approximately one hour....

 

Seeking Kin: German soldier's World War I photo leads to family link

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost friends and relatives. BALTIMORE (JTA)-Noam Efron popped in to an estate sale here recently he just happened across hoping to purchase some...

 

Trump's Israel gatekeeper: Like his boss, no room for 'PC'

JERUSALEM-Love him or hate him, Republican candidate for president Donald J. Trump is doing it his way, ignoring what the American professional political world believed was the only way to become a...

 

Scene Around

Leave it to Israel when it comes to medical advances... It seems many people I know have diabetes 2. According to the latest World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest, this could be a life-changing...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 12, 2016

Democrats scramble to appeal to Jewish millennials

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-Amanda Renteria, the national political director for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, was running through the campaign's messages for minorities and women: immigration...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    August 12, 2016

How Israel's had success against 'lone wolf' terrorists

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"Lone wolf" terrorism in Europe is making headlines around the world. But in Israel, the phenomenon of angry or troubled individuals taking up arms is old news. Since October, Israelis...

 

From LA to Israel: One swimmer's journey to the Rio Olympics

NETANYA, Israel (JTA)-Andrea Murez steps on the diving board, adjusts her goggles, swings her long arms and propels herself into the water at the Wingate Institute athletic complex here. Murez is...

 

Islamic terror presents clash of ideals for European media

Beginning with the bloody July 14 Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France that left 84 people dead, Western Europe has seen an unrelenting wave of violence mainly perpetrated by individuals with connections to or sympathies with the Islamic State...

 

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