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Scouts at summer camp earn badges and rank advancements

Fourteen scouts from Troop 641 attended a weeklong summer camp this July at Camp Daniel Boone in the mountains of North Carolina. They earned over 50 merit badges and several of the newer Scouts...

 

U.S. Representative discusses Iran deal at Federation community forum

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando will host a Community Forum on the P5+1 Iran nuclear agreement at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, on the Jewish Community Campus, 851 North Maitland Ave., in...

 

JAO's future bright, thanks to donor family and Federation

After many years of struggling to manage expenses associated with its tenant relationship with the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Academy of Orlando has resolved its debt and stabilized the school’s financial future for years to come. According to...

 

Pantry to plate: A chef's challenge

JFS Orlando is proud to present Pantry to Plate: A Chef's Challenge to Central Florida for a culinary showdown among local chefs. Local chefs Kevin Fonzo, Isabella Morgia di Vicari, and Ryan Vargas...

 

BDS, Interfaith groups and more

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” — Elie Wiesel The Zionistas are pleased to present Alan Kornman as the guest speaker for their next meeting on Thursday,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 21, 2015

Iran debate devolves with charges of 'dual loyalty' and 'dog whistles'

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The dredging up of the dual loyalty charge-that lawmakers who reject the Iran nuclear agreement and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is lobbying against it, are...

 
 By Uriel Heilman    News    August 21, 2015

When it comes to Jewish ties, no GOP candidate trumps Trump

NEW YORK (JTA)-Among the expansive field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates on display in the party's first debates, Donald Trump may be the most closely connected to the Jewish people....

 

J-Serve Teen Task Force applications released

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...

 

Compassion, empathy, algebra at Jewish Academy of Orlando

With a focus on enhancing its learning environment and culture, the Jewish Academy of Orlando will be the first school in Central Florida to introduce MindUP, an innovative program designed to foster classroom learning while improving students’...

 

COS youth enjoy camp out before new program year

Congregation Ohev Shalom Camp Kadusim (Kadima, USY and Olim) took place Aug. 10-12 at Camp ithiel in Gotha. Eighty-two fourth through 12th graders of Ohev Shalom’s youth groups spent three incredible days doing Jewish activities and getting...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 21, 2015

Worldwide anti-Semitism gets a boost from the Iran deal

In Europe, Jewish communities are still licking the wounds from a miserable 12 months that saw deadly jihadist violence erupt against them in Paris, Brussels, and Copenhagen. On the old continent, there has also been an unprecedented rise in hate...

 

Lobby hard on Iran deal, but ditch the stereotypes

NEW YORK (JTA)—Congress and the American people are focused on what everyone agrees is a historic, serious and consequential foreign policy decision—the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran. While we all hope for a debate based on substance and...

 

Barack, Bibi, Franklin and Winston

It’s worth pondering at some length Barack Obama’s overlooking of Winston Churchill in his comment that he does not remember a case when a foreign official involved himself as much in American politics as Benyamin Netanyahu. Churchill was intent...

 

Iran deal driving Jews farther apart

One of the lessons learned from the intense debate over the Iran nuclear deal is that there is a serious and growing divide within American Jewry. In large part it’s between those who are active in Jewish and Israeli life, and those who are not. Th...

 

A wedge for nuclear disarmament

“Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith...” What if words like this actually meant something? This is Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which the United States signe...

 

The Gaza mistake

The tenth anniversary of Israel’s retreat from Gaza has occasioned a number of interesting commentaries. Perhaps the most innovative comes from Shmuel Rosner, of Haaretz and the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, who views the withdrawal as a kind of triu...

 

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...

 

Orlando loses well-known and loved radio personality 

Scott Alan Friedman, better know as Scott McKenzie for most of his radio career, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, after a 7-year battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 59 years old. Scott, who was c...

 

Obituary - LIBBY ARONOWITZ

LIBBY ARONOWITZ Libby Aronowitz, age 87, of Altamonte Springs, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. A native of New York City, she was a teacher for many years. She is survived by her son, Dean (Jeri) Aronowitz of Largo, Fla.; her...

 

Obituary - MAURICE (Maury) BARUTH

Maurice W. Baruth, a life long resident of Pittsburgh, Penn, passed away on August 14, 2015. Mr. Baruth was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Fredrick Baruth. Beloved husband, of Louise Baruth; beloved father of Barbara Baruth of...

 

Obituary - WILLIAM BOWERS

William Bowers, age 61, of Kissimmee, passed away at his residence on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. A Brooklyn native, he was a graduate of Brooklyn College and was a chemist and plant manager. He and his wife, Eileen, who survives him, moved several times...

 

Obituary - JOSEPH GLIKSMAN

Joseph Gliksman, 68, of Deltona, passed away at his home on Monday, July 27, 2015. Born in Lodz, Poland to Holocaust survivors, Abraham and Sabina Gliksman, the family emigrated to North America in 1957 when he was 10; landed in Montreal, then...

 

Obituary - EVELYN G. KOENIG

Evelyn Koenig, age 91, passed away on July 21, 2015, at her residence in Orlando. Mrs. Koenig was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 16, 1923, to the late Morris and Ann Figer Grubstein and was the widow of the late Albert Koenig who passed away in...

 

Obituary - SALLY SALAMY

Sally Kagan Stotsky Salamy passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was 103 years old. Born in Poland Feb. 18, 1912, she came to the U.S. in 1923 at the age of 11. She gerw up in Bayonne, N.J., and was married to her first husband, Philip Kagan in...

 

Bat Mitzvah - Arielle Sydney Podberesky

Arielle Sydney Podberesky, daughter of Daniel and Lesley Podberesky of Orlando, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland....

 

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