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 News    August 22, 2014

Jewish Academy rings in 37th year

It was all backpacks and smiles as the Jewish Academy of Orlando began its 37th school year on Tuesday, Aug. 12. When asked about the new school year, second grader Noah Talsky said, "It was a good da...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    Features    August 22, 2014

'Rockets red glare/bombs bursting in air' didn't hamper teen's trip to Israel

Oviedo resident and member of Congregation Ohev Shalom Elana Goldstein was all excited when she found out last May that she would be going to Israel through the Taglit-Birthright program. She'd wanted...

 
 Features    August 22, 2014

10-year-old publishes first book

From the time she was very young, Kara Finkelstein, 10, liked to write stories. Her teachers at the Roth JCC Early Childhood Learning Center-where she attended the 3s, 4s and pre-k classes-taught...

 
 News    August 22, 2014

Applications now accepted for J-Serve

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 to fulfill the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 22, 2014

How much has Israel's war in Gaza cost?

TEL AVIV (JTA)-After the missiles have stopped, after the troops have come home, even after most of the wounded are out of the hospital, Israelis will still be feeling the burden of Operation...

 
 By Anthony Weiss    News    August 22, 2014

Backed by Bloomberg, Genesis launches 'big ideas' competition

(JTA)-It is now open season for those who would like a chunk of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's change and think they have a big idea up their sleeves. On Tuesday, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced...

 
 Life Cycles    August 22, 2014

Lauren Bacall, proud to be a Jew, dies at age 89

NEW YORK (JTA)-Lauren Bacall, a film legend best known for her sultry onscreen presence and her Hollywood romance with actor Humphrey Bogart, has died. Bacall, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from...

 
 News    August 22, 2014

Chabad of North Orlando has a 'think club' for Jewish teens

Empowering Teens to Build a More Meaningful and Value-driven Society. Beginning Oct. 24 Chabad of North Orlando will be offering The JLI Teens Discovery Program, a think-and-debate club for Jewish...

 
 News    August 22, 2014

Shalom Families committee earns JFGO Creative Programming award

This August, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is recognizing outstanding leaders who have made an impact in Jewish Orlando this past year. The awards presentation will be made on Aug. 24 at...

 
 News    August 22, 2014

Boy Scouts have fun from New Mexico to Georgia

Hundreds of miles apart, the Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 641 finished the summer with fun and adventure. Thirteen boys and their leaders concluded a successful week at Camp Woodruff in northern...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 22, 2014

Jewish anti-Zionism? Not in our name

I recently journeyed to Columbus Circle in Manhattan to savor the atmosphere at two rival demonstrations over Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. On one side, by the entrance to Central Park, and adjacent to the hot dog stands and “I Love NYC”...

 
 By Ed Ziegler    Opinions    August 22, 2014

Ramadan-A month of peace?

According to About.com the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. During this period Muslims are to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. They are to strengthen ties with family and friends, do...

 
 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    August 22, 2014

A cynic's paradise

As I look around me this mid-August morning in 2014 I see a number of crap shoots, or games of chance. We can argue what historical events they reflect. Among the candidates are the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Arab Spring that began toward...

 
 By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn    Opinions    August 22, 2014

Ten Palestinian sites Gov. Cuomo should visit

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is refusing to meet with Palestinian leaders during his visit to Israel this week. Maybe that’s a mistake. The Palestinian Authority has invited him to visit the areas under its control, and the New York Times and...

 
 By Gary Rosenblatt    Opinions    August 22, 2014

Tough Conversations

The woman to my left said she felt “overwhelmed” and “emotional” in dealing with the news about Israel’s war in Gaza. The heavy volume of postings on her Facebook page were so upsetting, with their criticism of Israeli actions, that she...

 
 By Rabbi Stewart Weiss    Opinions    August 22, 2014

Robin Williams and us

I awoke this morning to shocking news. I guess that’s not so unusual in Israel – especially during war time – but this really floored me. Robin Williams dead at 63; the media buzzing around the story like bees around honey, throwing out words...

 
 Calendar    August 22, 2014

What's Happening - Friday, August 22 - Friday, August 29

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500....

 
 By Ami Eden    Features    August 22, 2014

Will Larry David's Broadway show add to his Jewish file?

NEW YORK (JTA)-In Larry David's fake real-life world on the HBO sitcom "Curb Your Enthusiasm," he is tapped by Mel Brooks to take over the Zero Mostel-Nathan Lane role of Max Bialystock in the...

 
 Life Cycles    August 22, 2014

Obituary - NORMAN KAGAN

Norman Kagan of Longwood, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Life Care of Altamonte Springs. He was 89 years old. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he was born on Sept. 27, 1924, to the late Isadore and Rose Mendelsohn Kagan. Following...

 
 Life Cycles    August 22, 2014

Obituary - ROBERT LEON STONE

Robert L. Stone of Winter Garden, passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his residence. He was 63 years old. Mr. Stone was born in Newark, New Jersey, on April 6, 1951, to the late Bencion and Regina Lehrer Stone. He attended local area schools,...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    August 22, 2014

Humanitarian pressure helped create Israel's tunnel problem

By Josh Hasten With the withdrawal of ground troops from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it completed its mission of dismantling a network of terrorist tunnels. But how did Hamas get its...

 
 Features    August 22, 2014

A Bissel Yiddish

While mensch is the ideal term to describe Joan Pohl, you could also use words like baleboste, Maven or forsher. Pohl has been teaching a monthly Yiddish class for the Jewish Pavilion for several years. The class meets monthly at Chambrel in...

 
 Life Cycles    August 22, 2014

Engagement Announcement - Molly Renee Sinert and Stephen Lowell Ellis

Marla and Merrill Sinert of Winter Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Renee Sinert, to Stephen Lowell Ellis, son of Carol and Richard Ellis of Winter Park. The...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    August 22, 2014

Scene Around

ELIEZER "ELIE" WIESEL, is a Romanian born Jewish American professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including "Night," a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the...

 
 News    August 22, 2014

Israeli rights group loses national service slot

(JTA)—Israeli human rights group B’Tselem is no longer eligible for Israeli national service volunteer placements because it has acted “against the state and its soldiers.” In a letter to B’Tselem, the head of the national service program,...

 

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