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Articles from the September 16, 2016 edition

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 News    September 16, 2016

Two peoples, one tent

"Through my time involved with Knights for Israel and being involved in the pro-Israel world, I've always mentioned how thankful I am to be at a university where even if anti-Israel sentiment...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    September 16, 2016

Which 'Bye, Bye Birdie' will you like-the movie, the play or both?

Theater at the J is presenting the rock-and-roll hit musical "Bye, Bye Birdie" on Thursday Sept. 29. As a lead up to the opening, producing director Kerry Giese wanted to do something different-and...

 
 Features    September 16, 2016

Porth recieves award from JFNA

Ina Porth, who has a rich 38-year history of commitment to the Greater Orlando Jewish community, is one of the recipients of the 2016 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award from the Jewish Federations of...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Federation awards JTEN grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO) recently awarded $7,800 in Jewish Teen Education Grants for the 2016-17 academic year. JFGO’s Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN), now in its third year, awards the grants to support ongoing...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 16, 2016

Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel 'policy'

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, even though more of them think Trump would be better for the "Israeli...

 
 By Alina Dain Sharon    News    September 16, 2016

Dismissal of $655M judgment against PA sets bad precedent

An Israeli legal rights NGO and an attorney, who together won the largest judgment ever against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in America, say a U.S. Appeals Court decision to dismiss the judgment sets a bad precedent for future legal attempts to hol...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Anti-Semitism monitor needed within UN agencies

Speaking at UN High Level Forum on Anti-Semitism, at United Nations headquarters in New York, Mark Weitzman, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Chief Representative to the UN (NY) exhorted the world body “to immediately appoint a special...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Kerry prefers quieter media coverage of terroris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry implied that the world would be better served if the media did not report about terrorism as often. “Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center is kicking off its fall cultural season with a new exhibit titled Two Regimes. The exhibit features the work of two women: Teodora Verbitskya, who...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Learn about the lost tribes of Israel

Dr. Yudit Greenberg, George and Harriet Cornell Endowed Professor of Religion and director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College, is pleased to invite the community to a public lecture on t...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Kinneret accepting nominations for the '8 over 80'

Do you know of an active and passionate senior over 80 who volunteers countless hours and lends their leadership skills to help organizations in our community? Then please consider nominating them for Kinneret’s 7th Annual 8 over 80 Honorary...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Men's Clubs announce Man/Youth of the Year honorees

On Nov. 20, 2016, three Conservative congregations will hold an event to honor individuals from each of their participating synagogues for outstanding leadership within their synagogue and their community. The event, called “Man of the Year/Youth...

 
 Opinions    September 16, 2016

Why a prayer shawl?

By Jonathan Feldstein Recently, Donald Trump visited a church in Detroit where something unusual took place. Yes, one might say that something unusual takes place in many of Trump’s appearances. But it wasn’t something he did but, rather,...

 
 By Stephen M. Flatow    Opinions    September 16, 2016

Memories of a daughter rush to the surface

While walking through my Jerusalem hotel dining room thinking about the news from the states that a U.S. court has tossed out a $655 million terrorism judgment, a young woman came up and gave me a big “Hi!”   Seeing that I was not connecting...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    Opinions    September 16, 2016

Taking Risks: The Israeli Way

When individuals move to Israel, most are transformed by the new experience in obvious ways. Some become more religious, others become more right wing, and many become more, well, Israeli. Over the last 13 months, I’ve witnessed my own...

 
 By Arnold M. Eisen    Opinions    September 16, 2016

Jewish pride on campus is under siege

NEW YORK (JTA)—Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived or will arrive shortly on American campuses—and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their Jewish selves...

 
 By Jonathan Rosenblum    Opinions    September 16, 2016

National sovereignty

Political theorist Mark Lilla has noted the irony that “Once upon a time, the Jews were mocked for not having a nation-state. Now they are criticized for having one,” and their stubborn determination to defend it. That is why the dramatic...

 
 By Shimon Mercer-Wood    Opinions    September 16, 2016

Claims of state racism against Falash Mura outrageous

NEW YORK (JTA)—“We are committed to helping ensure that the State of Israel welcomes Jews of all colors.” “We say we have black lives that matter in Africa.” “In America, race has been a central area of Jewish concern historically.”...

 
 Calendar    September 16, 2016

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...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

CTeen of North Orlando kicks off another year of events

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Chabad of North Orlando kicked off its local CTeen chapter for the coming school year. CTeen is a worldwide club aimed at engaging Jewish teenagers in Jewish practice and identi...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Jewish Pavilion prepares for Rosh Hashanah

While most people prepare for the Jewish holidays a week in advance, the Jewish Pavilion staff begin their preparations several months in advance. Pictured are 50 challahs and honey cakes, service...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

BBYO launches $90M campaign with $30M of support

WASHINGTON, DC—BBYO is pleased to announce it has received an unprecedented $28.8 million in support from two long-time funders toward its newly launched $90 million, five-year “This Moment in Time” campaign. The campaign will enable BBYO to...

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Welcoming Shabbat with new Brookdale friends

Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers will be welcoming Shabbat with new friends at Brookdale Lake Mary the first Friday of each month. A lovely Kabbalat Shabbat, with a room filled with interested...

 
 Features    September 16, 2016

An artist in the family

Risa and Gil Dombrosky of Fern Park have a very talented artist in their family. Daughter-in-law, Crystal-who is married to their son, Adam-has been a professional artist for over 20 years....

 
 News    September 16, 2016

Impact of the Pulse massacre discussed at Temple Israel

In response to the Pulse nightclub massacre, Temple Israel organized a campaign to raise funds for the One Orlando Fund through the sale of T-shirts. The unique design, created by Emily Raij,...

 

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