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Articles from the October 31, 2014 edition

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 News    October 31, 2014

Students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrate Simchat Torah

The fall festivals concluded with the holiday of Simchat Torah, the celebration of the Torah. Students, teachers, parents and grandparents all came together to celebrate. The Jewish Academy of...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    Features    October 31, 2014

The last of the Monuments Men receives recognition

Last August, the Heritage reported about the sixth surviving member of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives program, better known as the Monuments Men, Rouben Sami, who lives in Winter Park. The...

 
 News    October 31, 2014

JCC South campus (property) sold to Rosen Foundation

Correction The Heritage headline on the front page of the Oct. 31 issue, ‘JCC South sold to Rosen Foundation,’ is incorrect and misleading. The Federation, understandably, is concerned that it will lead to confusion. The Jack and Lee Rosen...

 
 News    October 31, 2014

Beth Am honors Veterans Day 2014

Congregation Beth Am in Longwood invites all Jewish Veterans, our military men and women on active duty and their families to attend the Shabbat Morning service at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2014 in recognition of Veterans Day. Included in the invitation...

 
 By Edmon J. Rodman    Features    October 31, 2014

Shabbat on Halloween: Horror of horrors or wonder of wonders?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-With a borscht-curdling geshrei, Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. On a Friday night, trick-or-treaters, even Jewish ones, will be knocking. Should we open the door? Or should...

 
 By Alina Dain Sharon    News    October 31, 2014

Scrutiny of American Studies group's over boycott of Israel

About a year after the American Studies Association’s (ASA) widely condemned vote to endorse a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the organization’s policy on Israel is receiving renewed scrutiny over a practical application of that vote....

 
 News    October 31, 2014

First Lake County synagogue celebrates 60 years

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a gala luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 2, at noon, held at Pennbrooke Fairways, 501 State Road 44, Leesburg. Sixty years ago,...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    Features    October 31, 2014

Defying tradition, Hy Lake did not discriminate

In conjunction with the JCRC's Grits and Bagels Brunch, over the next few weeks, The Heritage is running a series of articles about local Jewish community members who made an impact on the Civil...

 
 News    October 31, 2014

JFS honors Schick with George Wolly Leadership award

JFS Orlando presents Friends of JFS Sunday Brunch in celebration of its 36th anniversary and to honor Sol Schick, recipient of the George Wolly Leadership award, on Sunday, Nov. 16 at noon at the...

 
 By David Bernstein    Opinions    October 31, 2014

Israel's emerging Muslim-majority ally

Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped update the Turkish air force and Turkey allowed the...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    October 31, 2014

With mixed emotions

Every time I pick up a newspaper (I am of that generational bent) I hold my breath. I do the same thing in turning on the news. Matter of fact, wife Rachel will greet me with “Anything in the news about Israel?” To be a Jew and to live like a...

 
 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    October 31, 2014

Islam and Palestine

Islam is a problem for the faithful, as well as for the rest of us. Its 1600 years of accumulated doctrines may not differ in essence from what Jews have accumulated in 2500 years or Christians in 2100 years. What is problematic, however, are all...

 
 By Ami Eden    Opinions    October 31, 2014

The 'Klinghoffer' play fails to live up to the controversy

NEW YORK (JTA)—“See it. You Decide,” the Metropolitan Opera of New York exhorts in a promotional push capitalizing on the controversy over its new production of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Well, I saw it. And I’m not sure which was more...

 
 By Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer    Opinions    October 31, 2014

'The Death of Klinghoffer' an injustice to our father's memory

On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old, wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremoniously threw his body and wheelchair overboard into the...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    Opinions    October 31, 2014

Ex-presidents and the Jews: Carter vs. Hoover

Ex-presidents seldom take an interest in Jewish affairs, with two notable exceptions. One is Jimmy Carter, who has repeatedly clashed with the Jewish community. Another is Herbert Hoover, an unlikely ally of the Jews who passed away 50 years ago this...

 
 Calendar    October 31, 2014

What's Happening - Friday, October 24 - Friday, October 31

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....

 
 News    October 31, 2014

Camp Barney Medintz sets Open House in Orlando

Camp Barney Medintz, summer resident camp of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, will present their annual new musical slide production in Orlando on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, beginning at 7 p.m. Jim Mittenthal,...

 
 News    October 31, 2014

Celebrating Shabbat at Brookdale Dr. Phillips

A Shabbat lunch was recently celebrated at Brookdale Dr. Phillips, an assisted living community, with a short service led by Jewish Pavilion Program Director Gloria Green, and assisted by volunteer...

 
 Life Cycles    October 31, 2014

Obituary - MARJORIE A. DREAYER

Marjorie “Marge” A. Dreayer, 88, of Lake Mary and formerly of Orlando, passed away Saturday Oct. 18. She was 88 years old. She has been a resident in the Central Florida area for over 60 years and a charter member of Temple Israel and was...

 
 Features    October 31, 2014

Enzian presents 16th annual Jewish Film Festival

The 16th annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival is a cinematic celebration of Jewish life, culture, and history. Six films will be shown during the weekend of Nov. 15-17. All will be shown at...

 
 Life Cycles    October 31, 2014

Bat Mitzvah - SARAH DANIELLE DORMAN

Sarah Danielle Dorman, daughter of Brian and Amy Dorman of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Congregation Beth Am. Sarah is in the seventh grade at...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    October 31, 2014

Scene Around

This is indeed a small world... The following is a poem titled “I’m Free.” The author is unknown to us: “Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my...

 
 News    October 31, 2014

Temple Israel Sisterhood hosts bestselling author at book discussion brunch

A brunch and book discussion with author Kristin Harmel will take place at Temple Israel on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Roth Social Hall. This event is sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Israel, and members of the entire community are...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    October 31, 2014

Jewish Pavilion's walk through the generations

"Each year, the Jewish Pavilion's A Walk in the Park, reminds us of the promise each generation has made to honor, respect and look out for our senior community," said Norma Ball, event co-chair. On...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    October 31, 2014

Pavilion seniors experience shared history at Lunch and Learn

While the Pavilion has been breaking bread with seniors in long-term care since 1998, there is much more to the organization beyond the challah. Executive Director Nancy Ludin noted, "Lunch and Learn...

 

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