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 News    April 21, 2017 

Remember the fallen and rejoice in Israel's independence

There are two events coming up at The Roth Family JCC. First, on Sunday, April 30, they will remember Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror at the annual Yom Hazikaron/Israel Memorial Day...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Reception for HaZamir Orlando

Congregation of Reform Judaism is holding an open house reception on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the synagogue, featuring a live performance of music by the HaZamir Orlando Chapter members-Alexa Schein,...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Heritage Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community....

 
 By Ariel Ben Solomon    News    April 21, 2017 

Will the world come around to Israeli public opinion on Palestinian statehood?

While the international community hangs on to visions of a two-state solution, Israeli public opinion is unified in asserting that the establishment of a Palestinian state is unrealistic and undesirable.  Only 12 percent of Jewish Israelis believe...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

PA suspends ties with UNRWA over curriculum changes

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority announced Thursday that it will suspend ties with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East over changes that make the agency’s school curriculum more sympathetic to...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Abbas plans 'unprecedented steps' to end West Bank-Gaza split

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the split between the PA-run territories in the West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. In a...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Orlando innovation briefing at AIPAC meeting

AIPAC is hosting a program titled "The Dynamics of Israel's Technology Market" with Daniel Frankenstein, co-founder and managing partner at Janvest Capital Partners. This event will be held Tuesday,...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Michelangelo's connection to Judaism and Kabbala

On April 25, Rabbi Benjamin Blech will discuss his book and research in to the secrets that Michelangelo wove in to his painting at the Sistine Chapel. The event is being hosted by Chabad Centers of...

 
 By Paul Miller    News    April 21, 2017 

As their Palestinian killer receives standing ovation, terror victims get the 'last word'

Anti-Israel activists gathered Sunday inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago to hear a discussion featuring convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmeah Odeh. Unbeknownst to Odeh and the...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 21, 2017 

A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic: Right to left, Jewish groups disagree

NEW YORK (JTA)—Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few, if any, Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a darling of the pro-Israel community. He led the...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

The annual J Ball is coming

Celebrate the "Magic of the J-Then, Now and Always" as The Roth Family JCC hosts its annual J Ball on Wednesday, May 10 at the Orlando Museum of Art. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 21, 2017 

When politics gets in the way of Jewish giving

NEW YORK (JTA)-Lisa Greer didn't think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel's West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Palestinian firebombing suspect shot by Israeli soldiers dies of his wounds (JTA)—A Palestinian teenager who was shot last month by Israeli troops while riding in a vehicle where passengers allegedly threw firebombs at Israelis has died of his...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    April 21, 2017 

Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech

TEL AVIV (JTA)-High-tech workers know there's no problem that can't be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

April showers bring May flowers

For the residents at Brookdale Island Lake flowers came early thanks to Zack Goldberg of Alexis Home Care. Goldberg is happy to deliver "Friday Flowers" in time for the weekly Shabbat celebration...

 
 News    April 21, 2017 

Family Shabbat with ice cream at Beth Am

What could be better than a family friendly Friday night Shabbat service and ice cream. Congregation Beth Am is hosting a Family Shabbat service on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m. This upbeat Shabbat will take place in a relaxed, youth-centered atmosphere...

 

Asher Ravede-youngest inductee into Running Series Hall of Fame

A few weeks ago The Heritage ran a story about Central Florida residents Jules and Elyse Baclar, who are marathon runners. Now in their late 60s and early 70s, they are still running strong. Asher...

 

Survivor to speak at high school

On Wednesday, April 26, Club L'Chaim and students at Lake Brantley High School will present a discussion about combating hate in current times. Titled "Never Again!" the keynote speaker of the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 14, 2017

Israel supports U.S. strike

Israeli leaders welcomed President Donald Trump’s surprise military action late Thursday to strike the airbase where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was believed to have launched a chemical attack resulting in the deaths of at least 86 Syrians,...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    April 14, 2017

Israeli response to Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations

TEL AVIV (JTA)-In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria on Tuesday, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging on...

 

13,000 teens participate in Jewish Youth Service

WASHINGTON, DC—Approximately 13,000 Jewish teens in more than 90 communities across 20 countries are participating in a day of community service and improvement projects this spring as part of J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth...

 

PA TV broadcasts 'religious rules' for beating wives

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority’s official television network gave viewers instructions on what a female reporter described as the Islamic “religious rules” that husbands should use when they physically abuse their wives, Palestinian...

 

Russia recognizes 'West Jerusalem' as Israel's capital

(World Israel News)—Russia’s Foreign Ministry shocks the world by declaring West Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. In a statement released today by its Foreign Ministry on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Russia took the unusual step of...

 

JCC bomb threats suspect traded millions in bitcoin

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org)—Israel’s Rishon Lezion Magistrates’ Court Thursday remanded a 19-year-old Israeli-American hacker from Ashkelon to police custody for an additional 12 days. It marked the suspect’s third remand since his Ma...

 

Federation's 'Pomegranates' celebrate philanthropy

A group of women dedicated to improving the world gathered March 30 at the home of Betsy Cohen for the annual reception of the Pomegranate Society, part of the Women's Philanthropy division of the...

 

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