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Happy birthday Myrtle Skop Rutberg!

Myrtle S. Rutberg (center) celebrated her 106th Hebrew birthday on Sept. 14 with more than 360 women in the community at Chabad's annual Mega Challah Bake. She is shown here with her caretaker,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 22, 2017 

FEMA for houses of worship

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A tweet by President Donald Trump on Friday night, with Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey and his sister Irma set to ravage Florida, is renewing hope among Jewish groups that have long advocated for emergency assistance to...

 

Making Challah couldn't be more fun or inspiring

Sept. 14 was an evening of laughter, music, dance, prayer and unity among women at The Roth Family JCC and the Rosen JCC as each dug their hands into bread dough, braiding magnificent round Challah...

 

JFS responds to Hurricane Irma with available services

JFS Orlando is open and ready to assist Central Florida residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, counseling, emergency financial assistance.  It is JFS Orlando’s objective to address the...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    September 22, 2017 

45 years after the Munich Massacre, murdered Israeli Olympians get a memorial

(JTA)-Forty-five years after the murderous PLO attack on Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 games, a memorial dedicated to the victims opened today in Munich. The memorial-largely realized through the persistent efforts of family...

 

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)—A team of forensic analysts has determined that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who claimed that the president of Argentina covered up Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center, was...

 

How Jews around the world break the fast

By Gabe Friedman NEW YORK (JTA)—After weary and ravenous American Jews file out of Yom Kippur services, many return home to a similar meal each year to break the fast: typically bagels, lox and assorted accoutrements. For some, it’s an...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 22, 2017 

Now Israel has its own version of the 'alt-right'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—For many Jews, Nazis are public enemy No. 1, and using Nazi imagery to make a political point is strictly verboten. But some young, right-wing Israelis aren’t buying it. Inspired by the so-called alt-right abroad, their online...

 

Synagogue service schedule

Chabad House, Center for Jewish Life (Orthodox) Rabbi Yossi Hecht All services take place at 13030 CR 103 Oxford, Fla. 352-330-4466 www.ourchabad.org Services are free of charge. Please RSVP. Fri. Sept. 29, Kol Nidre, 7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 30, Yom...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu praises Trump’s defense of Israel as UN General Assembly convenes WASHINGTON (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump at the launch of this year’s U.N. General Assembly and praised his...

 

Despite protests, State Department says it will return trove of Jewish artifacts to Iraq

NEW YORK (JTA)-The United States will return to Iraq next year a trove of Iraqi Jewish artifacts that lawmakers and Jewish groups have lobbied to keep in this country, a State Department official said...

 

New beginnings with RAISE

Seated at a wide, long table in a room at Jewish Family Services in Central Florida are seven young adults (over the age of 18) with special needs, each accompanied by one parent who has agreed to...

 

Jewish Pavilion's 2017 High Holiday Schedule

Please join Jewish Pavilion program directors and volunteers for a high holiday service at any of these locations. The services are open to all. If you are looking for an address, please visit The Jewish Pavilion website, www.jewishpavilion.org and...

 

Celebrate a new Rosh Hashanah second day Reform service with Cong. Sinai

Joseph and Lynn Goldovitz, the multi-talented spiritual leaders of Congregation Sinai Minneola will blow the shofar and play the harp as well as conduct the upcoming High Holidays. All holiday events are celebrated and commemorated for 2 days....

 

Looking forward to another great year at Central Florida Hillel

It is a convenient occurrence (philosophically at least) that the Jewish New Year comes each year so close to the start of a new year on campus. Each year we get prepared to greet the New Year filled...

 

A new year with great expectations

Shalom, friends, The staff and Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando wish you and your family a sweet New Year 5778! We enter a new year filled with great promise and great...

 

JFS continues into the new year meeting the needs of community

As we prepare to enter our 40th year of serving those in need in Central Florida and the Jewish New Year, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando reflects on the lives we changed and the impact we h...

 

2017-18 High Holiday greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

Transitioning to an independent, assisted or skilled nursing facility can be challenging for many seniors, as it is never easy to lose a lifetime of independence. However, Jewish elders face a host...

 

Many new happenings at the Roth Family JCC in the new year

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and the start of new things. With the turn of the seasons from summer to fall, it's a great time for thoughts and introspection. This time of year also happens to...

 

May the Jewish Academy of Orlando grow 'meChayil El chayil'

The number 40 has great significance in the Torah and throughout rabbinic literature. The number 40 usually designates a time of radical transition or transformation. Consider the following: It...

 

Synagogue Service Schedule

Chabad House, Center for Jewish Life (Orthodox) Rabbi Yossi Hecht All services take place at 13030 CR 103 Oxford, Fla. 352-330-4466 www.ourchabad.org Services are free of charge. Please RSVP. Wed. Sept. 20, Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7 p.m., Dinner, 8:15...

 

Houston Jewish community 'could take years' to recover from Harvey

(JTA)-The Jewish community in Houston has seen "devastating" damage from Hurricane Harvey and could take years to recover, a federation official said. "Recovery like this-it is a disaster larger than...

 

'The Profound Effect' art exhibit opens at the Holocaust Center

There is a hauntingly solemn-yes not to be missed-art exhibit opening at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center on Sept. 10. The works were created by St. Petersburg artist Judith...

 

Hurricane Harvey relief effort

JFS Orlando has been in contact with its colleagues at Jewish Family Services in Houston. Despite difficult conditions, emergency officials are working to assess the damage that has already left hundreds of thousands of people without power or...

 

Jewish National Fund's 2017 National Conference in South FL

Jewish National Fund is set to host this year’s National Conference in South Florida at The Diplomat Resort and Spa from Nov. 10-13. JNF’s annual Conference brings together over a thousand committed leaders, philanthropists, young professionals,...

 

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