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 News    February 24, 2017 

Chabad and UCF Jewish community to unite for Shabbat 1000

Hundreds of Orlando college students, faculty, staff and community members will gather together for a celebration of Jewish unity at the fifth annual Mega Shabbat on UCF's campus. The traditional...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Time to spring into fashion

On Thursday, April 20, the Jewish Pavilion will host its annual fashion show, where giving back to the senior community is always in style, honoring Friends Board secretary and resident "Funny...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

The Blue Card receives grant from Jewish Federations of North America for groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care

NEW YORK-The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing ongoing, direct aid to Holocaust survivors in the United States, has been selected to receive a grant of $120,000 from...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    February 24, 2017 

Jewish leaders applaud Trump's focus on Palestinian incitement

WASHINGTON—American Jewish leaders are enthusiastically applauding President Donald Trump’s call on the Palestinian Authority to remove anti-Jewish hate material from its school books. At his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Disney severs ties with YouTube star over anti-Semitic videos

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Walt Disney Company severed ties with the world's biggest YouTube star Tuesday following a series of anti-Semitic videos. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix...

 
 By Sarah Cooper    News    February 24, 2017 

Coming up-J-Serve Teen Task Force day

Save the date! The J-Serve Teen Task Force is more than excited to introduce J-Serve Orlando 2017 on Sunday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at the JCC. J-Serve is the international day of Jewish youth service,...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Temple Israel offers kosher-for-Passover wine tasting

The Membership Committee of Temple Israel has planned a kosher-for-Passover wine tasting at Total Wine, 160 E. Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs on Saturday, March 4. Temple Israel members and...

 
 By Edith Schulman    News    February 24, 2017 

These gals put the '8 Over 80' event together

The 8 Over 80 Honorary Dinner on March 5, sponsored by Kinneret Council on Aging, is to be a lovely affair, with eight octogenarians showing the community what it is to create a legacy of activism,...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

The roles of Jews in pre-Civil War Florida

Harry Green of the Amelia Island Museum of History will give “A Review of Jewish Influence in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South” with a focus on St. Augustine’s David Yulee, the first Jew to serve in the United States Senate, on Monday, Feb....

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Hundreds celebrate at Federation's Choices 2017

A capacity crowd of more than 460 women and men attended Choices 2017: Beautiful Inside and Out on Feb. 9 at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. It was one of the largest audiences in the 23-year...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

In praise of JAO's Horim U'Morim

Last month, Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated in style. Their annual gala, this year called "A Midsummer Night's Dream," was at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs on Jan. 21. The room looked...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Tasty Tu B'Shevat seders 

Many elder residents at the assisted-living, independent-living, Alzheimer and Rehab facilities in the Greater Orlando area have been treated to "tasty" Tu B'Shevat seders all throughout the month of...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

What can you do with your leftover matzah after Passover?

JFS Orlando's Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry receives hundreds of leftover boxes of matzah and other kosher products every year from local stores after the Passover holiday. Myrna Ossin's book, "What...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 24, 2017 

Trump and Netanyahu: Mixed messages of a diplomatic lovefest

WASHINGTON (JTA)-One state. Flexibility. Two states. Hold back on settlements. Stop Iran. When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: What a press conference! But wait. In the...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

A 'Tweet' day with Federation's Shalom Families

Eighty-five dads, moms and children joined PJ Library Orlando/Shalom Families on Feb. 5 for "Birds and Trees, a 'Tweet' Tu B'shevat Celebration" at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland....

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Enjoying Tu B'Shevat at Brookdale Island Lake

Tu B'Shevat Shabbat programs were held at various senior living communities earlier this month to welcome the upcoming spring harvest and celebrate the new year of the trees. Friends, residents and...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    February 24, 2017 

Evangelicals are ready to speak for Israel in Trump's Washington

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Evangelicals, who have been advocating for Israel for years, have historically let the Jews take the lead. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, for one, is excited that they are poised to take on a...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish journalist sticks up for Trump after being called a ‘liar’ (JTA)—The Jewish reporter whom President Donald Trump interrupted and accused of lying at a news conference defended Trump’s actions as owing to a misunderstanding. Jake Turx,...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    February 24, 2017 

Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees

NEW YORK (JTA)-Over 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his native...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Federation celebration!

More than 460 women (and quite a few men) converged on Congregation Ohev Shalom on Feb. 9 for Choices, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual women's philanthropy fundraiser. This year,...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Jewish Pavilion finalist in Victory Cup Initiative

It all began this past November, when a grant application was offered to Orlando area nonprofits by Victory Cup Initiative founder Ashley Vann. Now in its second year, the Victory Cup, received more t...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Six13 coming to SOJC

Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation will present Six13 Jewish A Cappella in concert on Sunday, March 5, at the Olympia High School auditorium. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Paul Ryan: Enforce the Iran nuclear deal, don't dismantle it

WASHINGTON (JTA)-House Speaker Paul Ryan said it makes more sense to rigorously enforce the Iran nuclear deal than to dismantle it, signaling diminishing support for pulling the United States out of...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Iranian official boasts of hitting Tel Aviv in just 7 minutes

(JNS.org) A senior Iranian official warned Saturday that if the U.S. launches an attack on Iran, his country could hit the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv in a matter of minutes.  “If the enemy chooses to shoot a missile in Iran’s direction,...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Trump says settlement expansion 'may not help' peace

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Settlement expansion “may not be helpful” in achieving peace, the Trump administration said in its first pronouncement on an issue that has confounded U.S.-Israel relations for decades. The White House announcement Thursday...

 

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