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 News    May 26, 2017 

First U.S. president to pray at the Kotel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to go to the holy site. Trump arrived there under heavy security Monday...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

White House said 'Jerusalem, Israel'

JTA—The White House used the term “Jerusalem, Israel” in a live video feed of President Donald Trump’s visit to the city, a departure from the policies of past administrations. The caption appeared on the video feed of Monday’s news...

 
 News    May 26, 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....

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

David Friedman, new US envoy to Israel, presents credentials in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem. During the ceremony Tuesday morning, Rivlin identified himself as...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    May 26, 2017 

Trump Administration's disavows claim that Western Wall is 'part of the West Bank'

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has welcomed a clarification from President Donald Trump's Administration that it does not regard the Western Wall in Jerusalem as...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Christian group urges Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

JNS.org—Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, the head of a leading Christian Zionist organization called on the president to fulfill his election campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pastor John...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

What is the status on anti-Semitism today?

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Jewish Community Relations Council is organizing and hosting a community briefing with Eric Ross, associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Pavilion Golf Tournament keeps ball in play for Orlando Senior Help Desk

The Fifth Annual Pavilion Golf Society was marked by friends, fairways, food, family, and the many fans of honorees, Elise and Dr. Henry Schilowitz. More than 80 golfers were in full swing at The...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Enjoying her Heritage!

Gloria Green, a former Jewish Pavilion program director, stopped by to see her friend Sylvia last week at Plantation Oaks assisted-living facility. Green reported that Sylvia is still getting The...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Ronald Lauder vs. Sheldon Adelson: Which Jewish billionaire has Trump's ear on Israel?

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—Bill Clinton consulted with folks who came up with him in Arkansas, George W. Bush preferred Texan veterans of his family’s hard-fought political battles and Barack Obama had his Chicago peeps. Who does the first...

 
 News    May 26, 2017 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Trump tells Netanyahu he ‘never mentioned Israel’ in meeting with Russians WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he “never mentioned Israel” in a meeting with Russian government...

 

Eliscu's newest book published

ORLANDO-Medical marketing specialist and author Andrea T. Eliscu, BS, RN, just released "It's Personal: The Art of Building Your Practice," her latest book on how to successfully market medical...

 

Huge win secured for Jewish schools

Teach Florida, a project of the Orthodox Union, secured a historic victory for Jewish schools in the 2017-18 Florida state budget, which allocates $645,000 to enhance security in Jewish day schools. This is the first time that the state of Florida...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 19, 2017

James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials

WASHINGTON (JTA)-"You make us better," James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 19, 2017

Israel's justice minister says Trump peace plan won't go anywhere-and she's happy about it

NEW YORK (JTA)-Ten days before Donald Trump was inaugurated, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked visited the Jewish settlement in Hebron. A community of several hundred ensconced in a city of 150,0...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    May 19, 2017

Israeli soldiers tell activist he is lying in hard-hitting video

An Israeli veterans organization has released a hard-hitting new video attacking Breaking the Silence—an Israeli NGO that publishes what it says are the anonymous testimonies of Israeli soldiers who participated in abuses against...

 

Genealogy workshops and IAJGS Intl. Conference

Do you have unanswered questions about family lost during the Holocaust? Attend the free upcoming JGSGO Workshop “Holocaust Research,” presented by Marlis Humphrey, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Thur...

 

Heritage nominations for 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....

 

Book launch and signing at the Holocaust Center

Featuring narrative poetry about real people from the Holocaust, author Holly Mandelkern will launch her first book, "Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in Poetry," at The Holocaust Memorial...

 

JFGO's Brennan attends Federation- organized security conference

Andy Brennan, security director of the Maitland Jewish Community Campus, was among more than 40 security directors from across the nation who convened in early May for a security summit in...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    News    May 19, 2017

69 reasons to love Israel shared at inter-generational program

"When I was so young, I didn't recognize the significance of Israel's becoming a state." So said one of the mature adults at Village On The Green senior community in Longwood, speaking of her...

 

Jewish Academy presents Living History Museum

The students of the Jewish Academy of Orlando took a step back in time as all grades visited the fifth grade Living History Museum. This interactive program is the culminating project of their...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

White House: Trump staffer’s Western Wall comment do not reflect administration policy WASHINGTON (JTA)—Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and do not...

 

French election winner Macron again rules out Palestinian statehood recognition

By Adam Abrams JNS.org As French citizens voted Sunday, their eventual president-elect reiterated previous statements ruling out unilateral French recognition of Palestinian statehood and committing to support for a two-state solution. On the eve of...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 19, 2017

President-elect Macron and his French Jewish supporters may be on a collision course

PARIS (JTA)-French Jews may have voted en masse for Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France's presidential elections, but that doesn't make him their dream president. Like many other supporters...

 

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