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 By Christine DeSouza    News    March 24, 2017 

Meet the new rabbi in town

Rabbi Mendy Bronstein with his wife, Mussie, and three children (Yaakov, Batya and Bina ka"h) hit the ground running, so to speak, when they arrived in Altamonte Springs last September. They came...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

New JAO director of academics

This past week, Jewish Academy of Orlando invited its new director of academics to speak to the parent body. Alan Rusonik, head of school, announced that Nikki Buyna will start in June. As director...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Israel not apartheid state

(JTA)—A United Nations affiliate removed a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the Internet following a request from the secretary-general of the international body. Antonio Guterres asked the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western...

 
 By Gila Green    News    March 24, 2017 

Israeli tech revolutionizes heart attack detection

Just one drop of blood can tell within minutes if a patient has had a heart attack thanks to a revolutionary kit developed in Israel that is already saving hospitals time and money. More important, it can save lives. A health professional needs only...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    March 24, 2017 

Strong pro-Israel presence on campus chases away BDS activists

Standing up non-violently to anti-Israel activists on the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in South Africa had a positive effect during “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), and BDS demonstrators folded up their flags and didn’t even...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

The next 'My Jewish Roots' workshop roadshow: Analyze your DNA results

The April “My Jewish Roots” workshop, “Analyze Your DNA Results” is for anyone with an autosomal DNA test from any of the three major testing companies, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, or Ancestry.com. You likely have a very long list of potential...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Learn what's going on with I-4 at the next J-Lunch

The I-4 Ultimate project is the largest infrastructure project in Florida history. The public-private partnership is completely reconstructing 21 miles of the interstate in Orange and Seminole counties, including 15 major intersections and 140...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Passover cooking and Matzah Ball drop at COS

Congregation Ohev Shalom invites the community to participate in two enjoyable events that mark the weeklong celebration of Passover. Around the Jewish table cooking on Sunday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m. and the Matzah Brei Brunch and Matzah Ball drop...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Orlando Hadassah brings Cuban author to town

The Orlando Chapter Hadassah presents "Lunch with Cuban-born author Marisella Veiga" on Tuesday, April 4, at Congregation Ohev Shalom at 11:30 a.m. She will present her book, "We Carry Our Homes With...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Money sought for Jewish schools

The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved a measure setting aside $1.5 million to enhance security at all Jewish day schools in Florida. Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, said there had been 154 bomb threats reported at Je...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

COS Men's Club and Sisterhood sponsor art auction

On Sunday evening, April 2, the Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom will be sponsoring an art exhibition and auction featuring art in all media and price ranges. Approximately 160 pieces of art, memorabilia. and glass will be...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Hadassah of Williamsburg upcoming meetings

The Hadassah Chapter of Williamsburg will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m., at the Parkview Point Clubhouse in Williamsburg, which is near Sea World. The speaker for the meeting will be Sandy Berkowitz, who’s topic will...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    March 24, 2017 

Got sneakers? Please share for the homeless

It's not hard to be moved by an article that shares the story of struggling families, whether they are dealing with homelessness, hunger, or underemployment. What is hard is taking that desire to...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    News    March 24, 2017 

Teens and elders discuss present-day plagues

As Passover seders approach next month, and many Jews again recite the list of 10 plagues that were wrought upon the Egyptians, it behooves us to consider, "What are today's modern-day plagues, and...

 
 By Cantor Nina Fine    News    March 24, 2017 

Mezuzah mitzvah

Earlier this year during a Shabbat service with the Jewish Pavilion, a resident had requested a mezuzah for her room. She is a survivor of the Holocaust and she “hid” from persecution at a Catholic orphanage in Belgium. Her request inspired me...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Temple Israel/Temple Shir Shalom MAGAL celebrate Purim together

The festival spirit was alive and well during Purim 2017 at the Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning (MAGAL), the collaborative religious school between Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom....

 
 News    March 24, 2017 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ohio State Hillel drops Jewish LGBT group for co-sponsoring event by pro-BDS group (JTA)—Ohio State University’s Hillel cut ties with a Jewish LGBTQ student group for co-sponsoring an event organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization t...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    March 24, 2017 

Facing more powerful enemies, Israel's military steps up training

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around the Jewish state build up their power.  In the event...

 
 News    March 24, 2017 
 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    March 17, 2017

The amazing Orlando Jewish community crushed it!

Due to the added costs resulting from the recent bomb threats that JCCs have received since Jan. 4, The Roth Family Jewish Community Center took a risk. In order to raise the needed monies to cover...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Henri Landwirth honored

KISSIMMEE-Give Kids the World Village's Ice Cream Palace is getting a new look and new name to honor the 90th birthday of Village founder Henri Landwirth. The Ice Cream Palace will become "Henri's...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    March 17, 2017

BDS movement suffers setbacks

Israel's Knesset last week passed landmark legislation against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, representing just one of several setbacks this month for BDS around...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

While some parents pull out of JCCs, others vow to remain despite bomb threats

By Ben Sales (JTA)—When Cincinnati’s Mayerson Jewish Community Center was hit with a bomb threat on Jan. 18, Adam Bellows was satisfied with how the staff handled the preschool kids, including his two-year-old son. The kids, said Bellows, had...

 
 News    March 17, 2017

FCC grants waiver allowing JCCs to receive caller info

(JTA)—The Federal Communications Commission has granted Jewish Community Centers throughout the country a temporary waiver allowing them to receive caller information, in response to the recent series of bomb threats on the Jewish institutions....

 
 News    March 17, 2017

Israeli government votes to decriminalize marijuana

(JNS.org) The Israeli government voted in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining several other European countries and U.S. states that have adopted similar measures. At...

 

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