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Central Florida Hillel students turn out in force for AIPAC

Students from Central Florida Hillel attend the AIPAC annual event with Senator Joe Leiberman, who graciously spent time with the students afterwards entertaining their questions and sharing stories....

 

Holocaust Center launches ad campaign to 'Make Hate History'

This week, the Holocaust Center, located in Maitland, launched the first media campaign in the organization's 30-year history to raise awareness of its mission to combat racism, bigotry and bullying....

 

Joe Wittenstein honored

Joseph Wittenstein, Z"L, (1914-2008) had a remarkable grasp of the Orlando-area history and an ability to recall details from most of the 20th century that proved invaluable in understanding the city'...

 

What about the Temple Mount

Fellowship Church in Winter Springs presents Rabbi Eliezer Waldman on Tuesday evening, Nov. 28. He will be sharing the most current information regarding the Temple Mount and the world’s solidarity against Israel. Rabbi Eliezer Waldman is the...

 

Palestinians threaten to cut ties

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Palestinian Authority has threatened to suspend communications with the United States if moves ahead with closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, D.C. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat...

 

JP Connections honoree, Dolores Indek, puts smiles on people's faces

The theme for this year's JP Connections should be smiles, because the lyrics "Who can turn the world on with her smile?" (theme song for the "Mary Tyler Moore" TV show) can be applied to JP honoree...

 

JSU event at Oviedo High School rescheduled for Dec. 11

Holocaust survivors Genia Kutner and Gerald Biegel will share their stores with high school students (and anyone else) at Oviedo High School on Dec. 11. This program was originally scheduled for...

 

Hadassah hosts a luncheon with author Ellen Brazer

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah is pleased to announce that author Ellen Brazer will make an exclusive appearance for Orlando Hadassah on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom to present her latest work, “The Wondering Jew: My...

 

'The Profound Effect' art event presented by Hadassah

On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah will host a private showing of Holocaust Art by Judith Dazzio at The Holocaust Center in Maitland beginning at 1 p.m. Dazzio will personally...

 

Jewish National Fund announces new projects at its National Conference

At its 2017 National Conference in South Florida, the Jewish National Fund announced plans to expand its Alexander Muss High School in Israel and build a state-of-the-art park in Be’er Sheva. These new projects will further transform Be’er Sheva...

 

Mexico to stop supporting Palestinians

Mexico has reportedly announced that it will change its voting strategy at the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies by stopping to vote in favor of the Palestinians. According to Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Mexican Foreign...

 

Jersey town sued over laws deterring Orthodox Jews

(JNS.org)—A complaint filed by New Jersey’s Attorney General Christopher Porrino this week alleges that the New Jersey township of Mahwah has introduced laws that openly discriminate against Orthodox Jews, aimed at deterring them from moving into...

 

Statement on passing the Taylor Force Act

Washington, D.C.—The RJC released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks: Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took a big step to enhance the security of Americans and Israelis. Sponsored by Representatives Doug...

 

Iran turned down Israeli aid offer after earthquake

Israel offered aid to the Islamic republic after it was was hit by a powerful earthquake but was turned down, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Addressing the Jewish Federations of North...

 

Excited crowd attends Kehillah Exhibit opening

On Nov. 12, more than 400 people crowded into the second floor of the Orange Country Regional History Center for the long awaited opening of the exhibition Kehillah: A History of Jewish Life in...

 

Students show support for installation of Bruce Gould at JNF

Central Florida Hillel brought the largest student delegation in the country with over 28 students to come and celebrate the installation of Orlando's own Bruce Gould as the new president-elect of...

 

Federation: 'Empower the Jew in You'

Fifty Central Florida teens in grades 8 to 12 gathered Oct. 30 for “Empower the Jew in You,” a Community-wide Teen Education Evening organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO). Congregation of Reform Judaism hosted the event....

 

Men's Night Out hit it outta the park

More than 160 men from around Central Florida came together on Nov. 2 for an evening of camaraderie with all that "men stuff," you know-steak, drinks, and a great comedian. The event, co-sponsored by...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 24, 2017 

Stephen Bannon: 'I'm proud to be a Christian Zionist'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Stephen Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, called himself a "Christian Zionist" at the Zionist Organization of America's annual dinner. He also praised Repu...

 

Experts: international community 'pretending not to see' Iran's nuke deal violations

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump said that Iran wasviolating the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with the P5+1 powers. Now, it is clear that the Islamic Republic is disregarding the letter of the accord, but the international community is...

 

Rivlin urges 'unity,' 'engagement' to North American Jews

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin urged cooperation and mutual understanding in a speech Monday night (Nov. 13) to the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in Los Angeles. Rivlin...

 

Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group vows revenge

(JNS.org)—The Gaza-based terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) vowed Sunday to take revenge on Israel following the IDF’s recent destruction of a cross-border attack tunnel. The Israeli operation killed 10 PIJ operatives, including two...

 
 By Shiryn Solny    News    November 24, 2017 

'No loyal American need apologize for loving Israel,' Ambassador David Friedman states

Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    November 24, 2017 

This organization has trained 4,000 Jewish volunteers to keep synagogues safe

NEW YORK (JTA)-On a typical Shabbat in Teaneck, New Jersey, streets are blocked off outside of major synagogues. Uniformed off-duty police officers, paid by the synagogues for the morning, stand near...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor denies second sexual harassment accusation (JTA)—Jeffrey Tambor, the star of the Emmy-winning television comedy “Transparent,” denied sexual harassment allegations made by a female member of the show’s ca...

 

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