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 By Lenore Roland    News    September 15, 2017 

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,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 8, 2017

Not even Harvey could stop this family from publishing Houston's Jewish paper

(JTA)-As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Houston Friday, Vicki Samuels Levy dashed over to the offices of the Houston Jewish Herald-Voice, took the proofs of this week's newspaper and went to her...

 

Israel sends aid to flood-battered Texas

Two teams of Israeli aid experts are on their way to Texas to provide vital relief and psychosocial support to the thousands of people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Tropical Storm Harve...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 8, 2017

Israelis again debate the price of a kidnapped soldier's body

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel's defense minister reignited the emotional national debate over what price the country should be willing to pay for the return of kidnapped soldiers, particularly the bodies of...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    September 8, 2017

Bryn Mawr suspends using name of founder

NEW YORK (JTA)-Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia said it will place a yearlong "moratorium" on the use of the name of a founder and past president who was a known anti-Semite. The name of...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    September 8, 2017

Abbas defiantly vows to continue PA terror payments policy

A leading Palestinian newspaper published an account on Monday of a tense encounter between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    September 8, 2017

Islam's weak connection to Jerusalem

Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity, nor was it ever mentioned in the Palestine Liberation Organization’s covenant until Israel regained control of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967. Ov...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders attacks on her led to Trump victory (JTA)—Hillary Clinton blamed attacks against her by Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary for president on her eventual loss in the general election to Donald Trump. In...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 8, 2017

American mayors' group, ADL announce agreement to combat hate

NEW YORK (JTA)—The mayors of America’s largest cities are launching a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to combat hate and bigotry. Nearly 200 mayors have joined the agreement, which was announced Friday, since it was first circulated...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    September 8, 2017

Upcoming UN 'blacklist' of companies tied to Israel invokes anti-Semitism

An upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem represents yet another attempt by anti-Israel actors in the United Nations to single...

 

Central Florida delegation to JCC Maccabi Games returns with medals

A delegation from Central Florida recently returned after competing in the 35th annual JCC Maccabi Games, a weeklong Olympic-style sports competition giving close to 3,000 teens the chance to gather...

 

JFGO meeting, short but sweet

The turn out for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Annual Meeting wasn't as large as in past years. Perhaps the weather, casting a gloomy, gray, cloud-covered sky that threatened rain, put a...

 

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