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BBYO hosts International Convention in Orlando

ORLANDO-At a time when young people are socializing more online and interacting less in person, thousands of teens converged on Orlando Thursday, Feb. 15 for the BBYO International Convention, which...

 

Orlando Hadassah presents 'Un après-midi à Paris'

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents "An afternoon in Paris," the annual Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Luncheon and Fashion Show, on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health...

 

The truth behind the Pulse massacre

Twenty months after the terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub, three courageous women-a Muslim reformer, a Jewish feminist and an ex-Muslim-each of whom have first-hand experience with the trauma...

 

Annual J Ball will be rockin'

On March 14, The Roth Family JCC will host the biggest party of the year-its annual JBall. Rock the night away from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to the music of Michael Andrew and the J Life Magazine Swing Band at...

 

New entrance at JCC

Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, The Roth Family JCC’s preschool entrance was permanently relocated to within the JCC, no longer allowing for direct access from the parking lot. The exterior facing preschool doors that open to the parking lot will...

 

Mossad agent tells story of capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum, will sponsor a conversation with Mossad agent Avner Avraham on Wednesday, Feb. 21,...

 

Congregation Sinai annual golf tournament

Congregation Sinai, a nonprofit organization serving the community in and around Clermont, often holds food drives to help those in need and interfaith services and activities to promote better understanding among different cultures. The annual golf...

 

Rollins College presents a lecture on legacies of Jewish women

The Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Laura Levitt of Temple University titled "Jewish Women, American Feminism: Political, Religious, and...

 

Kids Mega Babka-llah Bake braids together fun and tradition

Jewish children from across Orlando are joining together with the task of mixing, kneading and making blessings at Orlando’s first-ever Mega Babka-llah Bake on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Chabad of Greater Orlando, lcated at 708 Lake Howell...

 

Tot Shabbat at Beth Am

Join Cantor Nina Fine as she leads a Tot Shabbat and Family Shabbat service on Friday, Feb. 23, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood.  The Tot Shabbat begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by dinner at...

 

Poland defies US, Israel by signing law 'whitewashing' Holocaust

(JTA)-Polish President Andrzej Duda signed and finalized a law limiting rhetoric about the Holocaust, leading to a rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The United States is...

 

Debate over Polish Holocaust law prompts an anti-Semitic media backlash

WARSAW, Poland (JTA)-Debate over a Polish law that proposes to outlaw rhetoric blaming Poland for Nazi crimes has prompted a wave of anti-Semitic comments in the Polish media. RMF, one of the largest...

 

JCC bomb hoaxer briefly escapes Israeli police custody

(JTA)—The American-Israeli man charged with making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the United States, including The Roth Family JCC in Maitland, and elsewhere briefly escaped from police custody in Israel. The computer...

 

Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort to host gala for Israel's 70th

(JTA)—An event marking Israel’s 70th year will be held at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The event scheduled for late March is organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which is selling...

 

Kinneret Council on Aging Readies for the 8 over 80 Gala

The Kinneret Council on Aging is in final preparation for the 2018 8 over 80 Gala to be held on Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018. Committee members Lynn Fenster, Carol Feuerman, Phyllis Kamanoff, Mollie Savage and Geanne Share along with Kinneret Director of...

 

Need Senior advice? Call the Orlando Senior Help Desk

The Jewish Pavilion's Orlando Senior Help Desk is a free information and referral service for seniors of all faiths and their family members. "When family members call us, they are often in a crisis;...

 

Planting friendships and shared celebrations

Tu'BShevat was celebrated with the residents of Brookdale Island Lake in Longwood and the 5th graders of Congregation Ohev Shalom of Orlando. Such heartfelt visits and celebrations are shared with...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    February 16, 2018 

Why is Ireland the most anti-Israel country in Europe?

(JNS)-The Irish and Jewish people share a common history of suffering cruel persecution and achieving national redemption against immeasurable odds. But today, modern Ireland is one of Europe's...

 

Ohev Shalom Men's Club's annual World-Wide Wrap

The Super Bowl was not the only big event on Super Bowl Sunday this month. Once again, the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom—like its brother organizations throughout the United States and beyond, under the auspices of the Federation of...

 

Germany recognizes Algerian Jews as Holocaust survivors

NEW YORK (JTA)-Nearly 80 years after being persecuted by the Nazi-allied Vichy French government, some 25,000 elderly Algerian Jews are being recognized for the first time as Holocaust survivors by th...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    February 16, 2018 

Everyone loved this French-Muslim singer's Leonard Cohen cover-Then they read her Facebook posts

(JTA)-In a deeply divided nation that is still reeling from a toxic presidential election last spring, as well as jihadist and racist attacks, Mennel Ibtissem's performances offered a rare vision of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Republican Jewish Coalition chairman says its members are ‘thrilled’ with Trump (JTA)—The chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition said its members are “thrilled” about the performance of President Donald Trump, especially with his...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    February 16, 2018 

Poland isn't the only country trying to police what can be said about the Holocaust

(JTA)-In 2015, Ukraine's president signed a law whose critics say stifles debate on the historical record of World War II and whitewashes local perpetrators of the Holocaust. Law 2538-1 criminalized...

 

PACE to Palestinians-stop funding terror

A Knesset delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was successful in softening the language of a resolution denouncing the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Israeli construction in the “occupied...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 16, 2018 

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues that already have women clergy

NEW YORK (JTA)-The Orthodox Union will not penalize its member synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but it has reaffirmed a policy that prohibits other synagogues from hiring women in...

 

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