JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge ends April 30

The Jewish Family Services' 2019 Restock Challenge deadline is fast approaching. Make sure to give your donation by April 30 in order to make it stretch further. During the Restock Challenge, The...

Our future innovative engineers will come from JAO

Jewish Academy of Orlando students develop problem solving and creative skills in the Innovation Lab, an elementary Makerspace, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math)...

President's Service Award goes to anti-Semitic hate group

The Zionist Organization of America condemned New York University today for deciding to confer a President’s Service Award on NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter, a group with a horrific record of harassing and intimidating Jewish...

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel approves thousands of new West Bank housing units By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Defense Ministry committee approved plans for the construction of at least 3,659 new housing units in the West Bank. It is the largest group of West Bank...

Airbnb will cancel ban on West Bank

(JTA)—In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website. The policy change came after two federal court settlements Monday between the vacation rental company and two groups of...

UNC alumus speaks out against the anti-Semitism conference sponsored by UNC/Duke

Ryan Stone, adult son of Mark and Susie Stone, attended the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, where he earned his master’s degree. He shared on Facebook a letter he wrote to the school and wanted to share it with...

Jewish high school students face emboldened anti-Semites

When Democrats failed to explicitly rebuke Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her anti-Semitic remarks, they sent a disturbing message beyond the Beltway—namely, that it is acceptable to use anti-Semitic tropes without facing any consequences....

Viewpoint: A mission and legacy that endures: A new era for HMREC

My mother, Tess Wise, a Holocaust survivor and an indomitable force in Central Florida, founded the Holocaust Center in the early 1980s, along with my father, Abe. Today I lead that same organization as board president at a pivotal time when we...

ISRGC now classified as a terrorist organization, and rightfully so

Dear Editor; The American Jewish Congress applauds the Trump Administration’s decision to classify Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. This marks a dramatic step forward in properly identifying the...

Badgered into submission

Jewish Media Resources www.jewishmediaresources.org In the political realm, power is roughly divided between Democrats and Republicans in the United States. But the cultural realm—mainstream media, the entertainment industry, and higher...

Passover's powerful message

As the sun goes down this evening, Jewish people in our own community and throughout the world will be sitting down with their families and friends to participate in the ancient Jewish ritual of a free people known as the Seder, the traditional...

'Old school' Passover popovers make a comeback

Passover popovers fall into the category of "old school" Jewish food. Like mandel bread or matzah brei, they're one of those dishes my grandmother always made during the holiday. These recipes were...

I celebrate Passover because my parents couldn't

(Kveller via JTA)-My son is 4 1/2, a delightful age when he is still full of sometimes grammatically incorrect sentences that provide a glimpse into the magical and unique way that children see the...

The Passover Haggadah story, now in graphic novel form

(JTA)-At Passover each year we are reminded that even though the original story is generations old, we are supposed to engage with the narrative as if we were slaves in Egypt. Unfortunately, most...

This Jewish mom is the mastermind behind OPI nail polish

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, 62, used to aggressively bite her nails. It was a chronic, nervous tick, and it had to stop. After all, she was the co-founder and creative director of a global nail polish...

Passover Chicken Schnitzel recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)—Schnitzel is one of my family’s favorite dishes throughout the entire year, but it is especially loved during Passover. With very small changes (as in, use matzah meal and almond flour instead of bread crumbs), this dish is...

Scene Around

First... let me wish all of you a happy Pesach. May you and yours face the coming year in good health and with much happiness. Sadly, our family faces a tragedy this Passover. The young South...

On living in Israel and not keeping kosher for Passover

(Kveller via JTA)—So I’m just going to come right out and say it: We don’t keep kosher for Passover. I feel a bit like a party-pooping high school senior who chooses not to go to the prom revealing that. After all, we moved to Israel to bring...

Passover rainbow cookie recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)—I love rainbow cookies. Love. And they are a serious obsession for my entire family. So when I made this recipe Passover-friendly last year, it was a wonderful, delicious game-changer for our Passover celebrations. Simply...

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