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For a Jewish baseball purist, Cuba beckons

(JTA)-To the dismay of baseball fan Kit Krieger, future travels to Cuba will no longer include get-togethers with ex-Washington Senators pitcher Connie Marrero. Marrero, who played for Washington...

 

Cong. Beth Sholom hosts Rabbi's Torah Roundtable

Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg will lead a Torah Roundtable on Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration Building (with the golden dome) at 7375 Powell Rd. (near Pinellas Plaza and 466A), Wildwood. The...

 

Celebrating Shabbat as a volunteer

Whenever a helper is needed at Shabbat services, Mary Carter Eick (standing), of Griswold Home Heath, is there, ready and available. Eick became involved with the Jewish Pavilion a year ago when she...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 16, 2015

Israeli group aims to help Arabs-and contain them

LOD, Israel (JTA)-He says he's a leader of a "Zionist settlement" movement, but Raz Sofer's home is no West Bank outpost. Sofer, 25, is the manager of a 100-member student village in this mixed...

 
 By Uriel Heilman    News    January 16, 2015

Amid $6M deficit, Detroit-area JCC may close

(JTA)-Amid persistent budget deficits, the Jewish community center building in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park may close this spring. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced Monday that...

 

Bess Myerson, only Jewish Miss America, dead at 90

(JTA)-Bess Myerson, the only Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America, has died. Myerson, who also was a spokeswoman for the Anti-Defamation League and donated $1.1 million to help found the Museum of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Victims of supermarket attack remembered at Paris synagogue PARIS (JTA)—Hundreds gathered with the leaders of France and Israel to remember the victims of an attack at a kosher supermarket near Paris. French President Francois Hollande and Israeli...

 

Million-dollar 'Chocolate Bar': First-grade buddies raise seven figures for rare disease

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark, with donations streaming in...

 

Ruth Popkin, pillar of Hadassah, JNF and Zionist movement, dies at 101

Ruth Popkin, who served as national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 1984 to 1988, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at the age of 101. “We have lost a leader of great dignity and accomplishment,” said...

 

Divers find prehistoric village beneath the sea near Haifa

(ISRAEL21c)—A water well that may be the oldest wooden structure ever found, and the oldest evidence of an ancient olive-oil industry, are among the preserved remains of a prehistoric village discovered underwater by Israeli researchers off the...

 

Horizon Bay displayed one resident's Chanukiah for all to enjoy

Moving into an assisted living facility does not mean you have to leave your lifetime of memories behind. When Ruth moved into Horizon Bay on Montgomery Avenue in Altamonte Springs last year, she...

 

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