Articles from the January 30, 2015 edition

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Groundbreaking initiative launched to improve early childhood education

DENVER-A groundbreaking effort is underway to help synagogues and JCC early childhood education (ECE) centers increase enrollment, better engage Jewish families and build stronger connections to the... Full story


Herblock's political cartoons and graphic novels on exhibit at the Holocaust Center

Now through March 27, 2015, the Holocaust Center will be exhibiting, Herblock, the political cartoons of Pulitzer Prize winner Herbert Block. Sometimes called "the most feared editorial cartoonist in... Full story


The joy of a Jospel service at CRJ

The Congregation of Reform Judaism will host Seeds of Community with Cantor Lisa Levine at the Congregation, 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. CRJ invites the... Full story


New scholarship for middle schoolers

Jewish Academy of Orlando has announced a new merit scholarship program for the 2015-2016 school year. This merit scholarship seeks upcoming sixth- to eighth-grade students who exemplify high academic achievement and are well-rounded individuals.... Full story

 By Israel Hayom    News    January 30, 2015

Israeli bus driver who fought off Palestinian terrorist regains consciousness

Thanks to the efforts of a bus driver who fought off a Palestinian terrorist, the stabbing attack that injured 12 people aboard Dan Bus No. 40 in Tel Aviv last week did not end in a single death.... Full story

 By Uriel Heilman    News    January 30, 2015

Hezbollah, Argentine gov't fingered in death of AMIA prosecutor

(JTA) – The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller. Nisman-the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 b... Full story


Boehner on Netanyahu invite: Congress 'can make this decision on its own'

( While an Obama administration spokesman said Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) breached "protocol" by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to... Full story


Roth JCC relaunches Theater at the J

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando in Maitland announces the launch of a new main stage theater company called the Theater at the J. The company's premiere production will be... Full story


Temple Beth-El hosts former CNN correspondent

The Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties will be holding their 32nd community-wide Shabbot Service at Temple Beth-El, 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Fl 32174, tonight, Jan. 30, at 7:30... Full story


Scout Shabbat to honor founder of the Scout movement

All Jewish Scouts, families and friends of Scouting in Central Florida are invited to attend a Scout Shabbat on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Roth Jewish Community Center auditorium. Central Florida... Full story


Where's the peace process?

Waiting for someone in authority to say Kadish. It isn’t prominent in any of the major party platforms. To be sure, one must be wary of making any conclusions about what candidates say and write in the midst of a political campaign. If they are n... Full story


Interfaith dilemma

Truly, there must be peace-loving people in every religion. It is for this reason there are a number of interfaith events among Christians, Jews and Muslims. In hopes of achieving peace, many Christians and Jews assume all their Islamic counterparts... Full story


Tell me, where can I go?

Jews spent close to two millennia away from home. When the Romans finally expelled the Jews from their land, really upset because it took so long to beat their guerilla forces, we scattered to over 50 countries. Gone was the Second Temple, gone was o... Full story


The truth about no-go zones

Recently, a comment was posted on the Heritage’s website concerning an April 18, 2014, op-ed piece titled “Islamic enclaves in America,” by Ed Ziegler in his column “Remember, Never Again.” The comment read: “This is a complete fabrication... Full story


Palestinian Christians call for peaceful solution to conflict

Palestinian Christians warn that the current situation of no-war and no-peace with Israel is not sustainable in the long term, and say they want to see a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, which have been frozen for more than a year.... Full story


Outrage on the Mount of Olives

The controversy over whether to bury the French terror victims on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives is a reminder of the embarrassing failure to provide basic security at one of the Jewish people’s most sacred sites. The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom rep... Full story


Effort to damage Dershowitz beyond the pale

Dear Editor: (In responds to the Jan. 19 issue op-ed titled ‘Defending Alan Dershowitz is not a Jewish issue’ by Ronn Torossian) I don’t know where to begin. I do agree that defending Alan because he is a Jew is absurd. But the rest of this colum... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, January 30 - Friday, February 6

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500. Con... Full story


Introducing JNET-a new way of networking

Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando announces the launch of the Jewish Business Network, JNET. Spearheaded by a group of five enthusiastic “charter” members, Nancy Hecht-Faracchio, Gale Milgrim, David Brenner, Lawrence Kolin, and Bill Sholk, thi... Full story


Sharing success at genealogy meeting, Feb. 3

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando at its Feb. 3 meeting. The topic is “shared success stories.” Members will describe some of their biggest challenges in researching family history and how they overcame these obstacles. The dis... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 30, 2015

POPs meet Pop artist Stephen Gamson

On Jan. 15, the "Pearls" of the Jewish Pavilion (POP) enjoyed a state-of-the-art event featuring a gourmet luncheon, along with an eye-popping tour of the art-filled residence of Bob and Elaine... Full story


Pomegranate juice a vehicle for Hasidic help and healing

By Uriel Heilman NEW SQUARE, N.Y. (JTA)-Get Rabbi Shulim Greenberg talking about the health benefits of pomegranate juice and he sounds like a homeopathic nutritionist-with a Yiddish accent. Every... Full story


Bat Mitzvah - Sydney Ackerbaum Cox

Sydney Ackerbaum Cox, daughter of Joyce Ackerbaum and Matthew Cox of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland.... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Michael Joseph Finkelstein

Michael Joseph Finkelstein, the son of Drs. Kim and Howard Finkelstein of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Feb. 7, 2015, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Michael is in... Full story


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