Articles from the February 3, 2017 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 3, 2017

At dawn of the Trump era, two Jewish tribes descend on Washington

WASHINGTON (JTA)-"Cantor Kaufman!" Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of 3rd and D in Washington's Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and... Full story


Addressing bigotry on college campuses

Hatred of the Jews is real in our global network. Indifference and ignorance are no excuses to allow its terror to spread through propaganda and the false teachings of history. “Hate Spaces” is a powerful film about the college campus... Full story


Swastika-wearing man at UF

Michael Dewitz, 34, walked around on the University of Florida campus dressed in black and wearing a swastika armband. On Jan. 26, he stopped by the potato statue on Turlington Plaza and stood there... Full story

 By Gabe Friedman    News    February 3, 2017

Seven unexpected Birthright trips, from yoga to Instagrammed food

(JTA)-Birthright trips, the 10-day Israel tours offered free to young Jews, are so much part of mainstream culture that they have been copied by other religions, parodied on television shows like... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    February 3, 2017

For Jewish groups in Women's March, many causes to fight for and a long road ahead

(JTA)-One Jewish group that joined the Women's March on Washington has seen its online donations double since the election of Donald Trump as president. Another has twice as many guests as usual atten... Full story


The freedom to protest

Supporters of National Council of Jewish Women and other Jewish organizations come together on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. Please check out another... Full story


Jared Kushner OK'd for White House post

(JTA)—President Donald Trump can appoint his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser, the Justice Department concluded. In a 14-page opinion issued Friday, the department’s Office of Legal Counsel said that a federal... Full story


Machaneh Ohev celebrates 10 years: Open to the Jewish community

Machaneh Ohev, Congregation Ohev Shalom's one-week camp for children entering Pk-8th grade, celebrates 10 years this summer! The dates are June 5-9 and the camp takes place at the synagogue located at... Full story


Time again for StandWithUs Israeli Soldiers Tour

On Feb.15 and 16, the Israeli Soldiers Tour will come to the ROTC at University High School (5 classes) and the University of Central Florida. Similar to other tours, two reserve duty Israeli soldier... Full story


Pearl Luncheon goes on the road(show)

The Jewish Pavilion's Pearls of the Pavilion luncheon is going on the road, an "Antique-Style Roadshow" that is, at Heathrow Country Club on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The event will be chaired by Friends... Full story


COS students to celebrate Tu B'Shevat with seniors

Long before there was Earth Day, there was Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees. This celebratory observance marks the beginning of the growing season in Israel when trees are planted. Customs... Full story


Camp Shalom director coming to Roth Family JCC

Camp Shalom, founded by the Sokol family in 1971, is the only coed Jewish overnight camp in Florida. It is located in the heart of the Ocala National Forest (1.5 hours North of Orlando) and is situated on 115 acres with a 55-acre spring-fed lake.... Full story


Fake news and Israel

By Dr. Yvette Alt Miller Aish Hatorah Resources No headline seems too far-fetched when it comes to spreading false news stories about Israel. Fake news about Israel went mainstream recently when a member of Britain’s House of Lords re-posted a... Full story


U.S. knew of Nazi euthanasia gassings but remained silent

Ahead of this year’s marking of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27, new details have been revealed concerning how much the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration knew about the Nazis’ euthanasia policy, and why the U.S. failed to... Full story


Barack Obama, RIP?

Obama’s strength is a capacity to speak, and excite many of us. Sometimes in support of what he says. Sometimes in frustration about his slippery superficiality. Sometimes with greater enmity. That he is also black adds to the appeal for many, and... Full story


What Trump can do for Mideast peace on day one

(JTA)—In the run-up to his swearing-in on Friday, President Donald Trump made a series of big promises to Israel. Aside from his oft-repeated pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he has talked about reviving the peace proces... Full story


We'll lose the campus if Israel becomes a partisan cause

(JTA)—For decades, supporters of the U.S.-Israel relationship have insisted on strong bipartisanship rather than allying their cause with the Democrats or Republicans. So even while a typical bit of punditry over the past few presidencies was to... Full story


Now, more than ever, embrace solidarity

Dear Community Members, It’s been a challenging few weeks for the Jewish community of Greater Orlando and other Jewish communities, as an individual or individuals have sought to disrupt JCC and Jewish school operations across the nation,... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom February schedule

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat and Shabbat with the synagogue that feels like family. Rabbi Karen Allen will begin the observance on Friday evening, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a Tu B’Shevat Seder. This is a short seder celebrating the New Year of the Tree... Full story

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    February 3, 2017

Syrian opposition figures share their vision with Israelis, deflect Arab protesters

"You are living in a paradise in comparison to the Syrian people. Shame on you. We are being killed," said Issam Zeitoun, who lives in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights, in response to... Full story


Mary Tyler Moore turned the world on to fully imagined Jewish characters

(JTA)-There are plenty of paradigms in the history of humor for how Jews and non-Jews get along, or don't: as persecutors and victims, as saviors and saved, as allies against a common oppressor. All... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Samuel James Cooper

Samuel James Cooper, son of David and Daun Cooper of Oviedo, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Feb. 18, 2017, at Temple Shir Shalom in Winter Springs. Sam is in the seventh grade at... Full story


From chauffer to entertainer

Several years ago Stewart Bloom would drive his son, Andrew, who at the time was preparing for his bar mitzvah, to the monthly musicals at Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs. Andrew would... Full story


Scene Around

Delayed Bar Mitzvah celebration... I read this recently and think you will enjoy reading it as well: "YISRAEL KRISTAL, II3 years old, a survivor of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau who is... Full story


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