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UCF Judaic Studies Lecturer's Series presents David Barnouw

After the death of Otto Frank in 1980, David Barnouw got involved in the history of Anne Frank and her diary. He became one of the editors of "The Diary of Anne Frank-The Critical Edition," a... Full story


Upcoming events at the Jack & Lee Rosen JCC

Live onstage at the Rosen Event Center will be the Music & Comedy Show with entertainers Suzi Cruz and Timothy Hawkins. Refreshments will be available. This performance, sponsored by Cornerstone and Compass Research, will be on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2... Full story


New advocacy push delivering hundreds of millions in gov't money to Jewish schools

Being an Orthodox Jew can cost a pretty penny. There are the premium prices for kosher meat, the two sets of dishes, the mikvah fees. There are expensive lifecycle celebrations like brises and bar... Full story


Free income tax assistance

Tax-Aide volunteers, trained and certified by the IRS, will provide free income tax assistance at numerous sites throughout the Orange and Seminole County area starting Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 through Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Individuals seeking... Full story


JLI introduces five-week Hebrew reading crash course

A new, cutting-edge Hebrew reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute, promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only five weeks if they follow... Full story



Louis Selwyn Lazarus, age 69 of Longwood, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. He was born March 9, 1947 in Albany, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Rebecca Lazarus of Daytona Beach, and Beth (Scott) Salitsky of Austin, Texas.;... Full story


Uncovering my family's hidden Holocaust stories

(JTA)-Growing up, I had always heard the names Otwock and Karczew. Both are neighboring towns near Warsaw. Before the Holocaust, Otwock was home to some 14,000 Jews. Karczew had about 500 Jewish... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu and Trump to meet Feb. 15 WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will meet in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15. Trump “looks forward to discussing strategic technological military and... Full story


At Auschwitz, a Jewish journalist confronts his anti-Polish bias

OSWIECIM, Poland (JTA)—I did a shameful thing on my first visit 20 years ago to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In a guestbook outside an Auschwitz museum exhibit featuring information on 70,000 Polish non-Jews who were murdered... Full story


Super Bowl to feature teams with Jewish owners

(JTA)-Super Bowl LI (51) will feature teams with Jewish owners for the first time since 2012. Robert Kraft will see his New England Patriots, the American Football Conference champions, in the big... Full story


Super Bowl celebrations on a budget

(StatePoint) It’s that time of the year to gear up for the Super Bowl. But hosting a great football-watching party doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With these helpful money saving tips from the retail experts at Dollar General, you can easily thro... Full story


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