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Founder of Florida Hospital for Children, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, retires

Dr. Richard Signer, who played a leading role in establishing not one but two of Central Florida's leading children's hospitals, is retiring this week after a 40-year career at Florida Hospital. Dr.... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    February 5, 2016

Influx of Mideast migrants brings fear of renewed anti-Semitism to Germany

While Germany takes pride in confronting its Holocaust past and maintaining a strong relationship with Israel, the European nation's recent influx of more than a million Middle East migrants-many... Full story


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"Freedom is not Free"... How well we know that statement! I, myself, have used it many, many times. But where does it come from? I recently found out when I received the following poem from The... Full story


Jewish Archive to hold panel on religious diversity in Polk County

LAKELAND—The Temple Emanuel Archive and Florida Southern College are joining together to present “Our Jewish Communion: Religious Identity and Growing Up Jewish in Polk County” on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Florida Southern... Full story


Sabbath service to honor Beth Sholom Board

Congregation Beth Sholom’s Board of Directors will be honored as Rabbi Karen Allen leads the congregation in Friday evening services at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. Board members include Linda Bork Kost, president; Burt Kraft, vice-president; Diane... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando and Habitat for Humanity provide hands-on lesson for students

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the second grade students from Jewish Academy of Orlando got the lesson of a lifetime, and it was not in the classroom. They were able to visit a Habitat for Humanity Winter... Full story


B'nai B'rith condemns Ki-Moon's remarks

B’nai B’rith International condemns the recent remarks of U.N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. During a session earlier today Ban spoke to the U.N. Security Council stating, “It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a... Full story


Kinneret residents enjoy Tu B'Shevat seder

Kinneret Council on Aging welcomed Susan Bernstein of Temple Israel to lead a Tu B' Shevat seder on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the dining room at Kinneret Apartments. Allita Dunn (shown in photo) and 20... Full story


U.S. and U.K. spied on Israel for past 18 years

The U.S. and U.K. have reportedly been spying on Israel for the past 18 years, watching for a potential strike on Iran and keeping tabs on Israel’s drone technology. U.S. and British intelligence “secretly tapped into live video feeds from... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Non-Orthodox, Diaspora leaders and Netanyahu praise Western Wall compromise JERUSALEM (JTA)—A chorus of non-Orthodox and Diaspora leaders praised the landmark interdenominational compromise on the Western Wall. The compromise will expand the... Full story


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