Articles from the February 8, 2019 edition

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Kinneret Council on Aging announces 8 over 80 honorees for 2019

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2019, 8 over 80 Gala to be... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    February 8, 2019

Israeli company's claim for cancer cure may be too good to be true

JERUSALEM (JTA)-A team of scientists at a biotech company in Israel claimed that they will have a cure for cancer-all cancer-within a year. Sadly, their claims were shot down by fellow scientists. In... Full story

 By Paul Lefton    News    February 8, 2019

Federation and JCC combine forces

By Paul Lefton In order to better serve the Central Florida Jewish community, The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The Roth Family Jewish Community Center have formed the JFed Alliance, the... Full story

 By JTA Staff    News    February 8, 2019

First Jewish Super Bowl MVP

(JTA)-Wide receiver Julian Edelman was named Most Valuable Player as the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. The Patriots' Jewish owner, Robert Kraft, also... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando offers a robust curriculum focusing on the whole child

Jewish Academy of Orlando marked the mid-way point of the academic year with strong academics, whole-child enrichment, teacher development, community partnerships, arts and new equipment in its... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    February 8, 2019

Orlando Ballet to perform at Pearls of the Pavilion luncheon

The Jewish Pavilion's annual Pearls of the Pavilion Luncheon, on Feb. 22, will be a gracious affair, with a catered gourmet meal accompanied by a private performance by Orlando Ballet II dancers. The... Full story


A night of Comedy in Cocoa

The Jewish Federation of Brevard is hosting a Comedy Night at the Space Coast Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The event features stand-up comedian Keith Barany, who presents comedy... Full story


Applicants sought for Israel educator workshop

The Center for Israel Education and Emory's Institute for the Study of Modern Israel will hold the 18th annual CIE/ISMI Educator Enrichment Workshop on Modern Israel from June 23 to 27 in Atlanta.... Full story

 By Brian Blum    News    February 8, 2019

Could an immunotherapy treatment from Israel cure cancer?

(ISRAEL21c)-Ten years ago, Dr. Michael Har-Noy, founder and CEO of a Jerusalem-based startup developing an immunotherapy treatment that could potentially cure cancer, lamented that the fight against... Full story

 By Yori Yalon    News    February 8, 2019

Birthright Israel sees record participation in 2018

By Yori Yalon (Israel Hayom via JNS)—Birthright Israel reached a new milestone in 2018, with a record 48,000 participants from around abroad and 8,300 Israelis. Birthright Israel, also known as Taglit in Hebrew, brings Jewish youths from around t... Full story


Finally, some movement against California colleges that disrupted pro-Israel events

(JNS)—Organized disruptors, both students and non-students, who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles last May might not be prosecuted, according to information from LA City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office. Ins... Full story


Why Israel needs the Nation State Law

On July 19, 2018, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament passed what is known as a basic law, declaring that the State of Israel is the Nation State of the Jewish people. Why did a majority of the 120 members of the Knesset feel it necessary to m... Full story


The dirty little secret of the 'diversity' agenda

(JNS)—If there’s one concept in Western progressive circles that is deemed essential for a decent society, it’s “social inclusion.” The promotion of diversity is assumed to be morally unchallengeable. That’s also the prevalent attitude among Jews... Full story


Wait, that doesn't make sense

(JNS)—The Palestinian Authority last week removed a photo from the website of one of its ministries because it showed a meeting of P.A. officials in which bottles of a popular Israeli juice were visible on the table. For friends of Israel, it was a... 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 a.m... Full story


Israelis aiding search at Brazilian mine disaster are met with praise and criticism

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)-Less than one month after Benjamin Netanyahu gained pop star status across Brazil for blending in with the locals during the very first visit of a sitting Isra... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    February 8, 2019

2 political power players join forces to take on Netanyahu in Israel's upcoming elections

JERUSALEM (JTA)-There's a new political power in team in Israel, and it hopes to defeat longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections. Benny Gantz, a former head of the Israeli... Full story


Cong. Sinai's magical fashion show a successful fund raiser

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood recently hosted their 10th annual fashion show and luncheon at Gabby's Banquet & Events in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from Orlando and Central Florida... Full story


Scene Around

Anti-Semitism in sports... I read this in the current issue of the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along: "The WJC and Chelsea Football Club recently held the final competitions of a global... Full story


JNF leaves no one behind

Jewish National Fund is once again calling attention to people with special needs and disabilities during Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion Month. As part of its focus on improving quality of life for all in Israel, JNF-USA is... Full story


A wave of anti-Semitism is bringing secular UK Jews closer to their roots

(JTA)-For most of her adult life, Rachel Riley was only vaguely aware of her Jewish ancestry. A moderately famous daytime game show television host, Riley, 33, is one of countless unaffiliated Jews in... Full story

 By Yisrael Medad    News    February 8, 2019

San Francisco files lawsuit against Airbnb

By Yisrael Medad (JNS)—A new lawsuit has been filed against Airbnb, this time in San Francisco. It alleges that the company, in its decision to delist accommodations owned by Jews in the geographical area of Judea and Samaria, is engaging in an “anti... Full story


Obituary - RUTH KLEIN

Ruth “Cookie” Klein, age 88, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Horizon Bay Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs. Ruth was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Morris and Sarah Reiner Himelfarb. A hom... Full story


Obituary - ROUBEN SAMI

Rouben Sami, age 97, of Winter Park, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Westminster Towers – Winter Park. A New York City native, he was born on Aug. 15, 1921, to the late Samuel and Regina Bivas Sami. He was a college graduate and worked a... Full story


A look at legal issues impacting the election

This is part 2 of a four-part series. There have been investigations of Prime Minister Netanyahu on possible legal charges relating to four different cases going on for years. The attorney general has not yet indicated which, if any, of the charges... Full story


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