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Articles from the February 14, 2014 edition

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6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Portman helping Syrians HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-We didn't think it was possible, but Natalie Portman has gone and inspired us yet again. This time, The Times of Israel reports, the actress, director... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Alexander Dylan Bishop

Alexander Dylan Bishop, son of Missy Ward-Spaulding, Beaudon Spaulding and Paul Bishop of Longwood, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Congregation Beth... Full story


Hundreds attend annual communitywide Shabbat

More than 300 people filled the Temple Beth-El for the 31st annual communitywide Sabbath service. Most of the other synagogues were closed and the congregants all came together to pray as one. Gloria... Full story


Scene Around

Stayin' alive'... Stayin' alive'... No... I'm not referring to the famous movie "Saturday Night Fever" with actor, JOHN TRAVOLTA, strutting down the street. Rather, this article is about the new... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    February 14, 2014

Anne Heyman's legacy lives on in Rwanda

AGAHOZO-SHALOM YOUTH VILLAGE, Rwanda (JTA)-Anne Heyman's death during a horse-riding competition in Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 31 shocked and devastated many in the Jewish world. But it was Heyman's... Full story


JCC's Rosen campus let it snow and so much more

On Jan. 26, the 5th Annual Winter Festival at the Jewish Community Center's Jack and Lee Rosen campus featured a snow park, sledding, rides, inflatables, games, character experiences, interactive... Full story


Seeking kin: What's in a name? How about a family reunion

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)-For Rich Lindemon III, the brunch for six that Benita Schwartzman hosted in her Baltimore townhouse was... Full story


Countering terrorism-the right approach and solutions

On a chilly Thursday night while most of Orlando residents were at home keeping warm, Wallace Bruschweiler was connecting the dots on terrorist cell operations from the 1970s to today. Seventy people... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Virginia Beach students to make up school on Saturdays (JTA)-Virginia Beach City public schools will have classes on three Saturdays to make up for days lost from a major snowstorm last month. "We hope our community could be reassured that our... Full story


Pearls of the Pavilion help enhance lives

The Jewish Pavilion Pearl donors are generous with their time and resources. On Jan. 23, Lynn Minkow hosted the Pearls event and organized a fashion presentation. Close to 50 women enjoyed a gourmet... Full story


JFS' healthy eating, cancer risk event

The first Sharsheret event of the year, Jewish Family Services Orlando is sponsoring a workshop with Kathleen R. Morgan, MSN, FNP, NP-C, who will share the skills of mindful eating and how eating certain foods may help reduce the risk of cancer. The... Full story


New Jewish topics class at Kinneret

Sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion, residents of the Kinneret apartments are enjoying a new Jewish topics class and discussion monthly that are delving into many diverse subjects—from Jewish theological thoughts on reincarnation to what are the... Full story


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