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  • Business Update: FASTSIGNS Orlando-Central recognized

    Feb 23, 2018

    FASTSIGNS® of Orlando-Central, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention recently held in Houston, Texas. Owned by Renee Friedman, FASTSIGNS of Orlando-Central received multiple awards including: the CEO Circle Award, which recognizes the top 25 centers with the highest sales volume in the U.S. and Canada between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017; the Two Million Dollar Threshold Award for surpassing $2 million in tota...

  • Hospice therapy-Jewish music

    Sarah Seltzer|Feb 23, 2018

    NEW YORK—It’s a bitterly cold winter morning in Brooklyn, but Brenda, a 101-year-old woman in a Jewish hospice facility suffering from severe short-term memory loss, has a special group of visitors show up in her warm room. Joelle Missry, a creative arts therapy intern, arrives with her guitar slung over her back and with her licensed music therapy supervisor by her side. She sits beside Brenda’s bed. For the next 20 minutes, Missry holds Brenda’s hand and sings a combination of old Yiddish songs with help from her team and Brenda’s home heal...

  • Obituary - LEAH CODRO

    Feb 23, 2018

    Leah Codron, age 72, of Casselberry, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1945, in Salisbury, Zimbabwe, daughter of the late Avraham and Felice Alhadeff Amato. She earned her associates degree and worked as an accountant in human resources. Locally, Leah is survived by her husband, Solomon Codron of Casselberry and her daughter Ann-Marie Cross-Codron of Longwood. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810....

  • Obituary - ALVIN M. SARNOFF

    Feb 23, 2018

    Alvin M. Sarnoff, DDS, age 93, of Longwood, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born in New York City on Aug. 30, 1924, he was a son of the late Julius and Martha Sapirstein Sarnoff. He was graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and served in the US Army during WWII in Europe. Dr. Sarnoff is survived by his daughters Jill (James) Riola of Oviedo and Lisa Gotchman of New Jersey. He is also survived by his grandson, Jordan Gotchman; and his brother, Charles Sarnoff. His wife of 55...

  • Why are Jewish leaders fighting about Qatar? Here's a scorecard

    Ron Kampeas|Feb 23, 2018

    WASHINGTON (JTA)-There's a battle going on among pro-Israel leaders, and it's over Qatar. It's like watching ice hockey players clear the bench for a brawl, only the antagonists are all on the same team. The folks lining up to praise or bury the emirate are best known for sharing the same stages, and often the same opinions about their overarching concern: Israel. But here they are, old friends at odds over another small Middle Eastern state surrounded by hostiles. What's going on? Here's a...

  • Two Israelis nearly lynched in Jenin, saved by PA forces

    Feb 23, 2018

    (JNS)-Two Israeli soldiers who accidentally entered the Palestinian city of Jenin on Monday were attacked by a mob of dozens of young Palestinians who also stole one of their weapons. The two soldiers, a man and a woman, were lightly to moderately injured. Images of the female soldier's bloody face circulated through social media, after she was injured from shattered windshield glass. She was evacuated to a hospital in Afula. Video from the attack shows the mob haranguing and attacking the...

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

    Feb 23, 2018

    Trump negotiators welcome Abbas’ recognition of Jerusalem as holy to Jews WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump’s top negotiators welcomed a U.N. speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that recognized Jerusalem’s holiness to Jews, a sign that the sides are edging back toward restarting peace talks. Trump administration officials nonetheless made clear that there was no retreat from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital made by the American president in December. In another sign that peace efforts could soo...

  • Boston mourns Jewish girl and best friend run down by motorist

    Penny Schwartz|Feb 23, 2018

    BOSTON (JTA)-A synagogue, a Jewish summer camp and the wider Boston community are mourning two teenage best friends who died Feb. 10 after being struck by a car. Talia Newfield, 16, who is Jewish, and Adrienne Garrido, 17, were killed late Saturday afternoon while they were crossing a street near Needham High School, where the two were juniors, in the suburb about 20 miles southwest of Boston. Friends and family remembered the girls as energetic track athletes who were well liked by their wide...

  • One drug could treat Alzheimer's, MS, Crohn's and more

    Abigail Klein Leichman|Feb 23, 2018

    (ISRAEL21c)-Could one drug effectively treat incurable inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis as well as neurodegenerative maladies such as Alzheimer's disease? Yes, says Prof. David Naor, speaking with ISRAEL21c at the Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology in Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem. All these diseases, he explains, are associated with pathological amyloid proteins that could be...