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Scouts from all over attend Scout Shabbat at Temple Israel

Scouts from the Central Florida Council area took part in the annual Scout Shabbat. The event was co-hosted by Troop 641/Children of Abraham Foundation and Temple Israel in Winter Springs. Scout Shabbat brings together Scouts and Scouters of many... Full story


Be bop and croon at Congregation Sinai

Remember Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, James Taylor and more? Congregation Sinai will present Lynn and Joe Goldovitz and Friends who will perform American folk tunes and pop music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The event takes place on Saturday,... Full story


Beth Sholom Shabbat morning service

Rabbi Allen will conduct Saturday morning Sabbath services at 10 a.m. Feb. 27, at Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg. Guests are always welcome at Congregation Beth Sholom, “The Synagogue that Feels Like Family,” located at 315 North 13th... Full story


Scene Around

After years of writing this column... How amazing! About 37 years of writing this column and I am only 45 years old! (Oh shut up!) So sorry I missed last week but recently becoming a widow and then... Full story


JCRC forum speaker shares advice on combating BDS movement

More than 60 members of the Greater Orlando Jewish Community participated in "Combating the Delegitimization of Israel," a community education event held Feb. 17 at The Roth Family JCC in Maitland.... Full story


Local FASTSIGNS® recognized among top centers in the country

Local sign and visual-graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Orlando-Central, owned by Renee Friedman, was named one of the top centers out of more than 600 locations worldwide at the 2016 FASTSIGNS... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    February 26, 2016

How Syria and natural gas are pushing Israel and Turkey back together

TEL AVIV (JTA)-After years of false starts, Israeli negotiators went to Geneva last week for talks aimed at ending a long-running conflict with a regional adversary. It's not the Palestinians. It's... Full story


Key to good sex and relationships? Take risks

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—What makes for good sex? It’s an unusual question for the wife of an Orthodox rabbi to talk about publicly, but Doreen Seidler-Feller has made a career of it. A clinical sex therapist and professor at UCLA, Seidler-Feller has be... Full story


BDS South Africa lauds 'cancellation' of water confab

CAPE TOWN (JTA)—The BDS movement in South Africa welcomed the reported cancellation of an upcoming water conference featuring Israel’s ambassador to the country. But Israel’s embassy in South Africa denied the reported cancellation was... Full story

 By Nathan Lewin    News    February 26, 2016

The Supreme Court's Jewish gentile: My memories of Justice Scalia

WASHINGTON (JTA)-"When there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme Court," Antonin "Nino" Scalia told me, "I considered myself the Jewish justice." After Abe Fortas resigned in May 1969, there would... Full story


Who exactly were Court Jews, anyway?

(Jewniverse via JTA)—If you were a member of the European royalty or nobility in the early modern period, and you were strapped for cash, chances are you’d ask your Court Jew for a loan. The Court Jew—a position of strange esteem dating as far... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Clinton gets key Nevada win, Bush drops out after Trump takes South Carolina WASHINGTON (JTA)—Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, which was seen as a key contest for the former secretary of state in the... Full story


Meet the guys helping Israeli entrepreneurs make it big in the Big Apple

NEW YORK (JTA)-The hoodie-clad millennials tap furiously at their laptops. They're perched on colorful couches, or sitting at long, communal tables, munching on Fruit Loops from the built-in... Full story


Local high school senior recognized at BBYO's International Convention

Forty-one teens from BBYO's North Florida Region (spanning Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and Naples) joined more than 4,000 teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from 48... Full story


Our Jewish Orlando holds first Shabbat potluck dinner

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Our Jewish Orlando (OJO) held its first-ever Shabbat Potluck on Feb. 12 at the home of Aleah Mathews. Seventeen young adults brought main dishes,... Full story


Havdalah for the animals

On Saturday night, Feb. 13, Temple Israel held a Havdalah service in honor of the members' four-legged friends. Under Jewish law, animals have some of the same rights as humans do. They rest on... Full story


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