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Bat Mitzvah - Samantha Keimach

Samantha (Sami) Keimach, daughter of David and Hope Keimach of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Sami is in the... Full story


Bat Mitzvah - Kaylah Mack

Kaylah Mack, daughter of Robert and Andrea Mack of Clermont, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on March 7, 2015, at Congregation Sinai in Minneola. Kaylah is in eighth grade. She... Full story


Brown's Deli puts a new spin on Hamentashen

All year long, Brown's Deli in Maitland offers freshly baked apricot and raspberry hamentashen, but now is the time for a Purim plethora of varieties. The traditional three-pointed... Full story


Temple Israel hosts Purim Carnival March 8

The entire community is invited to attend the annual Purim Carnival at Temple Israel on Sunday, March 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This year's games and activities have been greatly increased and will... Full story


SOJC celebrates Purim with style

As Purim is around the corner, it’s time once again for the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation’s (SOJC) annual Purim Carnival, which is happening on Sunday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SOJC. This annual event has always been fun for the... Full story


Purim celebration at Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the public to a festive Purim celebration and Game Day on Sunday March 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at On Top of the World, Arbor Conference Center, rooms E&F. We will have the traditional megillah reading of the... Full story


Celebrate Purim with Congregation Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom invites the community to a Purim Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 28. Festivities will begin with a potluck dinner at 4:45 p.m., followed by fun and games for the children. This year, the children will be donating their prize... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    February 27, 2015

Where does liberal icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren stand on Israel?

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has become a rising star in the Democratic Party through her focus on economic and social issues like income inequality and taking on Wall Street banks, triggering... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu, citing IAEA report, incredulous that Iran nuke talks are advancing JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “astonishing” that nuclear talks with Iran are proceeding despite a report saying that Iran is... Full story


Multi-faith aid to refugees may yield new narrative for Israeli-Syrian relations

When members of the pro-Israel community think of populations in need of relief, Syrian refugees are probably not one of the first groups coming to mind. After all, the proverbial elephant in the... Full story


Purim change of pace: a chocolate dough

NEW YORK (JTA)-Hamantaschen talk is always about the filling: prune, poppy, apricot and strawberry, just to name a few favorites. I love being creative with the fillings, but this year I wanted to... Full story


Purim meets country western and 'Fiddler on the Roof' at COS

On Wednesday, March 4, Congregation Ohev Shalom will welcome Purim country style. The entire community is welcome to join the country themed Purim Carnival from 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and then stay... Full story


Runway pets: Canine couture for a cause

Seventh grader Aubrey Stern has always loved animals. As she approaches her 13th birthday, Aubrey has been preparing to become bat mitzvah at Temple Israel in Winter Springs. So, it's no surprise that when Aubrey was told one of the requirements of b... Full story


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