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Articles from the February 28, 2014 edition

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 By Lisa Sholk    News    February 28, 2014

AIPAC/Federation meeting: America's pro-Israel community is strong

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Jewish Community Relations Council hosted a community briefing at the JCC Maitland... Full story


Chief rabbi of Ukraine urges Jews to flee Kiev after attack on students

(Algemeiner )-One of Ukraine's chief rabbis, Moshe Reuven Asman, urged Jews to leave the capital city Kiev following a reported anti-Semitic attack on two Chabad yeshiva students in the city last... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    February 28, 2014

Meet the Jewish Pavilion honorees

"Valerie Chestnut and Eve Homburger are two extraordinary women who have devoted themselves to our senior community," said Nancy Ludin, executive director of the Jewish Pavilion. "We are thrilled to... Full story


Community-wide celebration of Israel

Join the Central Florida community to celebrate Israel with "You Are Israel" on March 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland. Co-sponsoring the event... Full story


Beatles' Jewish manager remembered 50 years after band's American debut

Amid the celebrations and hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America and their appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," the man Paul McCartney called "the fifth Beatle"... Full story


Ben-Gurion researcher may have a cure for Type 1 diabetes

While methods of insulin administration have improved and modes of measuring how much insulin to give are far superior than they were in the 1920s, when insulin was discovered, there have been no... Full story


Last chance to hear Anne Frank's sister speak in Florida

Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, is a Holocaust survivor bringing her message of peace to Orlando. This will be her final appearance in Florida and it will be held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive in Orlando, at 7:30 p.m. on... Full story


UCF students to ride 'vomit comet' courtesy of NASA

ORLANDO-Flying at zero gravity is usually something reserved for astronauts in training, but Conway resident and UCF junior Samuel Benjamin, along with five other UCF students, will get the chance to...


J Ball is one week away

Approximately 300 people are registered for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando's J Ball celebration on Saturday, March 8. The event is the JCC's largest fundraiser of the year, benefiting... Full story


Nosh and shop at COSUSY's community sale

Congregation Ohev Shalom’s United Synagogue Youth chapter is hosting a huge community sale on Sunday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bagels also will be sold so customers can nosh and shop. Proceeds will go toward USY’s social action and... Full story


Responding to the J Street challenge

Ever since its founding in 2008, J Street, the liberal Jewish advocacy group, has expended a great deal of time and energy trying to convince American Jews that it is a credible and more ethical alternative to traditional pro-Israel organizations lik... Full story


Tikkun Olam

So, what does that mean? If it is the duty of the Jewish People to “Heal the World,” where would you start? Is it up to us to finally wake the world up to the fact that the world—our world—really needs healing? Yes, it is. No one in this wint... Full story


Hadassah et al

There is a long tradition, no less prominent in Judaism than in other cultures, of voluntary service and donations collected for the benefit of the needy or some other public purpose. There is also a long list of eleemosynary organizations that have... Full story


Reclaiming Anne Frank's Jewishness

Los Angeles—Anne Frank is the most universally known of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been read by millions of people around the world, and her tragic story of living in fear, hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex... Full story


Judea and Samaria have 'cities,' not 'settlements'

Dear Editor: In regard to the article in the Heritage Feb. 14 issue, about the communities, I would like to know where the funding for Ms. Paiss’ NGO comes from. The communities in Judea and Samaria are part of Israel.  The Knesset should annex... Full story


JAO move to JCC not a good idea

Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read your cover article in the Feb. 7 edition of the Heritage regarding a member of the community’s supposed “master plan” for the Maitland campus. I am referring specifically to Mr. Schwartz’s idea to... Full story


Scene Around

Where are fellow Jews?... This interesting and informative report comes directly from the World Jewish Congress Digest. It was checked for accuracy by me: “A new study utilizing data synthesis, rather than polling, estimates that 6.8 million Jews l... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest Holocaust survivor and subject of celebrated documentary, dies at 110 (JTA)—Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has... Full story


Hadassah reaffirms its commitment to the Hadassah Medical Organization

NEW YORK—In the wake of Hadassah Medical Organization’s announcement that it must restructure, the national board of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA) resolves to help the hospitals emerge from their financial crisis... Full story



Lillian (Lil) Burnstine passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Florida Hospital, Ormond Beach. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Burnstine, prior to her move to Florida 10 years ago, was a lifelong resident of Richmond, Va. She was one of four children... Full story



Lillian Gilbert of Longwood, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Florida Living Nursing Center in Apopka. She was 87 years old. Born in Baltimore, Md., on May 5, 1926, to the late Jacob and Sylvia Goloskov Blumberg, she was a bookkeeper for a real... Full story


Obituary - GOLDIE KATZ

Goldie Katz of Napa, California, passed away on Wednesday, Febr. 19, 2014, at Napa Valley Care Center. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Katz was born in Hungary on Aug. 1, 1918, to Morris and Freda Daskal Fink. She worked as the manager of a retail...



Melvin Manasse of Whitney Point, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Febr. 20, 2014, at Florida Hospital—Celebration. He was 66 years old. Mr. Manasse was born in Greene, N.Y., on Aug. 8, 1947, to the late Arthur and Rose Schloss Manasse. On Jan. 14,... Full story



Rabbi Marvin Richardson of East Brunswick, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Florida Hospital—Celebration. He was 61 years old. Rabbi Richardson, a native of New York City, was born on Sept. 10, 1952, to Gerald (Shai) and Ruth Nagel...



Evelyn Taylor of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Dr. P. Philips Hospital. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Taylor was born in Brooklyn, on July 20, 1919, to the late Isador and Minnie Slutski. Mrs. Taylor and was a homemaker. She is survived... Full story


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