Articles from the March 7, 2014 edition

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 By Alan Kornman    Features    March 7, 2014

Incredible reunion: Buchenwald survivor and his U.S. Army liberator

By Alan Kornman After sharing his harrowing story of endurance during the Nazi occupation of his home country, then recalling his internment in Auschwitz and liberation in Buchenwald, Irving Roth... Full story


Ukraine Jews hunkering down

(JTA)-The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe's largest Jewish communities on edge. After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 7, 2014

Rep. Cantor warns against isolationism

WASHINGTON (JTA)-When Rep. Eric Cantor took the stage last week at the Virginia Military Institute to deliver a wide-ranging foreign policy address, Auschwitz was on the House majority leader's... Full story


JFS launches restock challenge

Jewish Family Services Orlando, the Winter Park-based non-profit, human service agency, will begin accepting food and cash donations for its inaugural Pantry Restock Challenge. The Challenge runs from March 1 - April 30 and is aimed at restocking... Full story

 By Uriel Heilman    News    March 7, 2014

Hosting Israel critics? Jewish institutions damned if they do, damned if they don't

NEW YORK (JTA)-Just how open should Jewish institutions be when it comes to talking about Israel? That's the question at the center of a flurry of controversies over the last few days involving... Full story


Jewish groups provide assistance to Ukrainian Jews

( Jewish organizations have set up emergency assistance for Ukraine’s roughly 200,000-member Jewish community amid ongoing political unrest there. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) said that it is providing immediate... Full story


Pollard's release urged by demonstrators in Tel Aviv

( Hundreds of people demonstrated on Feb. 23 outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, calling on the U.S. to release imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. The demonstrators held signs reading... Full story


Camp J Southwest turns 5

Camp J will celebrate its fifth anniversary on the Jewish Community Center's Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus this summer, and preparations are already underway to make it the biggest... Full story


Helping seniors as bat mitzvah project

Jenna Gould is in the seventh grade at Markham Woods Middle School and preparing for her upcoming bat mitzvah at Congregation Reform Judaism in late April 2014. Jenna contacted the Jewish Pavilion... Full story


Celebrate Purim with Cong. Beth Israel of Ocala

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will celebrate Purim on Sunday March 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Arbor Conference Center (rooms E,F, and G) at On Top of the World. There will be a retelling of the story of Esther in English followed by a potluck... Full story


JWV of Volusia and Flagler

The Jewish War Veterans of Volusia and Flagler counties will host their next regular meeting at 10 a.m., Sunday, Mar. 9, in the Aberdeen Club House, 55 Allwood Drive, Ormond Beach. Volusia County activist Shannon McLeish will speak about the... Full story


The community stirs

At friendly dinners and agency meetings, on the phone and in emails, the plans outlined in a recent edition of the Heritage, detailing a way to restructure the Maitland campus and reduce if not... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    March 7, 2014

Robert Malley's return

That there is widespread anxiety over the Obama administration’s Middle East policies is hardly a secret. If we have learned anything over the past six years it is that, contrary to the conspiratorial theory that the so-called “Israel Lobby... Full story

 By Ed Ziegler    Opinions    March 7, 2014

American Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) was founded in Egypt in 1928 and is considered a terrorist organization by many countries, including Islamic countries. Its stated goal is to instill the Qur’an as the sole religion and political body in the life of... Full story

 By Olga Yorish    Opinions    March 7, 2014

Impress them upon your children

One of the basic duties of Jewish parents is to provide for the instruction of their children. The obligation to teach one’s children is set forth in the first paragraph of the Sh’ma prayer: “Take to heart these instructions with which I... Full story


Suggestions for a stronger Jewish community

Dear Editor: I would like to comment on some of the recent suggestions made as to the short- and long-term future and plans of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando as well as the agencies on the Maitland campus. While I am on the boards of the... Full story


Teach about, do not trivialize the Holocaust

Dear Editor: The way to memorialize victims and to teach the lessons from the monumental human tragedy of the Holocaust is through education—not through inappropriate contemporary Nazi analogies as argued by David Benkof (“The ADL should value... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, February 28 - Friday, March 7

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500.... Full story

 By Maayan Jaffe    News    March 7, 2014

Jewish world jams together, but what kind of music will it produce?

Jam session. Flash poll. A tapping into our collective mind. Almost three weeks ago, from Feb. 16-19, 2,135 people-61 percent between the ages of 18 and 34-participated with world Jewish leaders in... Full story



Lillian Gilbert of Longwood passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Florida Living Center. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 15, 1926 to the late Sylvia and Jacob Blumberg. She is also predeceased by a brother,... Full story

 By Jana Banin    Features    March 7, 2014

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Gaga playing Tel Aviv HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-The upcoming Lady Gaga concert has an official date and location: Sept. 13 in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park. The news was announced last week on the Israeli... Full story

 By Robert Gluck    Features    March 7, 2014

'American Hustle' conjures up story of Jewish con artist

When former New York Times reporter Leslie Maitland first heard that Amy Adams would be in "American Hustle," she smiled, thinking the actress would portray her.  In director David O. Russell's film... Full story


Scene Around

Literary genius to say the least... Literary genius and hero for sure! The following information comes from a TV program and also confirmed by me on the Internet. While watching ABC World News with... Full story


Seeking Kin: A cookbook's jottings prompt a woman's search

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)-The tattered book with the beige cover was just the sort of thing Tara Lotstein was looking to purchase... Full story


Hospice volunteers needed

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care® of Central Florida needs volunteers in your area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals© visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music... Full story


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