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10th annual Mega Shabbat fosters Jewish unity

By the light of many candles and with the sound of prayer, Chabad at UCF celebrated the 10th annual Mega Shabbat in the Pegasus Ballroom early last month.  An amplified spin on a Shabbat dinner, abo...

 

UAE publishes book on Zionism written by Tel Aviv University researchers

(JNS) - For the first time since the signing of the Abraham Accords, an Israeli research book has been published in Abu Dhabi, announced Tel Aviv University. The UAE's largest public research institut...

 

Rabbi Engel heads to Ukraine

Rabbi Steven Engel of Congregration of Reform Judaism joined a group of Reform Rabbis to explore how they could help the situation in Ukraine. They contacted the JCC Director in Krakow Poland,...

 

Israel hosts landmark summit

(JNS) — Israel will host a landmark summit on Sunday night and Monday that will include the top diplomats from the United States, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will host the conference, the foreign...

 

Hadassah Orlando's annual charity event set for April 10

Hadassah Orlando presents the annual Bunny Rosen Women's Heart Health Lunch and Fashion Show on Sunday, April 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park. The gala...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

How do you snack? It’s easy to grab one of those pre-packaged, salty or sugary treats when you’re in a hurry during the work week. Try prepping your snacks (or even meals) on the weekends or at least the night before. Make your own...

 

Pop Up Exhibit at the Roth Family and Rosen JCCs

Renowned artist Mordechai Rosenstein will be at the Roth Family JCC April 3 through April 5 where he will be in the lobby creating a painting for the JCC's collection. Visitors to the center can see...

 

Joyful grandmothers on Grandparents' Day

On Friday, March 4, The Roth Family JCC held a Generation to Generation Shabbat. Attending the event were grandmothers with their grandchild. Shown here with their grandchildren are (l-r) Rhonda...

 

Madeleine Albright was 'a force to be reckoned with'

(JNS) - Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the position of U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer at the age of 84. A statement posted on Twitter said that Albright was "surrounded by...

 

AJC mourns the passing of Secretary Albright

(New York, NY) — The American Jewish Congress profoundly mourns the passing of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The secretary was not only a patriot and public servant in their most accurate forms, but was also a staunch advocate for...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 1, 2022

Bomb threats target 'Jew filth' at Jewish centers

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Security officials are reporting a spate of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions in a number of states. The threats came into Jewish community centers around the country in recent weeks, most recently in Pennsylvania and...

 

Israel is the 9th happiest country in the world

(JTA) — Israel is the ninth happiest country in the world, according to the World Happiness Report, a project of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Israel has moved slowly up the rankings in recent years, going from...

 

Scary and scarier

For us old-timers, it is beginning to feel like the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis all over again, in terms of worries about a nuclear conflagration. Vladimir Putin is waving around his tactical nuclear weapons, i.e., low yield nuclear bombs that would...

 

Once again, the UN is set to play word games to deny the Jews their history

(JNS) — The United Nations has a long history of inventing or redefining terminology to single out, demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state. Over the years, for example, the U.N. has invented a separate meaning for the term “refugee” when it...

 

Biden's Israel ambassador tells BDS group he wants Jews out of Jerusalem

(JNS) — Biden’s ambassador to Israel recently told participants in a pro-BDS group’s webinar that the real problem with the Palestinian Authority funding terrorism is that “it gives the ‘haters’ an excuse not to support the P.A. based on...

 

Infuriating Ambassador Nides

Perhaps it’s a coincidence that I just finished reading Richard Heideman’s new book, “The Bloody Price of Freedom” last week, the same week in which U.S. Ambassador Thomas Nides said that he was “infuriated” by settlement growth....

 

The Jew will always remain

Dear Editor: I read Daniel Greenfield’s article on ADL leaders Greenblatt and Eileen Hershenov (Feb. 18, 2022, “Meet the Obama mentor and Soros lawyer heading up the ADL’s civil rights”). ADL is part of the problem because the white...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. a...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 1, 2022

Colorado invokes a pro-Israel state law to divest its pension fund from Ben & Jerry's

(JTA) — In 2016, Colorado’s state pension fund passed a law pledging economic loyalty to Israel. That law is now being invoked as the state becomes the seventh to punish ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s over the company’s 2021 pledge to stop...

 
 By Naama Barak    News    April 1, 2022

Arab women in Jerusalem study Hebrew for a stronger future

(Israel21C via JNS) - Almost a decade ago, a group of women from the Arab Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya looked for a program where they could study Hebrew. They didn't find anything appropriate, a...

 

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

(JTA) - Late last year, months before a Russian missile landed near the Babyn Yar memorial outside of Kyiv, Ukraine, the site's foundation announced plans for a new museum to honor the 33,771 Jews...

 

RAISE February Employee of the Month

Kelly — Congregation Ohev Shalom and The Roth Family JCC Fitness Center Kelly has been an appreciated and valuable employee of both Congregation Ohev Shalom and The Roth Family JCC Fitness Center si...

 

A Purim play that everyone loves

Three cheers to the cast of the Purim play at Cascade Heights in Longwood, Florida. The Jewish Pavilion loves having seniors participate fully in every activity, and their role in the Purim cantata...

 

Scene Around

Jewish Super Talents ... William Edward Crystal was born on March 14, 1948. Of course you know him simply has BILLY CRYSTAL! Billy is an actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. (He is also one...

 
 By Naama Barak    News    April 1, 2022

Israel opens humanitarian field hospital in war-torn Ukraine

(ISRAEL21c) - On Tuesday, Israel began accepting patients at its humanitarian field hospital in western Ukraine, where it will treat people affected by the war raging in the country. Situated in the...

 

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