Articles from the April 6, 2018 edition

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Annual Yom HaShoah commemoration at CRJ this Sunday

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland invites the community to its annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah, A Day of Remembrance on April 8, at 2 p.m. at the Congregation of... Full story


Remembering Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994)

JNS is proud to partner with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate 70 of the greatest American contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship in the 70 days leading up to the State of... Full story


Sam Friedman as Hillel director

DELAND-Sam Friedman has been selected to be Stetson University's first Hillel director. In this position, Friedman will help shape Hillel as the center of Jewish student life on campus and engage... Full story


Trump honors Lubavitcher Rebbe

(JNS)—The White House published a proclamation by U.S. President Donald Trump honoring the memory of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, stating that March 27 is recognized as “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.” An event was... Full story


Last call for tickets to the Citrus Club's Toast of The Jewish Pavilion

Come join members of the Citrus Club as they honor The Jewish Pavilion at the April 16 "United For a Purpose" event. Hosted by the Club's Leadership Alliance and held in the Club's scenic downtown... Full story


COS Youth Players present 'Feathers in the Wind'

Congregation Ohev Shalom Youth Players present "Feathers in the Wind," April 15 and 18 at the synagogue. "Feathers in the Wind" is a comedy and musical based on the whimsical characters of the Wise... Full story


Enhancing membership at Temple Israel

Temple Israel, a progressive Conservative synagogue, prides itself on its lay leadership during services and Torah readings. This egalitarian model ensures that congregants will experience services led by people who are just like them on most occasio... Full story


When taxes are done, it's time to have fun

Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club is celebrating the post-tax deadline recess on Tuesday, April 17 at Miller’s Ale House in Winter Park Village, 1251 Lee Road, Winter Park. Enjoy some post-tax season relief—a beer and good conversation with... Full story


Anyone want to be in a road race?

Make this a race to remember and win one of the top male or female awards in your age bracket. The 34th Annual 5K Road Race starts at 8 a.m., Sunday, April 29, at The Roth Family JCC in Maitland and... Full story


Who says Federation events are serious?

That's Federation's leadership-(back row) Rhonda Forest, Ed Bromberg, Geanne Share, Jeannie Leavitt, Michael Soll and Ming Marx; (front row), Danielle Kris and Brad Jacobs-cutting loose at Choices... Full story

 By Shiryn Solny    News    April 6, 2018

At Mar-a-Lago, Christians and Jews celebrate Israel, unity and a strong partnership

(JNS)-As many as 500 evangelical Christians and Jews from around the world gathered on March 25 at U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.-otherwise known as the "Winter... Full story

 By Eliana Rudee    News    April 6, 2018

Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: 'A Light Unto the World'

(JNS)-Ahead of Israel's 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that he is donating an ambucycle to Israel's volunteer medic... Full story


John Bolton's appointment is an 'America First' move

President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint former UN Ambassador John Bolton to serve as his national security adviser is arguably the most significant single step he has taken to date toward implementing his America First foreign policy since... Full story


Swedish meatballs for Palestinian terrorists

(JNS)—Have you ever read a news report about a Palestinian Arab who starved to death? Even one? Of course not, because it never happens. Yet the foreign minister of Sweden is now claiming that the Palestinian Authority must provide salaries to... Full story


Terror here and elsewhere

A Palestinian used his car as a weapon and drove into a cluster of soldiers alongside an IDF base in the West Bank. He killed two and injured two others. A few days later, a Palestinian stabbed a security guard in Jerusalem’s Old City. Those were... Full story


Why AIPAC can literally count on support

(JNS)—At this year’s AIPAC conference, a great deal of attention was given to organizational efforts to present Israel as an attractive cause for Democrats and liberals to continue to embrace. As I noted earlier this month, while perils are... Full story

 By Monim Harun    Opinions    April 6, 2018

Israel, don't shut the door in the faces of asylum seekers like me

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel, don’t shut the door in our faces. My name is Monim Harun, an asylum seeker from Sudan. I was born in a small village nested between mountains and forests, where we lived together as one big family. At a young age I was... Full story


The end of the era of Palestinian deception

(JNS)—For a quarter of a century, the Palestinian Authority has cynically wrapped itself inside a fig leaf dubbed as the “Peace Process.” The naked truth, however, is that it has been using every means available to incite for, incentivize and... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom April 2018 schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Shabbat evening service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, April 13th at 7 p.m. This special service will include a commemoration of Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust... Full story


'GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II' on WUCF

The new PBS Documentary “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II,” based on a book by the same name, will be shown on PBS networks on April 11 at 10 p.m. This film explores the profound and unique story of 550,000 Jewish men and women who... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 6, 2018

'We march today because it's what we have to do to sleep tonight'

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The organizers of the March for Our Lives, almost all of them under 20, had a gun control agenda packed with specifics. They were able to get 800,000 people on and off of this city's... Full story


Choices 2018: Celebrations and transformations

More than 350 women and men converged on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus on the evening of March 26 for Choices, a community tradition that took on a bold, new look for its 24th year. Themed... Full story


Israeli food for thought: 33 percent of its eats goes to waste

(JNS)-A new report presents, for the first time in Israel, a detailed model for the estimation of food loss in the retail and distribution sectors: in retail chains, open markets, local grocery... Full story


Scene Around

FBI reports uptick on anti-Semitism... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest (got upset as usual) and pass it along: "According to hate crime statistics recently released by... Full story


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