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Articles from the April 10, 2015 edition

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Schmoozing in the true spirit of Shabbat

Twenty-seven families from Congregation Ohev Shalom enjoyed celebrating Shabbat together March 27 and 28 at the Family Shabbaton. The Shabbaton was held at Camp Warren Willis in Leesburg with the... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 10, 2015

Pavilion Golf Society tees up to honor Pavilion founders

On Sunday, May 3, the Pavilion Golf Society (PGS) will host its third annual tournament honoring Jewish Pavilion founders and golf aficionados, Sheryl and Julian Meitin, at Alaqua Country Club in... Full story


P5+1/Iran research framework deal

(JNS.org)-Iran and the P5+1 (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) world powers have announced that a framework deal on Iran's nuclear program has been reached after marathon talks in Switzer... Full story


Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2015 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. “For more than 25 years, individuals who have made major,... Full story


What are children learning about Islam in school?

By Christine DeSouza "My people perish for lack of knowledge," said Laurie Cardoza-Moore quoting Hosea 4:6 at the beginning of an ACT! For America meeting on March 26. Cardoza-Moore, founder of the... Full story

 By Uriel Heilman    News    April 10, 2015

Obama and Netanyahu dig in for fight over Iran deal

(JTA)—For President Obama, the framework agreement reached last Thursday with Iran is a “historic understanding” that does more to roll back Tehran’s nuclear program than any possible alternative and avoids the risk of a destructive war in... Full story


'New' synagogue raising money for sefer Torah

There is a new synagogue on the block, although it isn’t really a new one. Perhaps the term should be “changed” synagogue. Congregation Shomer Ysrael, located at 5382 Hoffner Ave., Orlando, was for several years a Messianic congregation with... Full story


Meet the co-chairs of Choices

Faye Novick and Hali Poteshman are having a ball as this year's Choices co-chairwomen. Why is that? Because they're shaking things up with a witty, comedic guest speaker (renowned author Jennifer... Full story


Celebrate Israel Independence Day at the J

The Roth Family JCC in Maitland will celebrate Israel's 67th birthday and #OneJewishOrlando on the JCC campus on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. There will be Kosher food for purchase,... Full story


Yom HaShoah commemoration

The Holocaust Center invites individuals and families from throughout the community to join in commemorating Yom HaShoah on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center Gymnasium (next... Full story


After-Passover Sunday schmooze April 12 at Temple Israel

On Sunday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. until noon in the Roth Social Hall there will be bagels, beverages, newspapers, WiFi and, of course, schmoozing at 50 S. Moss Road in Winter Springs. Temple Israel brought back those delicious bagels just in time... Full story


My first gay wedding

Twenty-five years ago I was walking with a friend on the lower west side of Manhattan, nearly in the shadows of the World Trade Center towers. He was about my age and, as you figured out by my choice of pronouns, a guy. A male friend—one of my... Full story


A new age of Middle East insecurity

By Ben Cohen JNS.org Back in 2010, I interviewed Gerard Araud, who is now the French ambassador in Washington, DC, while he was still serving as France’s envoy to the United Nations in New York. We talked at length about Iran, and this was the... Full story


When ethnicity is an issue

Barack Obama had some nasty comments about Netanyahu’s election day call that Arabs were going to the polls “in droves,” which the President saw as Bibi’s eroding the meaning of democracy. In a post-election meeting with Arabs, Netanyahu... Full story


U.S. Jewish leaders turning against Obama on Israel

American Jewish leaders who supported the Oslo Accords or have criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now strongly challenging the Obama administration’s policy toward Israel. It’s the latest sign of a growing consensus in the Jewish... Full story


Who are the nuclear scofflaws?

Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect... Full story


With the Palestinians, Obama masters the art of pretending

President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, used his appearance at the recent J Street conference to take a carefully aimed jab at Israel’s prime minister. McDonough was irked that prior to the recent Israeli election, Prime... 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


A whole lot of celebration going on!

On Feb. 18, Sally Salamy (in blue top), celebrated her 103rd birthday with her husband, Maurice, (who turned 92 on April 4 and is standing to the right of Sally) and many younger friends shown here... Full story



Elizabeth Mack, age 79, of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at her residence. She was born on June, 26, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Louis and Bessie Brickman Weintrop. A homemaker, she married William Mack, who... Full story


Obituary - BETTY STEIN

Betty Diana Stein, age 89, of Orlando, passed away on April 1, 2015, at Florida Hospital—Celebration Health. Mrs. Stein was born in Boston, Mass., on July 18, 1925, to the late Harry Finberg and Dora Feinberg Finberg. She was one of five siblings... Full story



Eugene L. Stolper, age 69, of Kissimmee, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Health Central in Ocoee. Mr. Stolper was born in Queens, New York, on May 27, 1945, to the late Bernard and Ruth Armel Stolper. He was a real estate sales agent for... Full story


Women for Israel enjoy the fruit of the vine

Jewish National Fund's Women for Israel (WFI) hosted a Wines of Israel Tasting on Tuesday, March 24 at a private home in Longwood. Over 35 women enjoyed an evening that featured wines from vineyards... Full story


Heartbreak, Holocaust and humor

On the evening of Wednesday, April 15—the 27th of Nisan—candles will be lit around the world to honor the memory of the millions of Jews who perished during the Holocaust. On Yom HaShoah, we also remember the courage and defiance Jews showed... Full story

 By Shana Medel    News    April 10, 2015

UCF Hillel volunteers go to camp for Spring Break

"I wanted to do something different this Spring Break," said Daniela Weisz, a 20-year-old UCF junior and marketing major. And that is exactly what she and eight other students did: They traded in... Full story


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