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Temple L'Chayim hosts special Holocaust memorial service

Temple L’Chayim of Clermont hosted a special Yom Ha’Shoah service to honor and memorialize the victims of the Holocaust as well as the national and international war efforts by all American Veterans. All veterans of foreign wars were invited... Full story


Hats off to another fabulous Choices

One would have thought she was entering Churchill Downs on the evening of April 14 as several hundred women donned colorful, flowery hats for Choices 2015. It was an evening for the women who are... Full story


Seeking kin: Remembering her mother's Holocaust agony, daughter rekindles a search

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)-The pain of losing close relatives in the Holocaust is so acute that it has afflicted multiple generations... Full story


'Star Trek' and Great American Songbook meet the Jews

(Jewniverse via JTA)—What happened to the classic songs of the 1930s and ’40s? The standards of the Great American Songbook crooned by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee or Ella Fitzgerald (and later made unforgettable by Data of “Star Trek”)?... Full story


JFS Orlando presents 'Eat Healthy on a Budget'

ORLANDO (April 15, 2015)—JFS Orlando will host a free interactive workshop series on eating, involving everything from food tasting to budget shopping. The series is called Eat Healthy On a Budget. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the... Full story


Beth Sholom Saturday morning service

Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg will lead the Saturday morning service at 10 a.m. on April 25. All are invited to attend. A Kiddush with light refreshments will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th... Full story


Photos of the soon-to-be gone Streit's matzah factory

NEW YORK (JTA)-As the Streit's matzah factory on the Lower East Side gets set to close, Jews in New York City and beyond are feeling the nostalgia. The last family-owned matzah company in the... Full story


Where BDS loses: unique steps in support of Israel on campus

Leading up to the 67th birthday of the State of Israel, more commonly referred as Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), it may be difficult to stay upbeat given the rising anti-Zionism and... Full story


The other Spielberg tells story of American pilots who fought for Israel in 1948

Not as famous as director Steven Spielberg is his sister Nancy, the filmmaker. Lesser known than the Israelis who fought for their country's independence were the American pilots who secretly joined... Full story


The Duggar family now includes an 'Israel'

(JTA)—It’s no secret that non-Jews are into Jewish names. Sarah Palin named her dog Hadassah. Gwyneth Paltrow (that perennially “almost” Jewish actress) and Chris Martin named their son Moses. In recent years, the name Cohen... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Witnesses attacked as neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party trial opens (JTA)—Witnesses in the trial of Golden Dawn party leaders reportedly were attacked outside the courthouse by supporters of the Greek neo-Nazi party. The trial convened Monday in the high-... Full story


Rabbi Adler gives commentary on Haggadah

Leading nine seders for the Jewish Pavilion for the first time, Gloria Green, program director for Southwest Orange County and downtown Orlando, reported many treasured moments, and stated that she... Full story


New Scouts join the Boy Scout ranks

Boy Scout Troop 641, which meets at the JCC in Maitland, is pleased to welcome 13 new Scouts from several area Cub Scout Packs in the last six months. The new Scouts are members of the Loggerhead... Full story


France's Jewish community: top-ranked schools

(JTA)-When mainstream French media report about Jewish schools, it's usually not good news. Sometimes, the reports are about controversies surrounding public funding of such institutions in a country... Full story


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