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6 takeaways from the Mueller report

NEW YORK (JTA)-Special counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was released to Congress and the public Thursday, adding new details to what had...

 

Local genealogist helps cousin find her birth family

Hear a compelling story of a woman's search to find her birth family, and succeeding with the help of a dedicated Orlando Jewish genealogist at the next Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    April 26, 2019

Jews who made Time 100 list

(JTA)—One week after winning election to a fifth term as Israel’s head of state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. Other Jewish people on the list include: Facebook founder...

 

AOC trivializes Holocaust memory

(Nashville, Tenn.)—Evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called out the ill-informed Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for trivializing the memory of the Holocaust by tweeting a statement by Pastor Martin Niemöller in defense of the...

 

Upcoming programs at the Holocaust Center during Yom HaShoah

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center’s Week of Remembrance begins on April 28 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. with the showing of the documentary film “Shanghai Ghetto,” produced and directed by Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann. Narrated by...

 

Community invited to Congregation Sinai America Sings Folk Concert

Congregation Sinai will host an exciting America Sings Folk Concert with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, May 18, at 1200 West Broad Street, Groveland, FL 34736....

 

COS annual Holocaust ceremony includes 'The Pianist'

On Wednesday, May 1, the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom will be hosting its annual Holocaust ceremony followed by the Academy Award winning movie, “The Pianist.” The yellow-candle ceremony will be led by Holocaust survivor Abraham...

 

Celebrate a traditional Mimouna, with an Israeli flavor

The Israeli-American Council is hosting a traditional Moroccan Mimouna celebration with food, drinks, exhibits of Sephardic customs, music and lots of Chametz tomorrow night, April 27, at 8 p.m.—10:30 p.m. Mimouna is a three-century-old North...

 

COS Pedalers invite cyclists on fun rides

Like to ride a two-wheeler? Please join the Congregation Ohev Shalom Pedalers for their next Sunday bike ride on the popular Seminole Wekiva trail, Sunday May 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. The Pedalers will meet at the San Sebastian Trailhead off of SR...

 

ZOA calls for investigation of UNC-Duke conference

Zionist Organization of America has called on the U.S. Department of Education to investigate whether federal funds were misused to organize a one-sided “academic” conference, hosted by the University of North Carolina and co-sponsored by Duke Un...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 26, 2019

2 Jewish billionaires pledge $122 million for Notre Dame

(JTA)-Two Jewish billionaires have pledged a total of $122 million toward the restoration of Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, which was ravaged in a fire. Lily Safra, a Brazilian philanthropist, said she...

 

Pelosi: 'No taint' of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

(JNS)—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday that the Democratic Party has “no taint” of anti-Semitism amid such remarks coming from congressional members, especially Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), whom Pelosi said is not an...

 

The false 'nakba' narrative

The term nakba, originally coined to describe the magnitude of the self-inflicted Palestinian and Arab defeat in the 1948 war, has become in recent decades a synonym for Palestinian victimhood, with failed aggressors transformed into hapless victims...

 

Rabbis not granted authority to speak in the political arena

(JNS)—The Conservative and Reform rabbinical leadership, along with affiliated lay groups and tepid pro-Israel groups, have revealed their elitist contempt for democracy and disdain for Zionism by appealing to U.S. President Donald Trump to force...

 

A fading friendship?

(JNS)—Dear (Former?) Friends, To: The ADL, Ameinu, ARZA, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Israel Policy Forum, MERCAZ USA, National Council of Jewish Women, Rabbinical Assembly, Union for Reform Judaism and United Synagogue of Conservative...

 

Socialist eras and errors

(JNS)—Socialism is cool again, thanks not least to septuagenarian Sen. Bernie Sanders and millennial Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC). Socialism has been cool before, of course, notably during the Great Depression, and what became known as...

 

otre-Dame will be rebuilt-but most European Jewish sites never will be

BUDAPEST (JTA)—Architecture and built heritage can be powerful symbols. Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most famous and familiar buildings in the world, visited by an astonishing 30,000 people a...

 

Failing at the ballot box, Jewish left lashes out

(JNS)—In the space of 48 hours last week, four Jewish Democrats in Congress denounced Israel’s prime minister, two more Democrats wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post denouncing Israel’s prime minister, and 10 Jewish liberal groups issued a...

 

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...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 26, 2019

SJP promotes Palestinian terror group's imagery at two colleges

(JNS)—The local affiliates of Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell and Binghamton universities in New York state have been promoting images created by a Palestinian terrorist organization on their respective social-media pages. Ahead of an...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 26, 2019

Pete Buttigieg keeps calling Mike Pence a 'Pharisee' and it angers Jews

(JTA)-Pete Buttigieg has a word he likes to use to describe Vice President Mike Pence: "Pharisee." Jewish scholars would like him to stop doing that. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend,...

 

Jewish Academy students enjoy a Disney-themed Passover seder

Jewish Academy of Orlando held a Disney-themed Passover model seder for its students, parents and guests. The students told the story of Passover in a traditional way with the four questions,...

 

Palestinians 'definitely' going to reject Trump's Mideast peace plan

By Ariel Ben Solomon (JNS)—The Mideast peace plan soon to be presented by the U.S. administration is likely not going to get very far upon its initial presentation, but it could provide Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President D...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 26, 2019

Seniors celebrate Passover with the Jewish Pavilion

Remembering is the essence of Passover: Each year on the holiday, we hold seders to retell the stirring story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt and passage from slavery to freedom. Not all of Orlando's...

 

Scene Around

A family filled with pride and rightly so... The family of the late Henri Landwirth, nationally renowned Orlando philanthropist and Holocaust survivor who created Give Kids the World and Dignity...

 

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