Articles from the April 27, 2018 edition

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Jewish Academy of Orlando student wins International Heritage Competition

Maya Brenner, a fourth-grade student at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, was one of 50 winners in the 2018 Worldwide Jewish International Heritage Competition. The competition, called "My Family... Full story


Barbara Bush was 'gold standard' for first ladies

(JTA)-Barbara Bush "was the gold standard for what it means to be First Lady," the Republican Jewish Coalition said following her passing Tuesday night in Houston. The wife of the 41st president,... Full story


Henri Landwirth dies at age 91

Founder of Give Kids the World and a loyal philanthropist to the Jewish community, Henri Landwirth died on Monday, April 16, 2018. He was 91 years old. Landwirth and his twin sister, Margot Glazer,... Full story


Miller seeks seat in US Congress

Meet Loretta Miller. She is a Constitutional Republican running for Florida US Representative, District 15. "We need a strong representative who is not in the large corporation's pockets," she stated... Full story


A special dual-language Shabbat service at Temple Israel

The Jewish Community Relations Council and Temple Israel are joining forces to welcome Fuente Latina at a special Shabbat and presentation. The event, which is open to the public, will be at Temple... Full story


Celebrate Israel under the stars

The Jewish National Fund's Women for Israel is hosting "A vision for Israel's future through the preservation of its past" program, featuring Noa Geffen. The event will be held 6:30 p.m. on... Full story


COS Sisterhood's end-of-year event

On Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m. the COS Sisterhood will hold its end-of-year brunch featuring mentalist Mark Stone. Stone is one of the nation’s most sought after entertainers. He acquired an interest in ESP and began developing his skills early in h... Full story


League of Women Voters meeting

The League of Women Voters Orange County will present its first League Showcase/Orientation Session of 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park (free and plentiful parking). Open to... Full story


Walking in the footsteps of those who battled in 1948

(JNS)-Members of the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli civilians are jointly commemorating the decisive battles of the 1948 War of Independence ahead of national celebrations of Israel's 70th year of... Full story

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    April 27, 2018

US envoy blasts Palestinian negotiator's 'empty, self-indulgent rhetoric'

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, hit back Friday after being accused of automatically “repeat[ing] Israeli talking points” while “omitting any word of condemnation” of Israeli f... Full story


Christians United for Israel announces new leaders

(JNS)—Christians United For Israel, one of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organizations, announced new leadership team on Monday as the group seeks to build on its success in strengthening Christian support for Israel in the last decade. Acc... Full story


Iron Dome missile defense voted top Israeli invention

(JNS)—The Iron Dome missile-defense system has been voted the winner of Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry contest ranking of the greatest Israeli inventions of all time, in honor of Israel’s 70th Independence Day. In the first stage of the c... Full story


Banning the kippah

The Anne House employee isn’t the only person told not to wear his kippah at work. When Barry Vingerling, a 25-year-old Dutch Jew, started working at the Anne Frank House in 2017, he might have assumed his new employers would be sensitive to his r... Full story


Trump may have diplomatically boxed himself in

The Trump administration may be patting itself on the back by playing tough guy with tariffs in its effort to convince the Chinese government to return to the negotiating table for the purpose of revising reciprocal trade arrangements. President Xi,... Full story

 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    April 27, 2018

Fading memories

Truthfully? I don’t remember when I first heard the word “Holocaust.” In the 1940s I went to Bala Cynwyd Junior High and then Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, where out of 1500 students, less than 20 were Jews. In my senior year,... Full story


The universalist impulse and Anne Frank

(JNS)—In what must be considered a public-relations coup of epic proportions, the New Israel Fund announced this week that it would be benefiting from the sales of copies of Anne Frank’s diary. The diary is among the most beloved books of the 20t... Full story


A raw deal: U.S. weapons for terror sponsors?

(JNS)—There was a time when a proposed U.S. sale of sophisticated rocket systems to an Arab regime that finances terrorism against Israel would arouse fierce opposition from American Jewish leaders. So why are Jewish leaders silent in the face of t... Full story


Washington PLO envoy says J Street members are 'Palestinian allies'

(JNS)—The head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington office received a thunderous welcome on Monday afternoon from self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” activists at the 10th anniversary J Street conference. Despite a speech peppere... 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 a.m.;... Full story


Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community.... Full story


A toast to the Jewish Pavilion!

More than 200 supporters of The Jewish Pavilion and members of the Citrus Club gathered together April 16 for an elegant evening downtown filled with networking and philanthropy. Attendees to the... Full story


Spring Fashion Show success for The Jewish Pavilion

Over 100 fashionable ladies gathered at Bloomingdale's on April 12 to view the latest in spring fashion while raising funds to support the Jewish Pavilion. Among the attendees at the 2018 Elyane... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom May 2018 schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Shabbat evening service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Socialize with members and enjoy refreshments at the Oneg Shabbat following the service. The Rabbi’s T... Full story


Time to tee up at the Rosen JCC

The third annual Rosen JCC Golf Tournament is coming up on Monday, May 14. It will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club with shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a light breakfast. At 1 p.m. there will be a luncheon and... Full story


Scene Around

"Canada, Oh Canada"... That's how the song starts. I have a special feeling for Canada as my mom, Sally, was born in Montreal, Canada. Her parents, (my maternal grandparents) fled to Canada from the... Full story


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