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The adoptive grandparents program at the Jewish Pavilion

Sandi Trainor and her husband, Dick, live downtown in one of the buildings serviced by The Jewish Pavilion. They do not have grandchildren of their own, so they were eager to become “adoptive grandparents,” allowing them to connect to Jewish yout...

 

Pierce talks of love of Shabbat

(JTA) — In the middle of a racy viral Instagram video that preceded his firing from a broadcasting gig at ESPN, NBA legend Paul Pierce spent over a minute lauding the Jewish ritual of a sit-down Shabbat dinner. Pierce is not Jewish, but during the...

 

Obituary - BRAD WARREN CATRON

Submitted by the family On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Brad Warren Catron unexpectedly passed from us. Brad was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend to many. He will be remembered as a great musician with a fierce sense of humor. Bra...

 

Obituary - ELLYN HARBER GOLDSTEIN

Ellyn Harber Goldstein, age 81, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021, while under Hospice care. Ellyn was born on Jan. 11, 1940, in New York City to Carl and Sallye Harber. She was the fiercely dedicated mother to Jay and Howard,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 30, 2021

Two topics at J Street conference: Mahmoud Abbas says he's ready to 'remove obstacles' to relations with USc

(JTA) - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he was ready to "remove obstacles" to renewing U.S.-Israel ties, apparently signaling a willingness to stop the payments to the families of...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    April 30, 2021

Progressive Democrats seek conditions on US aid to Israel, others push back

(JNS) — Speaking at the virtual J Street national conference on Monday, former Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) indicated that they were willing to place conditions on the aid Congress...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of Palestinians protest barriers in Jerusalem during Ramadan By Ben Sales (JTA) — Hundreds of Palestinians have been protesting barriers placed in the Old City of Jerusalem during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The protests have...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 30, 2021

This chef, born next to a matzah factory, is delivering meals to Holocaust survivors

(JTA) - Growing up, Passover was always a special time of year for David Teyf. It wasn't just about the holiday. It was also the stories his family would tell about the matzah factory they used to...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    Features    April 30, 2021

Is your name on this list? Your Jewish roots might be in Cairo, Baghdad or nearby

(JTA) — In the late 1800s, the Ottoman Empire was looking to conscript men into its army, including the several thousand young Jewish ones who were living in the city of Baghdad.  The Jewish community didn’t like the idea of the imperial forces...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 30, 2021

Inspired by the pandemic, Jewish musicians are rolling out a year's worth of spiritual 'healing songs'

(JTA) - It was only about a week into lockdown last spring when Elana Brody took out her keyboard piano for a jam session. It was late at night, so it made sense that the new melody that came to her t...

 
 By Tess Levy    Features    April 30, 2021

The unexpected history behind Jerusalem's street names

(Israel21C via JNS) - Jerusalem is a city of history. Much of that history can be found in the ancient structures of the Old City. However, there's an aspect of Jerusalem's history that is much more...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 30, 2021

At least 45 people dead in stampede at mass Lag b'Omer holiday celebration in Israel

(JTA) - At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews to the northern Israeli...

 

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