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 News    May 2, 2014

JNF events with Tal Brody

ORLANDO—Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host a series of events in May with goodwill ambassador for Israel and basketball legend Tal Brody. A University of Illinois All American in 1965 and member of the ZBT fraternity, Brody led his U.S. team to a...

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 2, 2014

Scene Around

Good news for a change... Lately I have been writing about anti-Semitism sprouting up here and around the world. Finally, thanks to the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Digest, there is something positive...

 News    May 2, 2014

JFS Orlando is almost at their pantry re-stock goal

The Pantry re-stock challenge is in full swing at Jewish Family Services Orlando, and anyone can participate. The goal is for 5,000 pounds of food and $20,000, and they have already collected 4,893 pounds of food and $16,398. The Pantry Re-stock Chal...

 News    May 2, 2014

Hospice volunteers needed

Orlando—VITAS Innovative Hospice Care® of Central Florida needs volunteers in the Central Florida area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals© visits, visit with veterans,...

 News    May 2, 2014

Film 'Take Me Home' brings hunger awareness to community

On April 10, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Jewish Community Relations Council held a hunger awareness event, featuring the film "Take Me Home," by local filmmaker Famor Morales-Botero....

 News    May 2, 2014

Kinneret dedicates kitchen

The Kinneret Council on Aging and its board of directors officially dedicated their kitchen, “Nanny and Papa’s Kitchen,” in honor of Dick and Dottie Appelbaum. The dedication took place in the Delaney Dining Room, located at Kinneret Apartments...

 News    May 2, 2014

UCF Knights for Israel declare Israel's freedom

More than 250 students and community members attended UCF Knights for Israel first Declare Your Freedom Israel Festival on the UCF campus on April 6. It was a pro-Israel festival that celebrated the...

 By Natalie Schachar    News    May 2, 2014

By famed waterfalls, brainstorming a future for Latin America's smaller Jewish communities

PUERTO IGUAZU, Argentina (JTA)-The youthful group of 60 drew their chairs around tables strewn with jars of markers and the occasional Rubik's Cube, nearby chalkboards at the ready for jotting down...

 By Gabrielle Selz    Features    May 2, 2014

Restoring my German roots

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (JTA)-Four years ago, I applied to re-obtain German citizenship on behalf of my son and myself. Neither of us was born in Germany. I was born in sunny California and my son on Long...

 By Hillel Kuttler    Features    May 2, 2014

Seeking Kin: Israeli hospital's roots leads to a humanitarian

The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)—The contemporary multi-building complex that is the ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood had its roots...

 News    May 2, 2014

Learning community and team leadership

The Jerome J. Bornstein Leadership Class of 2014 met in April at the Rollins Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center for a workshop of Board Governance. The class was led by Emily Furlong,...

 News    May 2, 2014

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘Armed presence’ part of Kansas City JCC security upgrade in wake of attack (JTA)—An “armed presence” during most of the center’s operating hours is among the security upgrades at the JCC of Greater Kansas City in the wake of deadly...


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