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Bat Mitzvah - LEAH GOLUB

Leah Golub, daughter of Craig and Stephanie Golub of Altamonte Springs, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 18 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Leah is in the seventh grade at...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 10, 2013

Scene Around

Oy vay… ”Oy Vay”! That expression really describes how I feel. I’ve written about the terrible increase in anti-Semitism in Europe recently. Now I find that the trend seems to be surfacing in...

 

31 things to do during Jewish American Heritage Month

NEW YORK (JTA)—May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a commemoration first recognized by President George W. Bush in 2006. Since then, hundreds of programs have taken place nationwide annually to h...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Iran calls for Arab countries to unite against Israel JERUSALEM (JTA)—Iran called on the countries of the Middle East to unite against Israel in the face of an attack on Syria. Iranian Foreign...

 
 By Debra Rubin    Features    May 10, 2013

Mother's Day flowers from Jewish Women International raise spirits, awareness

As the director of a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, Naomi Taffet sees a lot of women in tears. But once a year, for Mother’s Day, she has a chance to witness what she calls “happy...

 

6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Amy Winehouse Street NEW YORK (6NoBacon)—Amy Winehouse’s name may live on in the streets of her hometown—literally. Residents near the late singer’s old London neighborhood have been asked to...

 
 By Helen Nash    Features    May 10, 2013

Celebrate Shavuot with the best of the spring season

NEW YORK (JTA)—With its tradition of dairy meals, Shavuot is one of my favorite holidays. Arriving later in the spring—an ideal time to find delicious fruits, herbs and vegetables—it’s...

 

Torah navigation leads to new journeys

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—On Shavuot, we celebrate being given the Five Books of Moses by opening the gift and reading from the scroll. But first we need to find the place. How do we find our place in the...

 
 By Steve Dorsey    Features    May 10, 2013

Turkey's Jews worship quietly

ISTANBUL—As visitors heave open the thick, vault-like metal door to the Neve Shalom Synagogue on a discreet side street in the Galata neighborhood of European Istanbul, a skittish guard confronts them. Guests are shuttled through secure,...

 
 By Gil Shefler    Features    May 10, 2013

Meet Portland's mother of Mother's

PORTLAND, Ore. (JTA)—It’s brunch time at Mother’s Bistro & Bar and owner-chef Lisa Schroeder has a small crisis on her hands involving the accidental defenestration of a busboy. Moments...

 
 By Gil Shefler    Features    May 10, 2013

Amid Portland's Jewish population surge, community leaders try to lure the young and hip

PORTLAND, Ore. (JTA)—Jessica Bettelheim, a business ethics lecturer at Portland State University and a young Jewish mother, has little time to spare on weekends. Like other professionals her age,...

 
 By JNS    News    May 10, 2013

In Syria, reports of Israeli strike on chemical weapons site and increasing Islamic control of rebels

After the United States revealed that it now believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, the Israel Air Force reportedly struck a Syrian chemical weapons...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    May 10, 2013

Israeli couple is face of gay family reunification efforts

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A same-sex Israeli couple struggling against U.S. immigration laws are set to become the faces of the fight to extend one of the foundations of immigration policy to gays and...

 

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