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CF Hillel celebrates 20 years

Central Florida Hillel has been shaping Jewish leaders for the last 20 years and is now taking the time to reflect and celebrate at a special dinner: "Honoring the Past, Charging into the Future: an...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 13, 2022

What do Jews say about abortion?

(JTA) — The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and our partner sites at 70 Faces Media have answered the question many times over the years, a testament to its persistence in political life and its significance to American Jews: What do Jews believe about...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    May 13, 2022

Senate rejects deal with Iran

(JNS) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected the Biden administration's outline for a deal with Iran. Members voted 86-12 to approve a motion that opposes the lifting of terrorism sanctions on Iran...

 

RAISE accepting applications

The RAISE work and social skills training program for adults with special needs is now acception online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a RAISE job coach. For more information or to apply, visit...

 

UCF Hillel students explore mental health wellness with JFS

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando continues to partner with Central Florida Hillel to better meet the mental health needs of UCF students. Since last August, JFS Orlando therapist Shaina...

 

Grief support group back in session

Grief is a noun that means deep sorrow especially caused by someone's death. The most difficult challenges include coping with the loss of a child, spouse, parent or sibling. The Jewish Pavilion...

 

Support the senior community and enjoy cocktails

The Jewish Pavilion is known for their fabulous fun events throughout the year. Their signature event is their summer cocktail party that normally attracts an audience of 150+ individuals of all...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 13, 2022

'Nuclear deal on the table must not be signed,' urges ex-Israeli national security adviser

(JNS) — The current draft of the Iran nuclear deal should “not be signed under any circumstances,” a former Israeli national security adviser has warned. Brig. Gen. (res.) Professor Jacob Nagel, who served as acting national security adviser...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 13, 2022

Antisemitic harassment reported at Rutgers Jewish fraternity

(JTA) — A historically Jewish fraternity at Rutgers University has been the target of multiple cases of antisemitic harassment this week, prompting the school to announce it would be increasing security on campus. Authorities said the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 13, 2022

AIPAC's new PAC is now the country's biggest pro-Israel PAC

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The political action committee affiliated with AIPAC, the pro-Israel powerhouse lobby, has in less than six months of existence become the biggest pro-Israel PAC, delivering $6 million to 326 candidates. It is also now endorsing...

 

Biden's 'equity' agenda hurts Israel and American Jews

(JNS) — It was one of the first things President Joe Biden did once he assumed office in January 2021. Though it has gotten almost no notice, it is almost certainly one of the most consequential acts of his presidency, and its impact will likely...

 
 By Moshe Dann    Opinions    May 13, 2022

Why do Arabs riot on the Temple Mount?

(JNS) — Arab riots on the Temple Mount in opposition to any Jewish presence on the Jewish people’s most holy site have exposed what the Arab-Israeli conflict is all about. It’s not about the lack of a Palestinian state or Israeli concessions...

 
 By Shmuel Katz    Opinions    May 13, 2022

When bullies try to dominate, good people are the losers

(JNS) — The world has entered a very challenging period due to various factors that enhance pre-existent undercurrents and allow them to boil over. The perceived weakness of the current United States government on the global stage has allowed...

 

Biden warns Israel against 'freedom of worship'

(JNS) — The Biden administration has announced that its titular head will be visiting Israel within a few months. Biden’s last high-profile visit to the Jewish State in 2010 ended with him staging a diplomatic incident and refusing to leave his...

 

Time to burn my passport

My wife and I, and five of our children, had a discussion over Shabbat dinner recently about giving up our U.S. citizenship. Five of my six children were born in the U.S. On my father’s side, I’m a second generation American. On my mother’s...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 
 By Cnaan Lipshiz    News    May 13, 2022

Speaking about Zelensky, Russian foreign minister says Hitler also had Jewish ancestry

(JTA) — The fact that Ukraine’s president is Jewish has hurt the credibility of Russia’s claims that it invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 to “de-Nazify” it. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tried to boost his country’s argument during an...

 
 By Richard Levy    Features    May 13, 2022

Where the word 'antisemitism' comes from

Hatred of Jews has been a feature of world history for centuries. But only in the late 19th century did a new specific word emerge to describe it.  What prompted the coining of the neologism...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 13, 2022

Pro-Israel groups say they won't let UN 'kangaroo court' go unchallenged

(JNS) — A collection of pro-Israel organizations has decided that an unprecedented attack on Israel requires a response. Israel faces a first-time-ever open-ended U.N. Commission of Inquiry created by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which includes...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    May 13, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Living at home - transportation issues

The instinct for many older people is to stay at home as long as possible. Even if a person at home has visitors, he or she may still be alone most of the time, especially if he or she no longer...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 13, 2022

Scene Around

So many celebrities ... not at all surprising... Of course we've all heard of WOLF BLITZER, famed journalist on CNN television. Well, Wolf, whose middle name is Isaac, had a most exciting upbringing....

 

RAISE April Employee of the Month

Cate - Central Florida Hillel and the Jewish Academy of Orlando library At Hillel Cate has the important job of getting the ballroom set up for over 200 students for the weekly Shabbat dinner. She...

 

University of Florida Birthright group lands in Israel

(New York, NY) - A group of students from the University of Florida arrived in Israel this Monday, marking the first of many Birthright Campus Trips this year. The contingent is one of 28 student...

 

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