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A celebration of 40 years of service at JFS Orlando

JFS Orlando's 40th Anniversary Gala was held on Sunday April 29th at Rosen Plaza. Guests enjoyed a harpist during the cocktail reception and a Frank Sinatra impersonator during dinner as part of the... Full story


Keep the music and traditions going!

When you are a people watcher and you see residents at an assisted- living facility being brought into a group area, you see "it"-The lifeless stares are heart breaking. The program begins and some... Full story



Nina R. Karlinsky, age 19, of Heathrow, passed away on May 2, 2018, at UFHealth/Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville. Nina was born on June 10, 1998, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Erica Cohen Karlinsky and Paul R. Karlinsky. The family relocated to t... Full story



haya v’Yakov, age 95, of Longwood, passed away on May 6, 2018, in her home at Village on the Green. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Ernest Rapp, and their son, Richard Rapp. She also was preceded in death by her... Full story


Obituary - JOEL M. SISKIND

Joel M. Siskind, age 49, of Windermere, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Fountain, Florida, in an automobile accident. Joel was born on July 10, 1968, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen Schusheim Siskind and the late Alan Siskind. He was a... Full story


'Transparent' will end after its upcoming fifth season

(JTA)—“Transparent,” the Amazon Studios television series about the Jewish transgender matriarch of a Los Angeles family, will end after its upcoming fifth season. Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who plays the lead role of Maura Pfefferman, was fired... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 18, 2018

After pulling out of the Iran deal, Trump is open to Plan B-but no one knows what that is

WASHINGTON (JTA)-When President Donald Trump teased and then announced he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, the next obvious question was, what next? What was Plan B? "Congress h... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Turkey recalls ambassadors to US and Israel amid Gaza violence JTA—Turkey recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Israel after at least 50 Palestinian protesters were reportedly killed at the Gaza border. South Africa also recalled its... Full story


American contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship A.M. ('Abe') Rosenthal and William Safire

JNS is proud to partner with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate 70 of the greatest American contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship in the 70 days leading up to the State of... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    May 18, 2018

Some rabbis say it isn't kosher to borrow from Quicken Loans because it's run by Jews

NEW YORK (JTA)—If you’re an Orthodox Jew with a mortgage from Quicken Loans, you might be in trouble. Agudath Israel of America, a major haredi Orthodox organization, issued a Jewish legal ruling last month prohibiting Jews from taking out loans... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    May 18, 2018

The Italian cycling champion who saved Jews during the Holocaust is given honorary Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Gino Bartali had already won the Tour de France once and the Giro d'Italia twice when he started taking the most dramatic bicycle rides of his life. Bartali was an Italian cyclist who... Full story

 By Batya Jerenberg    News    May 18, 2018

Obama, Kerry slam Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

It was the signature deal of Barack Obama’s presidency, and President Trump’s dramatic announcement Tuesday that he was withdrawing from it engendered very sharp reactions from both the former president and his secretary of state, John Kerry,... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    May 18, 2018

Jewish and pro-Israel groups' reactions pour in on Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal

(JNS)—Reactions from American Jewish and pro-Israel groups poured in following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday afternoon to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Among mainstream Jewish organizations... Full story


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