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Articles from the May 24, 2019 edition

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 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 24, 2019

UCF Shlichim help the deaf 'see the sounds' of Eurovision

The University of Central Florida's Shlichut Institute members participated in Israel's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest accessible to the deaf and hearing-impaired population by... Full story

 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 24, 2019

Algae bloom be gone! says Israeli company

Last July, then-governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in seven South Florida counties because of the algae bloom all across Florida's west coast. The pea-green, thick film covering the fre... Full story

 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 24, 2019

Nonstop EL AL flights from Orlando

Those who are planning to go to Israel this year, consider scheduling flights between July 2 and Aug. 27. This is when EL AL will have once-a-week flights out of Orlando International Airport. This... Full story

 By Ed Carroll    News    May 24, 2019

Fingerhut leaves Hillel for JFNA

CLEVELAND (Cleveland Jewish News via JTA)-Eric Fingerhut is leaving his position as president and CEO of Hillel International to take the same posts at the Jewish Federations of North America.... Full story


Growing strong in southwest Orlando

Orlando Torah Academy was founded in 2010 to bring the light of Torah to the thousands of Jews living in Central Florida. In less than 10 years, under the leadership of Rabbis Yehuda Schepansky... Full story


JAO director of academics receives full scholarship to Harvard summer program

Jewish Academy of Orlando director of academics, Nikki Buyna, was recently accepted to Harvard Graduate School of Education’s summer program titled “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership.... Full story


Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2019 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. - noon. “For more than 29 years,... Full story


Genealogy homework over summer break

While school may be recessed for the summer, it's not the time to stop your genealogy work. In fact, summer travel and the break from school can be very productive for family history researchers. On... Full story


Herman Wouk, legendary author who brought Judaism into the mainstream, dies at 103

BOSTON (JTA)—Herman Wouk, the Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday at the age of 103. His agent confirmed the news to The Associated Press.... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    May 24, 2019

NASA releases photo of Israeli moonshot's crash site

JERUSALEM (JTA)-NASA released a photo of what it says is the crash site of Israel's Beresheet lunar lander. The image taken some 56 miles from the surface of the moon by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance... Full story

 By Jackson Richman    News    May 24, 2019

Backlash follows Michigan Rep. Tlaib's remarks

(JNS)—Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is standing by comments she made recently that include saying that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust, thereby reiterating her support for a one-state solution. “There’s... Full story


Sen. Cory Booker needs a history lesson

(JNS)—New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seems to think that America has been supporting the creation of a Palestinian state pretty much since time immemorial. He’s badly in need of a history lesson. Booker made his latest comments in an interview with... Full story

 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    May 24, 2019

The final curtain

“A Near Death Experience.” Ever had one? There actually is such a thing. Been there—done that. Well, I did—and it ain’t a picnic. About two months ago I developed a cough that would not go away. We complacently kept the same primary... Full story

 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    May 24, 2019

The anti-Semitic methodology of apology

Lately, I have been awestruck, not by the increasing number of anti-Semitic incidences, acts, statements and publications spewing forth from supposedly educated and responsible people in government, academia, the arts, and other respected... Full story

 By Robert Rozett    Opinions    May 24, 2019

Sorry, Rashida Tlaib: Israel was not a consolation prize for Jews after the Holocaust

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Recent assertions made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib regarding the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel have no foundation in the historical record. In this imagined version of history, after the Holocaust, the Jews were... Full story


As Israelis hid in bomb shelters, DC synagogue honored terrorists

(JNS)—As Israelis took refuge in bomb shelters (again), and Palestinians celebrated in the streets as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad rockets flew overhead, one of the oldest synagogues in Washington, D.C.—the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue—s... Full story


The community needs to take action

Dear Editor: I just read Christine DeSouza’s article in the Heritage Jewish News regarding anti-Semitic material being taught in the Orange County Public School System (“Orange County School Board made aware of anti-Semitic curriculum, May 10,... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    May 24, 2019

Citrus Club happy hour will benefit Jewish Pavilion

Join other Orlando professionals after work on Monday, June 3, at the Citrus Club downtown for Central Florida Connects, a relaxed networking and social event in an opulent setting. Enjoy heavy hors d... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 24, 2019

Scene Around

I'll bet you didn't know... Well, some of us elders did! Major movie star, Gregory Peck, (who died in 2003 at the age of 87) once came to Congregation Ohev Shalom when it was in downtown Orlando.... Full story


Musical concert at Shalom Aleichem on May 31

Penny Goldstein D'Agostino, a professional trained singer and cantorial soloist, will share her gift of music at a concert at Congregation Shalom Aleichem, 3501 Oak Pointe Boulevard, on Friday, May 31... Full story



Gloria Faith Fischer, 88, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on May 15, 2019.  She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 18, 1930. Gloria was married to the late Bernard Fischer on Nov. 19, 1950.  She had a career in bookkeeping for her own... Full story


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