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Ruth Salzman marks 100th birthday

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, recently celebrated the 100th birthday of resident Ruth Salzman. Born... Full story


'Holocaust By Bullets' monuments erected throughout Belarus

How does one keep the memory alive of the 800,000 Belarusian Jews killed during the Holocaust? For two Jewish families with links to Florida, along with a couple from England, the answer was simple: O... Full story


In European Jewry's biggest song contest, Israel is always a winner

AMSTERDAM (JTA)—Each spring, the televised Eurovision song contest captivates the continent in ways that outsiders can never hope to understand. A sort of Olympics for patriotic power pop, Eurovision might attract the interest of, say, Jews... Full story



Rose Kellman, age 100, passed away at her residence at Monroe Village, Monroe Township, New Jersey, on Monday, May 7, 2018. Rose was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Oct. 7, 1917, the only child of the late Louis and Bessie Weinberg Sobel. She... Full story


Obituary - ELLY G. SOSKI

Elly G. Soski, age 86, of Lake Mary, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at her home in Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary. She was born on March 21, 1932, in Lvov, Poland to the late Benzion and Gitla Grunberg. Elly’s family was arrested by the... Full story


JNF-USA celebrates Israel@70 with a return to the homeland

This year, Israel marks 70 years of statehood—seven decades of intensive growth and remarkable achievement. Jewish National Fund-USA is proud of the formative role it has played in the country’s development, since before the founding of the... Full story


Nominations for Heritage Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community.... Full story

 By Gabe Friedman    Features    May 25, 2018

Five Jewish facts about the new Han Solo 'Star Wars' movie

(JTA)-"Star Wars" fans are eagerly awaiting the franchise's latest film, "Solo: A Star Wars Story." As its title suggests, the flick focuses on Han Solo, the legendary character made famous by... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

US envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with leaders in Qatar to discuss Gaza relief WASHINGTON (JTA)—U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt met Wednesday in Qatar with its foreign minister and discussed relief for Gaza, a notable meeting with one of... Full story


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