Articles from the May 29, 2015 edition
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Fourteen Jewish Academy of Orlando students celebrate graduation
On Thursday, May 28, the Jewish Academy of Orlando graduated 14 eighth-grade students at their annual end of the celebration. Five of the 14 graduates have been students at the Jewish Academy of... Full story
Many awards and recognitions given at JCC annual meeting
The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando held its annual meeting on May 19. The National Anthem and Hatikva were sung by the 39ers' Honorable Menschen Choir; a new board of... Full story
Arkins honored as a 'perfect fit' for Holocaust Center
The Holocaust Center honored local community activists, Susan and Gordon Arkin, at its annual Dinner of Tribute. The event raised more than $330,000 to support the Center's education and bullying... Full story
Jewish Business Network gets serious about off-the-wall tips
Guest speaker Jane Edelstein, president of Edelstein Associates, shares “Seven Off-the-Wall Tips for Better Business Meetings” during the Jewish Business Network’s gathering Tuesday, May 19, at Brown’s New York Deli in Maitland. More than 30... Full story
Summit highlights Arab displeasure with Obama over Iran
I will be interesting to see if Saudi Arabia’s King Salman gets the “Bibi treatment” from the news media this week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, you’ll remember, was accused of snubbing President Barack Obama when he addressed... Full story
Will Vatican's Palestine reference impact Jewish-Catholic ties?
WASHINGTON (JTA) – When considering the Vatican’s creep toward recognition of Palestinian statehood, think “Israel-Vatican” and not “Jewish-Catholic,” say Jewish officials involved in dialogue with the church. A May 13 announcement on... Full story
Pro-Israel voices tackle the war of ideas on college campuses?
Recent ordeals for Jews on college campuses include being probed on their religious identity in student government hearings, seeing swastikas sprayed on fraternity houses, and the presence of a student-initiated course accused of anti-Semitism. Pro-I... Full story
Wikipedia co-founder likes Israel but stays neutral
TEL AVIV (JTA)-In 2003, two years after the website was founded, the editors of Wikipedia faced a dilemma: How should they refer to the part-fence, part-wall Israel was building along the West Bank... Full story
Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award
Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2015 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. “For more than 25 years, individuals who have made major,... Full story
Why this weird-looking mushroom is called a 'Jew's Ear'
(Jewniverse via JTA)-What do Judas Iscariot and hot-and-sour soup have in common? A rubbery mushroom known as "Auricularia auricula-judae," or "Jew's ear." The term "Jew's ear" might make you feel... Full story
Hitchcock Holocaust film finds an audience, 70 years later
By Gabrielle Birkner NEW YORK (JTA)-"This was a woman," the narrator explained, as the camera pans over a figure so emaciated and burnt that it's barely recognizable as human. It's one of the more... Full story