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Articles from the June 2, 2017 edition

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Jewish Academy of Orlando 5th grade graduation

On Thursday, May 25, 15 phenomenal students graduated from the 5th grade at the Jewish Academy of Orlando. The ceremony was held in the school's chapel. The program began with the students leading the... Full story


Trump, Netanyahu and Barkat receive 'Jerusalem Declaration'

JERUSALEM-Just prior to US President Donald Trump's whirlwind tour of Israel and the breathtaking and emotional 50th anniversary Jerusalem Day celebrations across the country, the staff of United... Full story


'Fairy godmother' helps homeless girls

Congregation Ohev Shalom member Sophie Schaked, 11, competed this past summer with girls from around the country for the title of USA Ambassador National Preteen, which she won. The newly crowned... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 2, 2017

Manchester Jews prepared for attack

(JTA)-Britain's bloodiest terrorist attack in over a decade occurred Monday just two miles from Rabbi Yisroel Cohen's synagogue. Yet one day after the deadly bombing in Manchester, Cohen told JTA he h... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    June 2, 2017

Short on time, Yad Vashem packing emotion into Trump visit with story of one young victim

JERUSALEM (JTA)-President Donald Trump spent just 30 minutes at Yad Vashem on the second and last day of his visit to Israel, but the leadership of the Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem... Full story


President Trump's visit to Yad Vashem

The President of the United States of America,  Donald J. Trump, participated in a memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem on 23 May 2017. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev accompanied President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump while at Yad Vashem.... Full story


Rocket fired at Israel from Egypt on second day of Trump's visit

(JNS.org) During the second day of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, a rocket was fired at the Jewish state Tuesday from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.  The IDF confirmed the rocket landed in Israeli territory, but in an open area, causing... Full story


Holocaust Center talks Jim Crow, local civil rights activists

MAITLAND-This summer, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center extends its conversation about human rights and social justice to a more local focus: the Civil Rights Movement. In a series... Full story


Let's go to the movies this weekend

Here's a romantic, feel-good movie about a Jewish woman looking for love with a deadline of 30 days. The wedding is planned, but there is no groom. Will she find him? Will there be a groom on her...


'People of the Book' returns for fifth summer

Read any good books lately? Each summer for the past four years, Congregation Ohev Shalom has sponsored "People of the Book: One Book, One Community, One Summer," a chance to read and discuss a book... Full story


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 Ben Cohen    Opinions    June 2, 2017

Trump crisis shouldn't mask new opportunities for Middle East peace

By any standards, it was an extraordinary week for U.S.-Israel relations—and that was before President Donald Trump even arrived in Israel for his official visit. It began with what sounded like a brawl between American and Israeli officials laying... Full story


'Disenfranchised' Palestinians go to the polls

The Palestinian Arabs, who are constantly being described by the Jewish left as disenfranchised and subjugated, went to the polls last weekend. That’s right—the same Palestinians whom Israel supposedly deprives of the right to vote freely cast... Full story


Can Trump's outside-in formula work?

Much of the attention being given to President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East has focused on whether his first foreign trip will provide much of a distraction from his growing domestic troubles. But the real substance centers on his plan... Full story


Tel Aviv is the 'home of Judaism.' So is Boston, Sao Paulo, Marseille...

(JTA)—Donald Trump and his staff may have left Israel feeling pretty friendly to the Jews, but man, we don’t make it easy for them. Flying with reporters from Saudi Arabia to Israel on Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that they... Full story

 By Robert Bank    Opinions    June 2, 2017

Trump's cuts to foreign aid are dangerous and inhumane

NEW YORK (JTA)—This week, President Donald Trump proposed radical and cruel cuts to U.S. foreign aid. If his budget for 2018 is approved by Congress and implemented, it would slash crucial aid and development programs and weaken key institutions... Full story


President Trump said, "They are losers"

President Trump has renamed terrorists from monsters to losers. I agree. People such as 22-year-old Salman Abedi who contrive to inflict such a heinous act as the carnage he recently inflicted in Manchester, England, is the worst of pathetic world... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday—Friday, 7:30... Full story


Never a stranger in a foreign land

This past December, Linda Kost, president of Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg, received a telephone call from a man named Norman Siegel, who, with his wife, Frankie, were ex-pats in Costa Rica... Full story


Genealogy Success Story: A special branch: The tale of a cherry leaf

I became involved with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for several reasons. As a second generation American, I heard my father's Polish accent and wondered what happened to... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 2, 2017

Scene Around

This Tibetan proverb should be shared... "The secret to living well and longer is: Eat half, Walk double, Laugh triple and love without measure." This was told to me by my friend ELIZABETH TAYLOR.... Full story


Mandelkern launches first book,  'Beneath White Stars,' at The Holocaust Center

Over 130 people gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center for the book launch of local poet and Holocaust educator Holly Mandelkern.  The release of her book, "Beneath... Full story


JFS receives $50,000 through Orlando Sentinel Family Fund

JFS Orlando recently received a $50,000 grant from the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support JFS Orlando's Family Stabilization Program. The Family Stabiliz... Full story


Legacy Society initiated at the Jewish Pavilion

Kudos to Paul Stenzler, president of the Jewish Pavilion, who launched a Legacy Society at the Jewish Pavilion. Stenzler formed an active planned giving committee in February, chaired by Barbara... Full story



Sharon L Engel, age 75, of Winter Park, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Florida Hospital—East Orlando. She was born on July 7, 1941, one of three children born to the late Earl and Mildred Litz Olsen. She attended college and on June... Full story


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