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 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school

(New York Jewish Week) - At the Brooklyn Amity School, a majority-Muslim private school in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, high school students are taking part in a new Holocaust education initiative with...

 

Knesset to disband, Israel set for new round of elections

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid have agreed to disband the current Knesset and head to new elections. A preliminary bill will tentatively be brought during the upcoming parliamentary session...

 

Happy birthday, Tess!

On June 6, Tess Wise, founder of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, celebrated her 99th birthday. Tess always challenged everyone to examine the past in order to learn from it;...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

DeSantis calls out 'woke ideology'

(New York Jewish Week) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about the success of the Jewish community in the Sunshine State and the need to fight "wokeness" in an address to a conservative Jewish group i...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    June 24, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: 10 tips for living with someone who has dementia

Agree, never argue. Divert, never reason. Distract, never shame. Reassure, never lecture. Reminisce, never say "remember..." Repeat, never say "I told you..." Do what they can do, never say "You...

 

Bari Sigal joins CRJ leadership team

Megan Steinmetz, Congregatio of Reform Judaism president announces that Bari Sigal has been selected as CRJ’s new director of Programing and Member Engagement. Sigal will take the lead on creating...

 

Grief Support experienced through the Jewish Pavilion

In May and June of 2022, Judy Kahan led a weekly grief support group for Jewish people who had experienced a loss. The sessions were held at Cascade Heights in Longwood. Another grief support group...

 

Communal leaders request Israel to commemorate global Jewish terror victims

(JNS) — Heads of major Jewish organizations, led by the Jewish Agency for Israel, delivered a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calling on the Israeli government to designate those killed in anti-Semitic incidents outside of Israel...

 

Yeshiva University acquires Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

(JNS) — Yeshiva University in New York is the latest academic institution to acquire the unabridged version of the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of audiovisual interviews comprising 54,000 eyewitness testimonies of...

 

Florida synagogue challenges new state abortion limits

SARASOTA, Fla. (JTA) — A synagogue in Florida filed a lawsuit this week to challenge the state over a new law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks. Under current law, Florida allows abortions up to 24 weeks. Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 24, 2022

Head of campus pro-Israel group loses primary in Nevada

(JTA) – David Brog has overseen pro-Israel organizations with significant Republican backing for more than two decades, but his own attempt to make inroads for himself as a GOP candidate fell short Tuesday in Nevada. Brog lost his Republican...

 

Condemning the 'mapping project' isn't enough

(JNS) — On the face of it, the “Mapping Project” undertaken by Boston BDS was a disaster for the antisemitic movement. In recent years, many on the political left had begun drifting from the sort of harsh critiques of Israel championed by...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    June 24, 2022

Summer reading

It’s summer. Time for vacation. Maybe the beach. Maybe that foreign trip postponed the past couple of years? One thing for sure, books will be part of the agenda. Summer = books. It is a time when we naturally just chill. Why do book sales...

 

My last cup of coffee with A.B. Yehoshua

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — It was January 2020, in a small cafe in Givatayim, that I last met with the celebrated Israeli author A. B. Yehoshua, who passed away on June 14 at the age of 85. That was January 2020 B.C. — Before COVID — so there...

 
 By Gilead Ini    Opinions    June 24, 2022

Finally, politicians speak out against BDS antisemitism

(CAMERA via JNS) — If further proof were needed that the BDS campaign against Israel is deeply antisemitic, a venomous “mapping” campaign defaming and targeting Boston-area Jews provides stunning evidence of it. A Boston BDS group recently...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 
 By Shimon Yaish    News    June 24, 2022

Summer travel begins with chaos at Israel's main airport

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — After returning to full operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport is having difficulty coping with heavy passenger traffic as the summer travel season gets underway. Even...

 

TV review: Bar Mitzvah on 'The Wonder Years'

The pleasant, heart-warming re-incarnation of ABC's "The Wonder Years" has offered a bar mitzvah episode, as did the original series in 1989. The setting is Montgomery, Alabama, during the late1960s,...

 

This Israeli dish will be the highlight of summer

Pashtida (a crustless quiche) is beloved and common in Israel, where it is enjoyed at everything from potlucks, school events, shivas, and everything in between. It's also commonly prepared...

 

Folk band Big Thief won't play in member's native Israel

(JTA) - Days after defending their decision to play in Tel Aviv, the hometown of their bass player, the indie folk rock band Big Thief canceled two scheduled Israel shows, writing that they "oppose...

 

'Oh, what a night!' at Jewish Pavilion's latest fundraiser

The Jewish Pavilion held its most recent cocktail party at Land Rover Orlando. A wonderful time was had with great food, great drinks, a little bit of dancing and being able to socialize with friends...

 

The benefits of volunteering

The Jewish Pavilion takes pride in the many volunteers who offer compassion, skill and understanding to hundreds of seniors living in Central Florida. Along with helping to enrich these lives, a volunteer is able to benefit in a variety of ways. Volu...

 

Scene Around

The music I love … If you’re like me, you too will consider that “Rap is Crap”! I love and perform the good stuff, the music of the 30s and the 40s…not rock and roll & (heaven forbid) rap! Maybe the music I love will live on… or maybe,...

 

One-time cure for HIV?

(JNS) — Researchers at Tel Aviv University have published encouraging test results of a procedure that could lead to a one-time treatment for patients with HIV. The study was led by Adi Barzel, Ph.D., and Ph.D. student Alessio Nehmad of the school...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    Features    June 24, 2022

Back in blue: Hit Jewish rock group of decades ago is reuniting

(JNS) - It's not quite New Kids on the Block getting back together, but it's still meaningful. When Blue Fringe released "My Awakening" in 2003, frontman Dov Rosenblatt had no idea that it would sell...

 

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