Articles from the July 10, 2015 edition

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JCC pool party beats out 'Jurassic World'

More than 100 members of the local Jewish community gathered at The Roth Family JCC in Maitland on Sunday, June 28, for a pool party co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Shalom... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    July 10, 2015

Jewish Pavilion steps up to the plate with 'A Taste in the Park'

Just click on any posting on the Jewish Pavilion Facebook page and you'll find photos of seniors savoring a taste of traditional and/or cultural foods, whether they're noshing on latkes at Chanukah, h... Full story


How to stomp out BDS in Florida

The Zionista are extremely pleased to present Laurie Cardoza-Moore on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m., at the Eastmonte Civic Center in Altamonte Springs. She will speak about the resolution she... Full story


Hillel ranks UCF South's No. 1

Hillel International launched “Hillel College Guide: The Official Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus” this summer, providing unique insights for students and parents on organized Jewish life, Israel programming, the availability of kosher foo... Full story


Honoring slain journalist Sotloff in his Florida hometown

(JTA)-It's been eight months since Jewish freelance journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded by ISIS. Still shaken by the loss, his hometown of Pinecrest, Florida-an upscale community of some 20,000... Full story

 By Jacob Kamaras    News    July 10, 2015

Donald Trump says he is no apprentice when it comes to Israel

In the middle of a phone interview with on June 26, billionaire real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves his desk to scan the wall of his office for awards... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 10, 2015

Orthodox Jewish groups brace for consequences of gay-marriage ruling

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The name that keeps coming up when Orthodox Jewish groups consider the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court decision extending same-sex marriage rights to all states has little to do with Jews or gays. Bob Jones University, the p... Full story


Young Women's Social Group's first event a charm

"Three cheers for Jessica Klein!" said Nancy Ludin, executive director of the Jewish Pavilion, for Klein's excellent coordination of the first event for the Jewish Pavilion's Young Women's Social... Full story

 By Lara Zielinsky    News    July 10, 2015

TSS Congregation excited, hopeful with new cantor

Cantor Kim Singer’s first d’var Torah at Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo was, perhaps presciently, about arrivals and new beginnings. The message was uplifting as well as timely. Chukkat, the Torah portion for the week of June 26, discusses the arr... Full story


JFS Orlando hires licensed mental health counselor

Keisha Delva has joined the JFS Orlando family as a licensed mental health counselor. Delva received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida State University, and a master's degree in mental... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 10, 2015

Europe's crisis proves Israel is no 'anachronism'

Back in 2003, as some readers will recall all too clearly, the noted historian Tony Judt penned a searing critique of Israel in the New York Review of Books. Titled “Israel: The Alternative,” Judt, whose impressive scholarship was largely foc... Full story


Why universities need a definition of anti-Semitism

Does it matter how we define our words? Sometimes it does. The U.S. Department of Education understands this point, as do the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Universities need to learn it, too. Last year, the Education Department... Full story


No way to treat an ally

In January 2011, with the U.S. trying hard to convince the Palestinians to withdraw or moderate a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, President Obama called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to make a deal. Th... Full story

 By Arye Dworken    Opinions    July 10, 2015

How should Orthodox leaders respond to the gay marriage ruling?

NEW YORK (JTA)—My father passed away nearly 13 years ago, and while I think about him daily, every so often there are moments when I especially miss him. Last week’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was one of those moments. You see, my... Full story


It's time to stop demonizing Michael Oren

(JTA)—Michael Oren is my friend. During his nearly five years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, we’d speak on an almost daily basis. Often those phone calls would come at 3 or 4 a.m., Washington time, and Michael, enduring another sleep... Full story


Getting boots on the ground

Sheldon Adelson’s goal to “put more boots on the ground” to fight BDS on college campuses is right on, and his recommendation to form an army of college students, dubbed “Campus Maccabees”, is essential. However, the only way to rapidly recruit a... 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 a.m... Full story


Bea Ettinger, women's advocate, devoted to family and community, dies at 98

Beatrice Bornstein Ettinger, 98, passed away on June 29, 2015. Born in Paterson, N.J. on June 21, 1917, Bea was the daughter of Ruth and Abraham Bornstein who moved to central Florida in 1932. Predece... Full story



Renee Greenberg, age 95, of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. Mrs. Greenberg was born on April 17, 1920, to the late Nathaniel and Sadie Friedman Fleisig and was a homemaker. A native of Jersey... Full story



Herman “Hank” Hirsch, age 96, of Royal Palm Beach, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Trustbridge Hospice in West Palm Beach. Mr. Hirsch was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 14, 1918, to the late David and Anna Perlman Hirsch. He was an att... Full story



Joseph Padawer, age 83, of The Springs, Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his residence with his family surrounding him. Mr. Padawer, an attorney, was born in Paris, France on May 4, 1932, to the late Nathan and Sheidel Padawer. He... Full story

 By Gavin Rabinowitz    News    July 10, 2015

Amid their country's financial crisis, Greek Jews struggle and brace for more turmoil

ATHENS, Greece (JTA)-For 55 needy Jewish families, a cash welfare payment is the only thing that gets them through the month. But when they came to the Athens Jewish Community last week for their... Full story


Hot dog! It's challah hot dogs

(The Nosher via JTA)-It's officially hot dog season, if ever there was one, and I freely admit: I love hot dogs. I have even found a way to combine a love of hot dogs with a love of challah with my... Full story


Scene Around

A disturbing email... I recently heard from a representative of the Simon Wiesenthal Center with some upsetting news. I truly was taken by surprise. I pass it along to you: "The Simon Wiesenthal... Full story

 By Robert Gluck    Features    July 10, 2015

Jerry Lewis, legendary Jewish comic and humanitarian, stays relevant at 89

Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize,... Full story


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