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Tree of Life T-shirt honors Pulse victims and families

To honor the victims and families of the tragic Pulse Club massacre in Orlando on June 12, Temple Israel has produced, and is offering for sale, a custom-designed commemorative T-shirt which shows... Full story


Vice President Biden: 'This violence has to stop'

This has been a trying week for America. As Americans, we are all wounded by the targeting of the police force in Dallas and the deaths in St. Paul and Baton Rouge.  Now, I know a lot of you might... Full story


Federation unveils award winners

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has announced the winners of its 2016 community leadership awards, to be presented at Federation's Annual Meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 17, on the Maitland Jewish... Full story


JFS receives largest grant of the year

JFS Orlando received a grant for over $150,000, the largest grant this year, through the Orange County Community Development Block (CDBG) grant programs. The funds will be used to assist with much... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 22, 2016

Republican convention will be short on Jews, long on mystery

WASHINGTON (JTA)-They're elusive, but show up in the right place at the right time-and you might find one! ‪No, we're not talking about the latest iteration of Pokemon Go. This is about tracking... Full story


Florida court rules prisons must provide kosher meals

Washington, D.C.—Just two days after hearing oral argument, a federal court, relying heavily on Becket Fund Supreme Court victories, ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections must allow Jewish prisoners to practice their...


State Department funded group that tried to oust Netanyahu

(JNS.org) A United States Senate report released this week shows that the U.S. State Department sent nearly $350,000 to OneVoice, a group that advocates for peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians but was also part of a campaign to... Full story


Facebook shutters account of Hamas leader for 7th time

(JNS.org)-The American social media giant Facebook has closed the account of Hamas politburo member Ezzat al-Rishq for the seventh time. "I condemn Facebook's administration for closing my personal... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    July 22, 2016

Get your groove on for Pavilion's 'Sunday in the Park'

The Jewish Pavilion will turn back the clock to the 1960s on Oct. 23, bringing the community together with their new fall festival, promoting peace, love, and "Sunday in the Park." Get your groove... Full story


New Religious School knows no boundaries

There is a new, one-of-a-kind religious school in Winter Springs to provide your children with a strong Jewish education and identity whether you consider yourself Conservative or Reform. Temple... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando announces new board

Jewish Academy of Orlando announced its new board for the upcoming school year. “We would like to thank all of the outgoing members, who worked tirelessly to support our school,” said outgoing President Jordan Steinberg. Marni Stahlman, Rona... Full story


AIPAC's Moment of Decision

Later this month the Republicans and Democrats will hold their respective conventions. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will officially become the presidential nominees. Ahead of the conventions, both parties selected delegates to draft their... Full story

 By Morton Klein    Opinions    July 22, 2016

ZOA-We must act to stop Islamist terrorism

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the 84 innocent people, including 15 children, who were murdered in the truck attack in Nice, France July 14 by radical Islamist Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel.... Full story


America, Israel in black & white

The pictures are fuzzy. Overt, explicit, and legally enforced racism is no more in the United States. Individual blacks, Asians, Jews, and other minorities, and women, can reach as high as the White House, senior governmental and corporate positions,... Full story

 By Leo Ferguson    Opinions    July 22, 2016

Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice

NEW YORK (JTA)—Last week, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police officers were dead, three black men had... Full story


Killing in America

I don’t know how to write a column on this theme except to say, stop, stop, please stop the killing. Killing somebody is the not the answer. Killing people because of race, gender, religion, or for any reason under the sun is wrong. Killing does no... Full story


Know who our enemy is and proclaim it

Dear Editor: While I can certainly understand and appreciate Olga Yorish’s comments in the latest email FED Friday, dated July 8, 2016, I do not totally agree with these comments. With the tragic event that took place in Orlando, my hometown, last... 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

 By Ben Sales    Features    July 22, 2016

After Elie Wiesel, can anyone unite American Jews?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Being an American Jew, more than anything else, means remembering the Holocaust. That's what nearly three quarters of Jewish Americans said, according to the Pew Research... Full story


Lauded by Jewish leaders, new British Prime Minster Theresa May takes office

British-Jewish and pro-Israel groups are congratulating Home Secretary Theresa May for winning the leadership of the Conservative Party and replacing outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister David... Full story


Barbecue Brisket and Beans Recipe

By Shannon Sarna (The Nosher via JTA)-If a sweet pulled brisket married a can of baked beans, this dish would be their delicious baby. I love baked beans, right out of the can, all summer long for... Full story


Scene Around

Ha Ha Ha Hee Hee Hee Ho Ho Ho... No. Santa Claus isn't coming to town. (No way! This is a Jewish story!) I'm writing about my experience the other day with the Jewish Community Center's Laughter Yoga... Full story

 By Jodi Sweet    Features    July 22, 2016

My hero, my son-and the importance of CPR

Joshua Aaron Overturf: Marine veteran, firefighter, EMT, National Guard Army, training for Staff Sargent promotion and getting ready to attend paramedic school so that he can change his military occupational specialty to work as a helicopter medic.... Full story


Poland wrestles with evidence of complicity 75 years after Jedwabne pogrom

JEDWABNE, Poland (JTA)-As German army troops invaded eastern Poland, Ichak Lewin's family fled their town of Wizna. On July 10, 1941, the Lewins approached the nearby town of Jedwabne, where hundreds... Full story



Esther Fallas, age 94, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Health and Rehab Center of Sanford. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 22, 1922, Esther was the daughter of the late Harry and Celia Cohen Shasho. A homemaker, she and her... Full story


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