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Obituary - ARTHUR V. SCHOTT

Arthur V. Schott of Maitland died on Saturday, July 20. He was 90 years old. Born on Feb. 24, 1923, in Frankfurt, Germany, to the late Frederick and Hedwig Wohlfart Schott, he attended grade school there. In 1938, at the age of 15, he left Germany... Full story

 

KCOA accepting nominations for 8 over 80 honorary dinner

The Kinneret Council on Aging will proudly pay tribute to eight individuals over the age of 80 who have made significant contributions to the Jewish and Central Florida community on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. “The 8 over 80 event really resonates with... Full story

 

Rabbi Shapiro to talk at 39ers meeting

Rosh Hashanah may be early for most of us, but the senior group at the Roth Jewish Community Center has already planned for their Meet and Mingle program on Aug. 26. The program committee has invited Rabbi Merrill Shapiro to present to the 39ers to... Full story

 

J-Serve Teen Task Force applications released

J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, will be April 6, 2014. Since 2005, J-Serve has been a part of Youth Service America’s Global Youth Service Day weekend. J-Serve provides... Full story

 

Music at Horizon Bay

Penny D’Agostino’s musical performance, on behalf of the Jewish Pavilion, at Horizon Bay brought smiles and joy to more than 40 seniors of all faiths, who love to sing old tunes from the 1920s... Full story

 

Scene Around

Egypt still in the headlines… As we go to press, Egypt is still making news so I thought I would write about the new head of Egyptian Jews. I wrote about the passing of Carmen Weinstein, head of... Full story

 

6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Portman’s film in Jerusalem NEW YORK (6NoBacon.com)—Natalie Portman is working on a special homecoming. The Jerusalem-born actress will be heading back to her hometown to shoot an adaptation of... Full story

 

JFGO partners with Israeli city to foster opportunities

Partnership2Getheris a global platform developed by the Jewish Agency for Israel that connects 550 communities around the world in 45 partnerships with cities and towns in Israel. It’s how Jewish communities around the country partner directly...

 

For a former wallflower, a date with her Jewish past

First person by Alice Feiring NEW YORK (JTA)—When I received the Evite to my yeshiva high school’s 40th reunion, I reverted from an East Village-based traveling wine writer to the awkward,... Full story

 

Israel nixing West Bank projects with EU

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel will refuse to cooperate with the European Union in West Bank areas under Israeli control in retaliation for the EU’s new guidelines concerning the occupied territories. Under the orders of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe... Full story

 

'Very serious territorial concessions' a possibility

(JTA)—Israel is prepared to make “very serious territorial concessions” if the Palestinian Authority recognizes Israel’s Jewish character, senior Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz told a British newspaper. In an interview published July 25 in...

 

In small-town South, Jewish newcomers provide infusion of optimism

(JTA)—Standing beneath the chuppah during his wedding in May, Doug Friedlander said he felt a “magical moment,” and it wasn’t just because of his blushing bride. Theirs was the first Jewish... Full story

 
 By Michel Stors    News    August 2, 2013

Egyptian Salafis straddle fence

CAIRO—Muhammad Rizq slowly ascended the pulpit at the Al-Munira mosque in Imbaba, a poor northern Cairo neighborhood. His brusque leg movements made the wood creak with every step. “What do the people want?” he asked his flock rhetorically.... Full story

 
 By Linda Gradstein    News    August 2, 2013

Watermelon and music breaking down barriers

MUSRARA, Jerusalem – It is virtually impossible to eat a watermelon by yourself. The juicy red fruit begs to be shared, and in a large vacant lot just outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, all kinds of people are sharing plates of... Full story

 

Laying bare the facts about world of gay Israel

PHILADELPHIA—Michael Lucas had a coming-out party on July 14. That afternoon saw the Philadelphia premiere of the gay porn icon’s first foray into mainstream film, “Undressing Israel: Gay Men in... Full story

 

Heart of gold

TEL AVIV—Heart tissue sustains irreparable damage in the wake of a heart attack. Because cells in the heart cannot multiply and the cardiac muscle contains few stem cells, the tissue is unable to repair itself—it becomes fibrotic and cannot contr... Full story

 

Stoudemire feels Jewish connections at Maccabiah

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The two Israeli television cameramen awaiting the Canadian basketball team’s arrival at the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games didn’t hint at the chaos about to envelop Amar... Full story

 

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