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Dick Weiner, a 'mensch's mensch,' recipient of Human Service Award

Do you remember the “most interesting man in the world” beer commercials? The creators of that ad got it all wrong because the most interesting man, at least in Central Florida, is Dick Weiner,...

 

A debt-free Federation is in sight

Monday evening, July 22, the Maitland City Council, in a 3-1 vote, approved the zoning change needed before the Jewish Federation could move forward with the sale of the vacant JCC building. The way is now cleared to retire the remaining debt on the...

 

New exec at JFS Orlando

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome its new executive director, Philip Flynn. He brings to JFS more than 35 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. His career has engaged international medical programs,...

 

Back by popular demand-Men's Night Out, and a chance to go to the Masters

For the past two years, Orlando synagogue Men's Clubs, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, generous premier sponsors Alan Ginsburg and Aaron Gorovitz, and several other...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    August 2, 2019

Bernice Davids-a model life

Dr. Lee Adler recently arranged a photo shoot at Cascade Heights for the Jewish Pavilion. Bernice Davids was one of the models. She had been a very active volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion for many ye...

 

The virtual Kehillah Exhibit has launched for all to view

Many people have wondered what would happen to the Kehillah exhibit once it was removed from the Orange County Regional History Center. After much consideration of what was actually possible, the organizers realized the exhibit could be made...

 

Jewish Pavilion partners with The JCC Camp J, bringing smiles to all

Last week, middle school campers from the JCC Camp J visited with residents of Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs. They spent several hours playing games and spending quality time getting to...

 

Boris Johnson becomes UK prime minister

(JNS) Boris Johnson overwhelmingly was elected by his Conservative Party on Tuesday to become the next party leader and prime minister of the United Kingdom. In his victory speech, Johnson, who...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 2, 2019

House overwhelmingly condemns Israel boycott movement in resolution vote

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The House vote Tuesday, July 23, on the non-binding resolution was 398-17. Opposing were 16 Democrats, including two...

 

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72, oversaw Iran nuclear deal

(JNS)-The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, died at the age of 72, announced the agency on Monday, July 22. Amano led the nuclear watchdog since 2009 and oversaw the...

 

I wish I didn't need to prove myself as a patrilineal Jew

I almost walked out of my first college Shabbat. Not only did I miss the close Jewish community from high school, but I also remained convinced that my new peers would view me as a “fake” Jew. Why?  Because my mother isn’t Jewish. Only my...

 
 By Eyal Zisser    Opinions    August 2, 2019

The opportunity presented by the Arab political crisis

(JNS/Israel Hayom)—The turmoil gripping Israel’s political system ahead of the repeat election in September has not skipped over the Arab parties, among which a war is now raging that makes the struggles among the Zionist parties on both the...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    Opinions    August 2, 2019

Spitting in the face of cooperation with Israel

(JNS)—If further proof were needed to illustrate the futility of diplomatic overtures to the Palestinian Authority, Monday’s attack on a pro-Israel Saudi in Jerusalem is a good example. As part of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reg...

 

From the Editor's desk: BDS: 'Don't buy from Jews'

On July 23, the House passed H. Res. 246-a bill that condemns the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel specifically. The vote was 398-17. This is such good news, and a slight reprieve from...

 

I'm an Israeli settler-this is why I spoke with J Street's first 'alternative Birthright' group

MITZPEH YERICHO, West Bank (JTA)—On July 8 in Psagot, I addressed the first group of participants on J Street U’s “Let My People Know” Israel trip, their new alternative to Birthright aimed to give American Jewish college students meaningful...

 

What the Pew report got wrong about religious restrictions

NEW YORK (JTA)—A recently released Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion focuses mostly on discrimination against, and the persecution of, various religious groups in different countries. Jews are prominent targets as alw...

 

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...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 2, 2019

An 'aspiration' is not a 'right' to a Jerusalem capital

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Palestinians may aspire to a capital in Jerusalem, but do not have a right to one, President Donald Trump’s top Middle East peace envoy said. Jason Greenblatt on Tuesday was previewing the political segment of a long-awaited...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 2, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper condemns 'anti-Jewish' sentiment in his party

(JNS)-Among the some two-dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has sought to position himself as a consensus moderate backing long-held positions...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom Sisterhood

The Congregation Beth Sholom Sisterhood will have their monthly meeting on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. The meetings are held at the Beth Sholom Synagogue located at 315 North 13th Street in Leesburg with the entrance on Center Street. The meeting and...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 2, 2019

Rep. John Lewis signals mixed messages on boycotting Israel

(JNS)-U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a veteran Democratic lawmaker and icon of the civil-rights movement, is currently co-sponsoring a resolution for and against the anti-Israel BDS movement, leading...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 2, 2019

5 Jewish things to know about Boris Johnson

(JTA)—No matter their political affiliation, all sides can agree that Boris Johnson, who has secured his Conservative Party’s vote to become the United Kingdom’s next prime minister, is a colorful character. As the mayor of London, a position...

 

Scene Around

A True American Hero... A wonderful talented man who served his country honorably, has passed away. Elliott Golub served as concertmaster of Chicago's Music of the Baroque since its inception in 1972...

 

Almond Horns for the Jewish Pavilion

On Friday, July 19, the residents of Cascade Heights participated in a wonderful tradition that has been ongoing for several years now, baking with the Jewish Pavilion. This year Ben Breslauer, a local pastry chef who used to own Ben’s Bakery in...

 

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