Articles from the August 18, 2017 edition

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UCF's Nu Delta Chapter named top Birthright recruiter in the world

At the annual international AEPI conference this year, UCF's Nu Delta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi (the International Jewish fraternity) won the honor of being named the top Birthright recruiter in... Full story


How Curious George's creators saved the beloved monkey from the Nazis

(JTA)-Curious George-that curious little monkey-is beloved by millions of readers around the world. His adventures with the Man With the Yellow Hat impart important life lessons amidst silliness and... Full story


Hillel International selects UCF student

UCF student Alexa Goldstein (Class of 2019) was chosen to be one of only 17 members of the second cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. "We are so proud of Lexi for being selected for... Full story


Federation 2017-18 Board nominees

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has unveiled the slate of nominees for its 2017-18 Board of Directors and officers. The new board and leadership will be voted on during Federation’s Annual Meeting & Family Fun Day, which kicks off at 11... Full story


A program for teen volunteer opportunities

The Chessed Project, a new initiative for high school teens, is kicking off with the school year. Teenagers will be able to volunteer monthly by partnering with various humanitarian organizations throughout the year. The Chessed Project was created b... Full story


Enjoy a JOIN evening out

Come together with your friends, significant other, co-workers and family for a memorable JOIN Evening Out on Aug. 28, from 7 p.m.—9 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center. Enjoy a wide array of delectable desserts, high-end cocktails and... Full story


Rosen JCC's food festival is coming soon

It's the same food festival the Rosen JCC has held in the past, however this year there is a healthier spin on it. (A Healthier) Taste of the J will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. The... Full story


These times, they are a-changing

Did you know that a proposal for a National Negro Memorial Museum was approved by Congress in 1929 but never built? On April 2, 2003, Federal legislation passed a commission to build a museum honoring African-Americans. The National Museum of... Full story


A discussion on free speech vs. hate speech Tuesday night

As a response to the tragic events in Virginia, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will host a panel discussion, Protest: Free Speech v. Hate Speech, on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Moderated by Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    News    August 18, 2017

Senators concerned about extremist summer camp

Two prominent U.S. senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah that is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around the world, many of them... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 18, 2017

Trump calls McMaster 'pro-Israel' as national security adviser comes under fire from far right

WASHINGTON (JTA)—In an unusual statement, President Donald Trump called his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, “very pro-Israel,” an apparent bid to end a barrage of attacks from the far right that has depicted McMaster as hostile to... Full story


Iranian journalist lands in Israel, saved from death in Iran

Neda Amin, an Iranian journalist who was granted political asylum in Israel Sunday, landed in the country on Thursday after disappearing for a few days. Amin, 32, who had been seeking refuge in Turkey over the past three years, was to be extradited... Full story


State Department's new Mideast director has record of criticizing Israel

The newly appointed Middle East director at the State Department has a long record of criticizing and pressuring Israel. Isn’t anybody at the White House paying attention to who’s being hired over at Foggy Bottom?  David Satterfield, who is... Full story


Want peace? Use Taylor Force to call the Palestinians' bluff

As far as they are concerned, the U.S. Congress is just doing what it always does: pandering to the “Israel Lobby.” That’s how the foreign policy establishment and the left regard the bipartisan support for the Taylor Force Act, a bill named... Full story


Two Jewish states

The latest acts in the long running saga of Elor Azaria emphasize the deep divisions among Israeli Jews. There are also sharpening gaps between Israeli Jews and those of the Diaspora. Especially prominent are those separating us from the large Jewish... Full story


Between the Lines: Could pushing Iran on nuke deal backfire?

We are now two years into the deeply controversial Iran nuclear agreement that roiled our community. And, like everything connected to the deal and the Mideast, it’s complicated, as even Jared Kushner would attest. During the many months leading... Full story


McMaster purges pro-Israel, anti-Iran Deal, Trump loyalists from the NSC

The Israel angle on McMaster’s purge of Trump loyalists from the National Security Council is that all of these people are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds. McMaster in contrast is deeply hostile to Israel... Full story


So long, Shapiro

Imagine eating stomach lining on your first date, served up by your future mother-in-law hoping to impress you with her choice of protein. That was David Shapiro’s introduction to my Sephardic family in the late 1970’s, as he began dating my... 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.... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    August 18, 2017

Corruption scandals plaguing Netanyahu and his family, explained

(JTA)-He has a firm grip on the government, but a mounting political scandal might bring him down. Officials from his own party have begun to distance themselves from him, but he remains defiant. Oh,... Full story

 By Victor Wishna    News    August 18, 2017

Authentic NY bagels have finally arrived in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY (JTA)-Bronx-born, Queens-bred attorney Victor Bergman has lived in the Kansas City area for more than four decades-and in all that time, he hadn't found a true New York-style bagel.... Full story


JFS Orlando receives grant for RIDE program

JFS Orlando was recently awarded $10,000 from the Harper Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. for its Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly program. The RIDE program is a transportation assistance program that provides free roundtrip rides to... Full story


World's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor in Israel, dies at 113

(JTA)—Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his 114th birthday. Haaretz reported that Kristal died Friday. Born on Sept. 15, 1903, in... Full story


Scene Around

Memories and pure joy... What a week of television! I laughed. I cried. I clapped. I even changed one of the MUST destinations on my bucket list from a visit to my mom's birthplace, Montreal, Canada,... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    News    August 18, 2017

Are some Dems moving away from Israel?

WASHINGTON—Some Jewish Democrats and community activists are concerned at what they see as fresh signs that the party is distancing itself from Israel. The latest controversy began when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said at a July 22 Town Hall... Full story


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