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COS honors Lefkov and Feldman at Simchat Torah services

Congregation Ohev Shalom is proud to announce this year’s Simchat Torah honorees. They will be honored during our Simchat Torah services on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. A Kiddush lu...

 

Fall festival benefits Jewish Pavilion

Free bagel breakfast and live entertainment will be enjoyed at the Fall Festival and Walk at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The festivities will include...

 

JFS partners with area synagogues, agencies to combat hunger

Jewish Family Services Orlando (JFS Orlando), a nonprofit, human service agency, has joined forces with Orlando area synagogues and Jewish agencies for the communitywide High Holidays 2013 food drive to combat hunger in Central Florida. Local...

 

New JCC Club Tayarim kicks off year with paint war

Nineteen teens gathered Aug. 18 at the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando to kick off the school year with a paint war. Club Tayarim, a new JCC program, is open to 6th-8th-grade students...

 

Hadassah pays tribute to Bunny Rosen

The opening meeting of the Orlando chapter of Hadassah was held Aug. 27 at Congregation Ohev Shalom, and it was a tribute to Bunny Rosen for her lifetime of service to Hadassah. “Bunny Rosen is the...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 30, 2013

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and his #BDS Fail

Back in 1976, when the burgeoning punk movement began transforming the rock ’n’ roll landscapes of London and New York, a young man named John Lydon scrawled the words “I Hate...” on his Pink Floyd t-shirt. With this one stroke, Lydon, aka...

 

Dialogue goes both ways

Much attention, here and elsewhere, is given to encouraging American Jews to have a deeper understanding of contemporary Israel, in all its complexity, as a country that is seen by much of the world as Goliath while it perceives itself as David. But...

 

Another shot

I don’t know, maybe it is age, but the years roll around awfully fast (yeah, it’s age). Was it a full year ago we were preparing for the High Holy Days? OK, so we know that Jewish holidays are never “on time.” “Oy! Didn’t Yom Kippur come...

 

The cantor's perspective: For meaningful High Holidays prayer, preparation is key

LOS ANGELES—The holiest days on the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are largely spent in synagogue. Yet prayer isn’t usually the focus when Jews prepare for the High Holidays, observes Cantor Arik Wollheim. “Hopefully people go...

 
 By Dore Gold    Opinions    August 30, 2013

What should Israel do about Europe?

By Dore Gold JNS.org On Israel’s popular morning radio station, Reshet Bet, broadcaster Aryeh Golan recently interviewed Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin about the latest demands by the European Union (EU), that its research and development...

 

Use tikun olam to bridge Diaspora-Israel gap

(JTA)—Everyone knows that an ocean separates Israel and the United States. Yet after three days in New York recently, I realized just how big that ocean really is. Along with five Israeli journalists, I participated in a seminar organized by the Ru...

 

What's Happening - Friday, August 30 - Friday, September 6

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Gr...

 

New Year's festivities begin early

While most people believe that Rosh Hashanah begins on Sept. 4, it has already started for the Jewish Pavilion, which is responsible for visiting our elders in 54 facilities in greater Orlando....

 

Obituary - REBECCA WOLF GAESER

Rebecca Gaeser of Altamonte Springs, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Gaeser was born in Johnston, S.C. on April 7, 1915 to the late Sam and Mary Wolf....

 

Obituary - SUSI ROSS

Susi Ross of Winter Springs, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at Florida Hospital – Altamonte. She was 77 years old. Born in Vienna, Austria on April 21, 1936, she escaped the Holocaust with her mother and father when she was two years old,...

 

High Holiday greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

We are very proud to say that Orlando has not forgotten our frail and infirmed. We bring joy and tradition to all we visit! Imagine what it would be like to lose your health, your spouse, your...

 

Happy New Year from JCC

Forty years ago, on Rosh Hashanah, Jewish families across the country and around the world gathered around their dinner tables, dipping apples into honey, to usher in the new year of 5734.  Here in...

 

Scene Around

“There, but for the grace of God...” My late mom’s family fled the pogroms from the Ukraine to Canada where my mom was born in Montreal. My dad’s family came from Poland to New York City...

 

L'Shana Tova from the Holocaust Center

I’m so proud to be the executive director of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. By using the history and lessons of the Holocaust as the foundation for all of our...

 

Jewish Family Services: New Year's greeting

Celebrating our 35th year, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to serve the Central Florida community and positively affect the lives of thousands of individuals and families. Providing professional guidance in a caring and confidentia...

 

Holiday greetings from Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando

Shalom Friends, On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, we want to express our best wishes to you and your family for a sweet New Year 5774. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh...

 

At Yom Kippur, a heads-up on chest thumping

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—On Yom Kippur, when we beat our chests during the confession, maybe we should be knocking instead on our heads. After all, isn’t that where all the trouble starts? On this most...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    August 30, 2013

Bennett unveils new platform for egalitarian prayer

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel’s religious services minister, Naftali Bennett, has unveiled a temporary platform for non-Orthodox prayer at Robinson’s Arch, the archaeological site adjacent to the Western Wall plaza used by egalitarian groups. The...

 

What children can teach us at Rosh Hashanah

NEW YORK (JTA)—A deep spiritual life is hard to find. While opportunities abound for spiritual connections (yoga, meditation, retreats and the like), for most of us it doesn’t come easy. The...

 

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