Articles from the August 31, 2018 edition

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Jewish Academy of Orlando kicks off school year with increases

The Jewish Academy of Orlando began the new school year with advances in student retention and enrollment, as well as improvements in the technology and fine arts programs. Year-over-year enrollment... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 31, 2018

Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij deported from US to Germany

(JTA)-A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp was deported to Germany overnight from the United States, where he had lived for decades. Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, New York. He served... Full story


Newton residents sue school board

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS—On Aug. 9, 2018, the community group Education Without Indoctrination filed a lawsuit against the School Committee of Newton, Massachusetts, in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of three Newton taxpayers. The lawsuit c... Full story


KCOA seeks 8 over 80 nominees

The Kinneret Council of Aging’s Annual 8 over 80 Honorary Dinner is designed to recognize area residents who have contributed to the betterment of the Central Florida community. Who will be the newest honorees? On Sunday, March 3, 2019, KCOA will p... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    August 31, 2018

New boards usher in a New Year at The Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors welcomed a new executive committee and six new members at its August meeting. Former board member Dick Appelbaum reviewed the past year's accomplishments and... Full story


Beth Am to host the 'Rosh ha-Shana experience'

Recognizing that the school districts of Seminole and Orange counties will be in session during Rosh Hashanah, Congregation Beth Am in Longwood will offer an innovative, alternative worship... Full story


JSU kickoff event this Sunday

JSU is back in full force and is now in seven high schools around Orlando. JSU is a student run Jewish Club at local high schools where teens of all affiliations and backgrounds get to explore Judaism in a fun, accepting, and engaging environment.... Full story


Explore bereavement

For those grieving the loss of a loved one there is hope. Once again, JFS Orlando, in coordination with the Jewish Pavilion and in cooperation with The Hospice of the Comforter and VITAS Healthcare, is holding a Grief Support Group on Thursdays from... Full story


Episcopal bishop apologizes after sharing false stories about Israeli atrocities

(JTA)—A senior clergywoman in the Episcopal Church of Massachusetts has apologized for comments accusing Israel of fabricated atrocities. During a speech last month to the church’s General Convention, Bishop Suffragen Gayle Harris claimed that she... Full story


PepsiCo to acquire Israel's SodaStream for $3.2 billion

JERUSALEM (JTA)—PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Monday. PepsiCo plans to maintain the Israeli company’s current base of operations in the Negev. SodaStream will cont... Full story


Son of Mahmoud Abbas doesn't believe in two-state solution

(JNS)—An Israeli report has revealed that the son of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas told a top Trump administration official that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unrealistic. According to Israel’s Channel 10,... Full story


Hamas-Israel ceasefire talks show peace impossible

The ceasefire negotiations between Israel and the Hamas terror group’s regime in Gaza point to a central truth about the nature of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Before anyone speaks any more about a possible “deal of the century,” or a “two-... Full story


Nation-state law: Good for the Jews?

It’s an old story and has resonance probably only for people of a certain age whose life made it almost necessary to look at everything through the “I am a Jew” lens. Back in 1969, When I told my 93-year-old immigrant grandmother “Bubby! We just la... Full story


A three-state solution?

It appears that the split between Gaza and the West Bank is serious. There’s a line of culture between us and them that keeps us from knowing what’s occurring. We do know that the Fatah of Mahmoud Abbas is out of touch with the Hamas that controls Ga... Full story


'Fauda' and the two-state scenario

(JNS)—In the international hit Israeli TV series “Fauda,” the head of the Palestinian Authority security service is a fictional character named Abu Maher. Played by Qader Harini, an Arab actor from eastern Jerusalem, Abu Maher is reconciled to peace... Full story


Why Israel needs the nation-state law

(JNS)—Much has been published against the new Israeli basic law: Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish People. Many, both in Israel and abroad, ask: Why is it necessary? How can it comport with democracy? Where does it leave minorities, p... Full story


Deportation of Nazi ignites a fight between right and left-you're surprised?

(JTA)—In the Trump era, even the deporting of Nazis can’t bring Americans together. A number of Jewish organizations and lawmakers were quick to thank the Trump administration for deporting Jakiw Palij, a former SS guard at the Nazis’ Trawnicki conce... 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.m... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 31, 2018

An avowed one-stater is about to be elected to Congress-is this the future of the Democratic Party?

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic nominee in a surefire congressional district comprising parts of Detroit, believes in a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and says... Full story


Engagement - Alexa Lindsay Zazik and Alexander Stuart Bourne

Mr. And Mrs. Errol Zazik of Coral Springs and Mr. And Mrs. R.J. Stuart Bourne of Apopka are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Alexa Zazik and Alexander Bourne. Alexa is a speech... Full story


How Judaism and a yearlong trip around the country inspired a run for office

(JTA)-Dafna Michaelson Jenet traces her political career back to conversations around the Shabbat table as a 14-year-old. She remembers hearing her parents and their friends discuss the challenges... Full story


Scene Around

Who knew? department... When I was younger and much better looking (oh quiet!), I loved to wear the latest fashions and I adored the famous fashion designers. My favorite was RALPH LAUREN. I just... Full story


Only Jewish education can help bridge the Israel-Diaspora divide

MOSCOW (JTA)—Israel’s passage of the nation-state law brought another round of barrages across the Atlantic underlining the growing alienation of the world’s two largest Jewish communities. The issues are increasingly familiar: American pluralism ver... Full story


Before her suicide, a Dutch Holocaust scholar saw deep threats to her life's work

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-On July 19, Evelien Gans, one of the Netherlands' foremost scholars on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, jumped to her death from her fourth-story Amsterdam apartment, where she lived... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    August 31, 2018

Wohl wants to be the face of young Jewish Trump supporters

NEW YORK (JTA)-If you scroll down the Twitter feed of Jacob Wohl, former teenage hedge fund manager and current pro-Donald Trump provocateur, you'll see a stream of insults directed at Robert... Full story


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