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Federation + JCC = Shalom Orlando

During the 2022 annual meetings of The Roth Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando it was unanimously approved to merge the two agencies into one entity called Shalom Orlando....

 

World Zionist Organization convenes hundreds in Basel

(JTA) — Hundreds of Jews from around the world have traveled to Basel, Switzerland, to mark the 125th anniversary of a historic gathering of Zionists there. The event was organized by the World Zionist Organization, a group inaugurated during the...

 

Bring on the Berkshires …

(JNS) — It’s been a scorcher of a summer, so when a friend suggested a trip to the Berkshire Mountains, this Northeasterner was ready for some cooler weather. Not quite a “staycation” (it was about a five-hour drive during less trafficked hou...

 

Temple Israel recognized

The Governor's Faith and Community Based Initiative recently recognized Temple Israel for their work in serving vulnerable populations in the community. Created by Governor DeSantis in 2019, the...

 

Hadassah Orlando's September meeting

Hadassah Orlando's September Meeting will feature Cathy Swerdlow and Pat Southward from The League of Women Voters, announced Hadassah Orlando President Susan Livingstone. The meeting takes place on...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Are you struggling with "just getting over it"? Whether you were the person who experienced an event or the one who responded to it, the after effect of any traumatic experience can leave you feeling...

 

Jewish Pavilion 3rd annual Online Charity Auction

Fantastic items including hotel stays, fitness packages sports memorabilia, wine baskets, event tickets, restaurant gift cards home-made meals, self-pampering, wine tastings, luxury hotels, one of a kind items, and much more will be featured in the J...

 

Harvest and Sukkot networking festival

Have fun… Meet New People… Enjoy old friends. The Jewish Pavilion is excited to partner with Watercrest Senior Living on Thursday, Oct. 20, for a Harvest and Sukkot networking festival. Attendees will enjoy a wonderful happy hour with a live...

 

Kraft makes $1M donation to AIPAC's super PAC, while Soros pours $1M into J Street's

(JTA) — Pro-Israel PACs reported millions of dollars in donations in August, including from billionaire donors with long track records of giving to Israel-related causes. Kraft Group LLC, the company owned by New England Patriots owner Robert...

 

Six months into war, Jewish Federations continue to offer aid, relief for Ukrainians

(JNS) — On the sixth-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Federations of North America provided an updated summary of how its $73.5 million emergency campaign has helped with relief efforts. Funding has gone towards...

 

UNC student paper removes column criticizing Israel after writer receives threats

(JTA) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper pulled a column that criticizes students who travel to Israel after its author says he and his mother have received threats in response to the article. The column,...

 

US responds to Iran's offer on nuclear deal

(JNS) — The Biden administration has responded to Iran’s latest offer to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal, State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed on Wednesday. “As you know, we received Iran’s comments on the E.U.’s proposed final...

 

'CNN' gets it partially right about antisemitism

(JNS) — Can a documentary on a low-rated network broadcast at a time when few were watching make much of a difference? Maybe not. That’s especially true when you consider that the program aired directly opposite one of the most ballyhooed shows o...

 

Who is enforcing the Palestinian Authority's anti-Semitic land laws?

(Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) — Every year the United States gives the Palestinian Authority tens of millions of dollars to support its security forces. This aid is not affected by any of the provisions of U.S. law that limit such aid, either a...

 

Why does the Biden administration oppose Israel's anti-terror actions?

(JNS) — The Biden administration is claiming that Israel has not provided evidence that the seven NGOs whose offices it closed down last week were tied to a terror group. Yet there is a mountain of publicly-available evidence proving the existence...

 

Suckers at the Casbah: America getting played again by Iran

(JNS) — Some people are surprised that the terror regime in Iran has been more conciliatory of late in the negotiations to return to the 2015 nuclear deal. Because the process has taken so long, they assumed that the mullahs were serious, rather...

 

Iran is already nuclearized, so why do we need a deal?

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The international community under the leadership of the U.S. appears to be closing in on signing a new nuclear deal with Iran. On both sides of the negotiating table, there are those who are taking care to create a thick sm...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. 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....

 
 By Debbie Reiss    News    September 2, 2022

Biden snubs Lapid, refuses to speak about Iran deal

Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s attempts to hold a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden ahead of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran have been rebuffed, with the excuse that the American president is on vacation, Israeli media reported on...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 2, 2022

Dana Bash says her new CNN special on antisemitism is 'one of the most important things I've ever done'

(JTA) – CNN's Dana Bash has what she calls "a very, very Jewish response" to the question of why she's hosting a special for her network on antisemitism in America. "The bad news is there is...

 
 By Tamir Morag    News    September 2, 2022

'As the IDF fought terrorism in Gaza, we waged a battle against disinformation'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — On the evening of the third day of “Operation Breaking Dawn,” an extensive Israeli counterterrorism campaign against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, reports of a fatal attack in the...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Summer safety

Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against pr...

 

The rise of antisemitism in higher education: A report by StopAntisemitism

(New York, N.Y., JNS Wire) - In an effort to expose and combat antisemitism in higher education across the United States, watchdog group StopAntisemitism.org will release a report in September on...

 

Eisenberg's next film follows 2 cousins who explore their grandmother's Holocaust story

(JTA) - Jesse Eisenberg's newest film directing project follows two estranged cousins who travel to Poland and learn about their grandmother's Holocaust story. "A Real Pain," which will star Eisenberg...

 

Chabad rabbis make pilgrimage to Kazakhstan

Recently Rabbi Mendy Bronstein of Chabad of Altamonte Springs, Rabbi Sholom Dubov of Chabad of Greater Orlando, Rabbi Konikov and Rabbi Zibell of Chabad of South Orlando, and Rabbi Lipskier of Chabad...

 

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