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Articles from the September 9, 2016 edition

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Fun for middle-schoolers at the J

Middle school students attended a pool party kickoff at The Roth Family Jewish Community Center. Save the date for the Middle School Lock In-October 22!...

 

Jewish High School choir auditions

HaZamir Orlando, the international Jewish High School choir, held a successful Open House last week, launching their inaugural 2016-17 season. Teens from all over the surrounding Orlando area and their parents attended an informational open house...

 

Israeli satellite destroyed on launch pad

(JTA)-A rocket that was scheduled to launch an Israeli communications satellite into space exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The unmanned SpaceX rocket reportedly was in the...

 

The ACCoRD Project is growing

Recently someone asked me “What ever happened to that group that advocated cooperation and civility?” That group is the ACCoRD Project (Advocate for Civility, Cooperation, Respect & Dignity). I told her that I was attending a meeting that very...

 

Gene Wilder dies at 83

(JTA)-Gene Wilder, a comedic actor known for playing wild-eyed eccentrics such as the titular characters in "Young Frankenstein" and "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died at 83. Wilder,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders' new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views

WASHINGTON (JTA)-A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    September 9, 2016

East African lawyers look to Israel for negotiation tactics

In the wake of expanding East African-Israeli relations, African nations often reach out to Israel for know-how on a range of topics: water conservation, energy, agricultural productivity, counter-terrorism; and now business negotiation. Although it...

 

Law student leaves school over pro-BDS harassment

Milan Chatterjee, the former president of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate Students Association and third-year law student, informed UCLA that he would be leaving the school d...

 

It's that time of the year again for entertainment!

With much anticipation The Jewish Pavilion is excited to announce that the monthly entertainment at Horizon Bay Lake Orienta, on Boston Avenue in Altamonte Springs, is about to begin. For the past sev...

 

An evening with Dr. Harry Rein

Dr. Harry Rein escaped from the Nazis on the final train existing Austria after Hitler's annexation. He was a refugee for many years and with good fortune landed in the U.S.  Rein firmly believes he...

 

'Nosh of Yiddish' with Joan Pohl

After a summer hiatus, volunteer Yiddish instructor Joan Pohl welcomes all to join her for a Nosh of Yiddish. Whether a novice or an expert, all are welcome to attend. Refreshments are served and fun...

 

Everything to know about shofars

(and making them too) Congregation Bet Chaim is hosting a “Make your own Shofar” event on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. The class will include a quick history of shofars, making your own shofar, and a shofar blowing lesson! The event is open to the public...

 

Iran isn't giving up on Latin America

Recently, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif embarked on a five-nation tour of Latin America to spread the message that Tehran’s global influence is on the up. Zarif is one of those Iranian leaders eagerly embraced as a “moderate” by the...

 

FYI from JCRC - Trust the process

Your Jewish Community Relations Council has been working hard at the “relations” part of our name, with a focus on building relationships within and beyond our Central Florida Jewish community. Those relationships help us find allies who support...

 

Curse of the absolute

We’re taught to honor principles, and there is merit to that principle. But they are also the traps in which disappear decency and good sense. Those who think and express themselves in absolutes and reject dispute from those who doubt the value of...

 

What those captured Palestinian weapons really mean

It’s one of the most disturbing photos from Israel that I’ve seen in years. I’m referring to last week’s image of the hundreds of Palestinian terrorist weapons captured in Israeli raids. It was enough to send shivers down one’s spine. And...

 

Colin Kaepernick and standing up for America

Despite your grievances with the country, refusing to stand for the national anthem is no way to advance a cause. At times we face conflicting values. For me, Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem is a perfect example of this....

 

Boo hoo for the 'poor Palestinians'

Dear Editor: I would like to respond to the staunch advocate of the “plight of the poor Palestinians,” Linda Gradstein’s recent article, “Gaza reconstruction proceeding slowly.” There is much to be said for the current situation resulting...

 

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...

 

Student and teacher reconnect through the Jewish Pavilion

It was January 2005. I walked into my classroom for the first session of the semester for the graduate seminar on “Women and Public Policy” that I was teaching. Eight women and four men were enrolled. As we went around the room making...

 

In 'Blazing Saddles,' Gene Wilder helped recall a fading black-Jewish alliance

(JTA)-Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks' 1974 Western parody "Blazing Saddles." In the...

 

Keeping friends warm with smiles and shawls

Program Director Walter Goldstein brought a beautiful blue shawl to Barbara Warfield at Terra Vista. Goldstein is the newest addition to the Jewish Pavilion as a program director, covering Ocoee,...

 

Puppy love for seniors

It's smiles all around, as seniors at Siena Memory Care enjoy both human and canine visitors. Part of "Licks and Hugs," this Jewish Pavilion program brings select dogs to seniors for occasional...

 

Scene Around

Polish Death Camps?... I read this in the current issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: "Poland is planning to adopt new regulations to punish people who use the...

 

Israel's first NASCAR driver revved up to win

As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car...

 

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