Articles from the September 11, 2015 edition

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Federation's JTEN awards $10K+ in education grants

In its second year, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN) has awarded more than $10,000 in grants to eight synagogues for formal Jewish teen educational programming. For the 2015-2016 year, eight Central F... Full story


JFNA hosts webcast of Obama's address to Jewish Community

On Aug. 28, 2015, the American Jewish Community participated in the live broadcast of the "Special Address by President Barack Obama" presented by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and... Full story


JFGO announces $50K in Collaborative Community Grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando (JFGO) has awarded $50,000 in Collaborative Community Grants to 11 Central Florida programs and services for the 2015-2016 program year. The grant recipients were announced at the Federation’s Annual M... Full story


Capture of Joseph's Tomb terrorists exposes truth about Palestinian Authority

You won’t read about it in the New York Times or the Washington Post. But this week’s arrest of four Palestinian terrorists who were plotting to attack a Jewish holy site tells you everything you need to know about the Israeli-Palestinian con... Full story


Now exposed-Iran already waging war against Israel

On Aug. 16, the Israeli Army revealed that Iran has been directing terrorist attacks from Syria against Israelis in the Golan Heights region. Nobody paid attention. Four days later, Iranian-sponsored rockets from Syria struck Israel’s Upper G... Full story


The unwanted who keep coming

It’s time for another round of that hoary folk song about disaster just about everywhere, i.e., “They’re rioting in Africa, they’re starving in Spain...” The ugliest story concerns more than 70 bodies, decomposed to a smelly lump making counts di... Full story


During days of introspection, how to get back on proper path

(My Jewish Learning via JTA)—We live with a practical tradition. We begin the Jewish New Year with 10 days devoted to introspection. Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we are asked to review our past failures and victories, to evaluate our r... Full story


After the Iran vote, now what?

Is it over? On Wednesday morning, during a KPCC radio talk show about the Iran deal, the host, Patt Morrison, asked me whether, now that President Barack Obama has the 34 votes he needs to support the Iran nuclear agreement, the rancor and vitriol... Full story


The one day of the year I always felt Jewish

(Kveller via JTA)—Growing up as the only Jewish family in town meant that we missed out on a lot of things. We didn’t go to Hebrew school, we barely acknowledged Shabbat and we had very little connection to the Jewish community. My Israeli mot... 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


Shalom Families enjoy a butterfly encounter

More than 40 moms, dads and children turned out on Sunday, Aug. 30, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah at Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter in Oviedo. The event was organized by the Jewish Federation of... Full story



Geraldine “Geri” Halperin Harris, age 88, of Northport, Alabama, passed away at the Huntercreek Nursing and Rehab Center in Northport on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Mrs. Harris was born in Dublin, Georgia, on Oct. 24, 1926, to the late Philip and Cel... Full story



Myrna Lighterman, age 85, of Sanford, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A native of New York City, she was born on May 11, 1930, to the late Harold and Eve Merzon Winniman. A high school graduate, she was self-taught and... Full story



Ruby Gloria Steinfeld (Nee Eisner)of Orlando, passed away on Sept. 4th, 2015, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s at the Hunters Creek Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 7, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Louis and Rose Eisner. S... Full story


Synagogue Service Schedule

The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. Most synagogues require tickets for... Full story


Scene Around

A date in infamy... Of course I refer to this date, Sept. 11, when our country was attacked and so many Americans died, among them Alan Feinberg, a family member, who was a firefighter with the 59th... Full story


High Holiday greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

We are very proud that to say that our Jewish elderly are receiving the love and support they deserve. At the Jewish Pavilion, we deliver Jewish tradition and compassion to the doorsteps of seniors... Full story


Charge on into the New Year!

As the once and sometimes Jewish philosopher Bob Dylan was fond of saying, “the times, they are a changin,” and the same can be said for Central Florida Hillel. Since the calendar switched from 5774 to 5775 a lot has changed at the little house tha... Full story


New Year's wishes from the Jewish Federation

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 5776. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh... Full story


Happy New Year from The Roth Family JCC

The year 5775 produced a lot of "new" for The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando-a new name, new logo, new web site, new theater program, new giving initiatives, and a whole lot of new kids and... Full story


Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando High Holiday 2015 Message

Celebrating our 38th 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.... Full story


Just imagine what 5776 can be-full 'STEAM' ahead!

On Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate Creation. We recognize that a higher power in the universe created the world "ex nihilo," or "out of nothing." It is a time we can step back and say in the words of the... Full story


The Jewish Pavilion memorializes lost loved ones at 'A Taste in the Park'

The Jewish Pavilion is celebrating the vibrant memories of lost loved ones at its fall fundraiser, "A Taste in the Park", a special tasting event which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Venue on... Full story

 By    Features    September 11, 2015

Hold the champagne and say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks

Tradition dictates a glass of champagne on the secular New Year. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year? These Rosh Hashanah drinks from "Queen of Kosher" Jaime Geller's... Full story


Save a fridge magnet for must-have Jewish calendar

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-It's no miracle that I know the exact minute that Rosh Hashanah is coming; my trusty Jewish calendar hanging on the refrigerator tells me. While it doesn't actually speak to me like... Full story


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