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Articles from the September 20, 2019 edition

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JFS Orlando kicks off 5780 High Holiday Food Drive

L'shana Tova! The Jewish Family Services' High Holiday Food Drive is here once again (Sept. 15-Oct. 31, 2019). This new year, better your community and celebrate your tzedakah by feeding the hungry... Full story


Residents at Oakmonte Village celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a seder

On Monday evening, Sept. 30, Susan Bernstein, Jewish Pavilion program director, will conduct the Oakmonte Village seder. The Passover seder is widely known among many, both Jewish and non-Jewish alike. The Tu B’shvat seder, in recent time, has... Full story


Congregation Sinai offers two open High Holiday events

Congregation Sinai of Central Florida will soon observe the Jewish High Holidays with two special services that are being open to the entire community. Join Sinai For Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays 2019/5780. Day Two of Rosh Hashanah will be... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    September 20, 2019

The first exit polls for Israel's Election Day are in-it's close

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Blue and White were again locked in a virtual dead heat at the close of voting in Israel, exit polls on Tuesday showed. Both Blue and White, which is led by Benny Gantz, a... Full story


Rabbi on ground in battered Bahamas organizes supplies, volunteers for relief efforts

(Chabad.org)—As Hurricane Dorian was unleashing its unimaginable devastation on the Bahamas earlier this week, Rabbi Sholom and Sheera Bluming, co-directors of Chabad of the Bahamas, hunkered down in the capital city of Nassau, making phone... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    September 20, 2019

Netanyahu says he will annex part of the West Bank if re-elected

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that if he is re-elected, he will immediately annex the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu also promised to annex West Bank Jewish... Full story


Netanyahu: US 'changing the course of Jewish history'

By Jewish News Service Reflecting on his announcement on Tuesday regarding annexation of the Jordan Valley, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had notified the White House prior to making the announcement, and that “someone in the W... Full story


Why Israelis have never forgotten their 9/11

(JNS)—On the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, government officials and institutions throughout America commemorated the horror of that day. But after all these years, there is a sense that—other than for those who lost family... Full story


What Israel still needs to learn from Ariel Sharon

WASHINGTON (JTA)—With the new election in Israel, it is worth reflecting on the last Likud leader, Ariel Sharon, and the decisions he made on the Palestinian issue. Sharon, the 11th prime minister of Israel, was a large man who did not think... Full story


Our Man in Damascus

A few months ago, there was a slew of hopeful chatter in Israel that Eli Cohen would finally be coming home. This followed the return of remains of an Israeli soldier killed in battle in Lebanon in 1982 with help from Russia. The country couldn’t r... Full story


Jewish Democrat or democratic Jew?

Dear Editor: 1. A Jewish Democrat—you are Jewish and vote Democrat regardless of the democratic party’s discriminations against you. 2. A democratic Jew—you are a dedicated Democrat. Being a Jew doesn’t matter. By these two definitions,... Full story


A heartfelt thank you

For you Heritage Florida Jewish News readers who have been following my heart saga that began some 16 months ago, I wanted to give an update. As you might recall, I am the one who had a heart attack while playing chess, and ended up having quintuple... Full story


Pursuing our community's dreams in the year to come

Shalom, I wish you a sweet New Year 5780 on behalf of the JFed Alliance, a collaborative partnership between The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando and the Jewish Federation of... Full story


The new year is a time to stand up and be counted

An alarming story was recently in the news about a Palm Beach County parent who wrote her child's principal asking if the Holocaust was being taught at the high school. She was stunned by his... Full story


Positive education for a positive New Year

This year, Jewish Academy of Orlando has embarked on a new initiative that focuses on Positive Education, an approach to education that draws on positive psychology's emphasis on individual strengths... Full story


JFS Orlando offers everyone a path to a sweet year

As the new executive director serving Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando it is with great joy that I offer l'shana tova tikateyvu to our Central Florida community. A new year, a potentially... Full story


'May we be the Head and not the Tail'

The IAC Family thanks the Orlando community for your friendship and support of our events and programs for the Jewish community. Thanks to you, we can continue to lead, engage and build community for... 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... Full story


Scene Around

Three cheers for Israel... Actually, Israel has earned more than three cheers, especially with all the breakthroughs in cancer research and Alzheimers... and so much more that Israel has achieved!... Full story


Here's to 5780 and an opportunity for a new lease on life!

The Jewish New Year will soon be here and we will wave "goodbye" to 5779 and welcome in 5780. For many of us, there will be plenty of reasons to close out the year and eagerly anticipate 5780... Full story


A time of re-dedication to 'do better'

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are almost here. All across our community the High Holiday momentum is building, with treasured family recipes pulled from bookshelves and thought given to building new... Full story


2019-2020 High Holiday Greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

Sylvia Stein has celebrated the high holidays for the past 80 years at synagogue. After services, she joined her adult children and grandchildren for a traditional meal. When Sylvia fell this year... Full story


Reflecting on the past and looking to the future

The Jewish month of Elul is a time for personal reflection and spiritual preparation. We are called to use Elul to take a cheshbon hanefesh-an accounting of the soul, at the end of which we will be... Full story


A High Holy Day love story

The High Holidays are a special time, but it is even more special when family—and a little romance—are part of the season.  In 1951, Larry’s father, Ernie, a World War II veteran, was called back into the U.S. Army. Larry’s mother, Doris,... Full story


Jewish Pavilion's 2019 High Holiday Schedule

Join the Jewish Pavilion program directors and volunteers for a High Holiday service at any of these locations. The serves are open to all. If you are looking for an address, please visit the Jewish Pavilion website, www.jewishpavilion.org and click... Full story


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