Articles from the September 26, 2014 edition

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Tayarim Connect kicks off with a splash

On Sunday, Sept. 7, Tayarim Connect kicked off the year with a pool party at the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando. Tayarim Connect is a program hosted by the Roth JCC for middle school... Full story


They have come-it's time to build

It was bashert – meant to be – that fateful day when Lori and Moshe Erlich happened upon Rabbi Michael Boyden and his wife as they were taking a walk in their hometown, Hod Hasharon, Israel. Ear... Full story


Federation raises $65K for Israel

This summer, the Jewish community rallied to support Israel in an extraordinary fundraising campaign. The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in collaboration with community agencies and synagogues held three events fostering unity and support for... Full story


A walk to remember Bunny Rosen

"Bunny Rosen was an irreplaceable friend of the Jewish Pavilion, and it is our honor to walk in her name at the Pavilion's 4th Annual " A Walk in the Park," taking place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Crane's... Full story

 By Josh Tapper    News    September 26, 2014

At Canada's new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

TORONTO (JTA)-On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called "Examining the Holocaust," which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the... Full story


At 2014 U.N. General Assembly, ISIS likely to dominate discourse

NEW YORK (JTA)-The circus is coming to town. No, there won't be marching elephants, lion tamers or motorcycles jumping through rings of fire. But there may be wolves in sheep's clothing, tightrope... Full story


South Orlando JCC Preschool celebrates 5 years in new building

Just five years ago, if a mom at the Jewish Community Center in South Orlando wanted to visit the office of Early Childhood Director Brenda Sher, she faced the prospect of getting drenched in the rain before she arrived on foot at Sher’s portable. T... Full story


UCF professor publishes book on terrorist symbolism

Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D associate professor at UCF's Nicholson School of Communication has a new book out titled "Symbolism in Terrorism." On Friday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., he will deliver a presentation... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando students are budding scientists!

The first-grade students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando are learning about the human body. They are learning about the bones, muscles, heart, lungs, and brain. The students traced and cut out their bodies, which are on display on the bulletin... Full story


Religion in the Holy land

Not all the religious fanatics are Muslims. One can think of candidates under the umbrella of Christianity, but here our concern is Jews. Two cases recently in the headlines provoke shame or something else, depending on one’s sense of r... Full story


Wake up call - Part I

It cannot be denied or ignored any longer. Islamic terrorists such as ISIS, Boka Harram, Hamas, etc., have declared war on all infidels (non-Muslims) worldwide. I pray that every American man, woman and child finally accept the fact that there are... Full story


When Jews were funny

There was a time when Jewish humor ruled. Sometimes it might have been “racy” but never obscene. The great Jewish comics did not have to resort to profanity or description of body parts to get laughs. They told truths about themselves and their peo... Full story


Struggling to stay together

On the eve of 5775, more than 50 Jewish thought leaders and communal activists from around the country gathered at a retreat near Baltimore last week for 48 hours to talk about whatever was on their mind. Not surprisingly, their frank discussions... Full story


Why does Qatar support Hamas?

WASHINGTON (JTA) – It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel. Israeli athletes shine on its courts. Now Qatar is on the outs with I... Full story


What Obama's speech has to do with Israel and the Palestinians

NEW YORK (JTA)—President Obama did not mention Israel or the Palestinians during his address to the nation. But his pledge to lead a U.S.-coordinated effort to destroy ISIS could end up doing more to get Israeli-Palestinian negotiations back on t... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, September 26 - Friday, October 3

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500. Con... Full story


Obituary - SARAH ESSES

Sarah Esses of Kissimmee, passed away on Sept. 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Kissimmee. She was 93 years old. A native of Aleppo, Syria, she was born on June 15, 1921, to the late Abraham and Becky Kishk and immigrated to the United... Full story


A website exclusively for and about Israel

Israel is at war on two fronts. There is the physical battleground of death and destruction that has caused the loss of life and suffering, plus dramatic financial and economic setbacks. Fortunately, however, for the moment there is a cease fire but... Full story


All ages love playing percussion instruments

Five-year old Emma Jacobson handed out percussion instruments and sang with the audience as her grandmother, Gloria Green, played Broadway classics on the piano. Emma is shown here with Judith at Ivy... Full story


Scene Around

My old fears resurface... I've written about my experiences with anti-Semitism as a young child in Brooklyn, New York, a few times in this column. I would hope that subject is over and done with...... Full story


Preserving and restoring Israel's historical sites

Jewish National Fund’s Women for Israel Society hosted a breakfast at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park on Tuesday, Sept. 9 with guest speaker Noa Gefen of the Society for the Preservation of Israel Historical Sites (SPIHS). Gefen discussed some of t... Full story


BBYO teens attend first Florida tri-regional convention

On Sept. 12-14, over 60 Orlando teens attended BBYO's All-Florida Convention in Palm Beach Gardens. Themed "Leave Your Mark," the convention brought together nearly 300 teens plus advisors, staff,... 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


Off and on the Orthodox path

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the days in between them mark the season of "teshuva"-which in Hebrew literally means "to return," but in the context of the High Holidays refers to repentance. A... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Posters telling women where to walk removed from haredi London neighborhood (JTA)—Posters in English and Yiddish telling women which side of the road they can walk on were removed from a haredi Orthodox neighborhood in London. “Women should ple... Full story


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