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Obituary - RUTH L. SAGE

Ruth L. Sage of Casselberry, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital. She was 91 years old. A native of New York City, she was born on May 31,1922, to the late Irving and Celia Knecht Levy. She attended Cooper Union...

 

JAO and Walgreens team up for health

On Tuesday, Sept.10, Jewish Academy of Orlando and Walgreens presented a Health and Wellness Fair for the school’s parents, teachers, staff, and other adult professionals working on the Maitland...

 

Keeping the traditions

Thanks to the Jewish Pavilion, residents in 54 independent, assisted and skilled nursing facilities were thrilled to begin their New Year with apples and honey, challah and honey cake. They cried...

 

Bat Mitzvah - HANNAH LYNN SCHENKEL

Hannah Lynn Schenkel, daughter of Mark Schenkel and Jodi Rubin of Orlando, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland....

 

Scouting in North Carolina

Boy Scout Troop 641 is sponsored by the Children of Abraham Foundation and is the only troop in Central Florida sponsored by a Jewish organization. This photo was taken of the Troop at Camp Raven...

 

The Jewish Pavilion is forever thankful for their volunteers

Marian Bromberg is an active volunteer for the Pavilion. She has been visiting Health Center Windermere for the past four years. She rarely misses a Friday. Marian has greeted the residents that have passed through this facility with love, kindness...

 

Scene Around

What a tragedy... As the mother of a naval lieutenant commander whose whereabouts are never completely known to me, I admit I panicked when I heard the first newsbreak over television about the...

 

El Al to cancel Eilat flights over security concerns

JERUSALEM (JTA)—El Al Airlines said it will cancel its day flights to Eilat beginning at the end of the week over safety concerns. The airline in a statement said its flights from Ben Gurion International Airport will be halted as of Thursday and...

 

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Dr. Ruth scores at 9/11 benefit A-listers such as Billy Crystal, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Moore and Jon Hamm attended this year’s Cantor Fitzgerald and BCG Partners 9/11 Charity Day. But it was Dr....

 

Oldest Jewish women's religious organization marks centennial at convention

New York, NY— Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) 49th Assembly and centennial celebration will take place Dec. 11-15, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel and San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. It will be the first time since its biennial...

 

The Lifecyclist: After settling late father's affairs, she moves on to mikvah

(JTA)—Susan Esther Barnes had had a rough two years. Her father’s death in April 2011 came as a shock; she hadn’t even known he had been hospitalized. And his widow leaving town for a week...

 

New Teddy Fountain in Jerusalem attracts thousands

By Linda Gradstein The Media Line On a broiling Jerusalem afternoon, dozens of children are whooping and darting in and out of spouting water geysers at the newly opened “Teddy Park” named after Jerusalem’s long-time mayor Teddy Kollek. The...

 

Scientists discover handwriting can diagnose Parkinson's

By Abigail Klein Leichman ISRAEL21c A new Israeli study comparing the handwriting of healthy people to those with Parkinson’s disease (PD) holds out the promise of providing a simple diagnostic tool at the earliest stages of the progressive...

 

Searching for the messiah

When someone asks me Judaism’s position on a particular subject, I usually answer, “Which Jewish tradition do you want to hear?” I’m not just talking about the differences between contemporary religious movements, but the fact that...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Report: Israeli agents backing Kenyan troops in bid to end Nairobi mall siege JERUSALEM (JTA)—Kenyan troops reportedly backed by Israeli agents launched an assault to end the siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall. A Kenyan security...

 

Jon Voight-Chabadnik at heart

On a recent afternoon at Lenny’s Deli in Westwood, Calif., Jon Voight reached into a black satchel and pulled out a well-worn copy of Paul Johnson’s “A History of the Jews,” then began...

 

Kinneret residents' New Year's wishes

Kinneret board members Geanne Share, Mollie Savage and Jacob Hara shared New Year’s wishes with Kinneret residents on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Kinneret Apartment’s Jessie Render Social Hall. More...

 

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