Articles from the September 27, 2019 edition

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Artwork by children around the world installed at Pittsburgh's synagogue

PITTSBURGH (JTA)-An art installation consisting of works submitted by children from around the world was unveiled at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. "#Hearts Together: The Art of... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

5 things to watch after Israel's too-close-to-call election

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The morning after Israel's second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing... Full story


RAISE announces two new logos

RAISE, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's work and social skills training program for adults with special needs has unveiled two new logos. Both can be seen on RAISE's Facebook page. One logo... Full story


Gantz spurns Netanyahu

(JNS)-Blue and White leader Benny Gantz rejected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's call to join a unity government under the Likud leader's leadership, stating that he would be prime minister of a... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando enrollment increases 8 percent

Jewish Academy of Orlando grows with new students, new teachers, and a new grade level. While most of the growth came in the lower grades, the upper grades showed marked growth as well. Head of... Full story


Experience the Tabernacle in the Wilderness

After the success of last year's tour of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Fellowship Church will once again, present a replica of the Tabernacle that was built while the children of Israel were in... Full story


Live dramatic performance parallels words of history's most prolific activists

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, in partnership with the Central Florida Urban League and Rotary Club of Maitland, proudly presents “Letters From Anne & Martin” on Oct. 5 and 6. Born in the same year on continents over 5... Full story


RAISE applications being accepted for fall

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for employees. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program for adults with special needs offered through the Jewish Federation of Greater... Full story


Pioneering journalist Cokie Roberts, who with her husband wrote about their interfaith marriage, dies

(JTA)-Cokie Roberts, a pioneering journalist who with her husband wrote an interfaith Haggadah and published a book about their interfaith marriage, has died. Roberts was one of the few female voices... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    September 27, 2019

How one Jewish school is processing the arrest of a teacher who preyed on children

NEW YORK (JTA)—Sitting at the front of a large room lined floor to ceiling with Jewish holy books, Rabbi Joseph Beyda’s voice broke as he processed, seemingly in real time, the idea that a trusted teacher had preyed on his students. “I think the over... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

Women's March board member critical of Israel and the FBI removed after 2 days

(JTA)—A new board member of The Women’s March who has disparaged Israel and the FBI on Twitter was voted off two days after she was appointed. “Zahra Billoo has been removed from board membership effective immediately,” the board posted Wednesd... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

NY will increase police presence in Jewish neighborhoods for High Holidays

(JTA)—The New York Police Department said it will increase its presence in Jewish neighborhoods before and during the High Holidays. Increased foot patrols and specialized units such as counterterrorism teams will be deployed throughout the c... Full story


The Netanyahu era's last chapter begins

(JNS)—When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted his supporters at Likud Party campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, his demeanor as much as his words made the outcome of the vote clear to everyone. While he neither claimed victory n... Full story


I did the math, and don't see a coalition

(Jewish Journal via JNS)—In the midst of all the promises of “coalitions” after the razor-close Israeli elections, who’s doing the actual math? On one side, you have a right-wing bloc that maxes out at 56 seats, and on the other, a center-... Full story


High Holiday Reflections

The days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are devoted not only to examining our relationship with God, but also to self-reflection and our relationship with others. Our tradition, developed over more than three thousand years, has created a rich narra... Full story


What we can still learn from the Lubavitcher Rebbe about climate change

PENN YAN, N.Y. (JTA)—With refineries ablaze in Saudi Arabia, you might be forgiven if you forget that in the Amazon and Indonesia, forests are ablaze as well. Yet these two conflagrations are not unconnected. As ever, ecological crises and geopolitic... Full story


By chilling out on Rosh Hashanah, I made my Judaism truly meaningful

MONTREAL (JTA)—Picking through gefilte fish in the kosher department, searching for the freshest packages, I think of my Grandma Fanny. She made her gefilte fish from scratch, lovingly combining the cod, whitefish, pike and whatever other secret i... Full story


New Jersey strives to protect Jewish students on campus

By Sasha Chernyak (JNS)—How does one distinguish anti-Semitism from legitimate criticism of Israel? The answer is rather simple: One can criticize Israel and its government just as one would any other nation and its government. Far too often, h... Full story


1929 Hebron massacre-the rest of the story

Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing the story by Josh Hasten, “In remembering 1929 Hebron Massacre, top Israeli leaders visit...and make history” (Sept. 13, 2019 issue). The article explains how in August 1929, “67 Jews were murdered by an Arab... 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

 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

Hamas and ISIS hate Israel-and each other

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Explosions earlier this week at two Hamas police checkpoints in Gaza City left three policemen dead. But it wasn’t Israel that planted the explosives, as many might have suspected. Hamas says it was Islamic State suicide bombers. A d... Full story


Here are 6 new children's books for the Jewish New Year

(JTA)-A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel are among the highlights in the... Full story


Temple Israel's littlest hands make a big difference

Temple Israel's L'Dor v'Dor youth group for students in second through fifth grade put tikkun olam into action by learning about composting during their first activity of the school year on Sunday,... Full story


Volunteering is a win-win situation says Gala honoree Denise Beumer

It was an easy decision to honor Denise Beumer at the Jewish Pavilion's annual Gems and Jeans Gala on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. One by one you see the smiles begin as the residents of Savannah Court &... Full story


Scene Around

"I'm going to cut right to the chase"... (Directly from the Simon Wiesenthal Center): "The crisis of burgeoning anti-Semitism in Europe is raising questions about how long the vibrant Jewish... Full story


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