Articles from the September 28, 2018 edition

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'Enemy cyber threat growing,' warn security experts amid Hamas cyber attacks

(JNS) The ability of Israel's enemies to target civilians and members of the armed forces with cyber attacks is growing, security experts have warned. In August, the Israeli ClearSky cyber-security... Full story


First-time candidate runs for seat in Florida State House

Political newbie Tracey Kagan won the Democratic primary spot for Florida State House 29 against her primary opponent, Darryl Block, with 66.8 percent of the vote in all 34 precincts. "This win is a p... Full story


New security director at JCC

Keith Dvorchik, CEO of The Roth Family JCC, announced that Jacob "Jake" Silverman has been hired to fill the security director position vacated by Andy Brennan. He will assume his new position on... Full story


Homeland Security grant for JFGO

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando announced that it has received a grant under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Areas Security Initiative. The grant, which totals almost $130,000, is the only one of its kind for the Orlando area t... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando faculty participate in gifted training and earn endorsements

Jewish Academy of Orlando announced that it is providing gifted training for the entire faculty. "From the coding and robotics teacher to the Hebrew language teachers, all faculty are participating in... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    September 28, 2018

Jewish Pavilion hosts High Holidays breakfast for Maitland Chamber

A warm, sweet noodle kugel makes a wonderful goodwill ambassador. Throw in bagels and lox and apple cake alongside breakfast staples such as boiled eggs and oatmeal, and you’ve got yourself a satisfied and receptive crowd. That’s what Nancy Lud... Full story


Stetson students do #ReverseTashlich lake clean up

Sam Friedman, Stetson Hillel director, gave a shoutout to Max Perez-Duel, Rebecca Klages and Daniel Crasnow for all their hard work cleaning Lake Beresford at Beresford Park in DeLand as part of the nationwide #ReverseTashlich. The Stetson Hillel... Full story


Wishing the best for Walter Goldstein

At the Jewish Pavilion, our staff is family. Recently, the Pavilion was given sad news about our South Orlando program director, Walter Goldstein. He has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic... Full story


Community sale at Kinneret

The residents of Kinneret Apartments will hold a community sale Oct. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Social Hall. There will be something for everyone: household items, Christmas decorations, clothing, etc. The ladies of Kinneret will also be... Full story


Michigan professor defends denying student's letter of recommendation to study in Israel

(JNS)-A University of Michigan professor who denied a student a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study-abroad program in Israel is standing by his decision, citing his support for the BDS... Full story


UCLA's tango with hate and anti-Semitism

(JNS)—Students for Justice in Palestine will host its annual national conference in November at the University of California, Los Angeles. Despite the notoriously anti-Semitic rhetoric used by this group, UCLA will be directly facilitating the s... Full story


Texas schools requirements

(JNS)—The state of Texas will require schools to teach that “Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict” in the Mideast. The Texas Board of Education voted during a curriculum review last week to keep the controversial sente... Full story


Iran sanctions will change how nations do business

(JNS) WASHINGTON—Ahead of the second round of American sanctions on Iran in November since the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Friday that those measures will drastically change the way any b... Full story


Two daggers

Two events took place yesterday; both were the kind we have gotten used to, especially since the Oslo accords were signed a quarter of a century ago. One was the murder of yet another holy, beautiful Jew by an Arab, and the other was a meeting... Full story


Pity the poor Palestinians!

By Mel Pearlman This has been a rough year for the Palestinian Arabs. First they lost the diplomatic battle for Jerusalem. Then they lost the battle to prevent the relocation of the U.S. and Guatemala embassies to Israel’s declared capital city. O... Full story


Can we talk?

Dialogue and argument among Jews are as old as our people. When God told Moses to “get out of town” not every Jew in Egypt agreed. “Too dangerous!” “Moses is meshugana.” Luckily for us all, the “ayes” won and the Jews became a nation. The syn... Full story


Viewpoint: Make your vote count for women's health equality

It’s thrilling to be part of a historical moment when women are stepping into the political arena in record-breaking numbers. They’re tossing their hats into the ring—left, right and center—in national, statewide and local races. It’s an auspiciou... Full story


Four jarring omens and a funeral

This week’s murder of a neighbor in a terror attack carried out by a teenage Palestinian Arab was glaring and jarring in many ways. First and foremost, his death is a great loss for our community and Israel on the whole, but mostly for his wife, f... Full story


Trump train didn't stop for the Palestinians

(JNS)—In miserable timing, the PLO’s Executive Committee announced that the Palestinian Authority has turned to the International Criminal Court at The Hague to open proceedings against Israel over its decision to evacuate Khan al-Ahmar east of Jer... 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


Argentine film about a Holocaust survivor

(JTA)-When the Argentine-Jewish filmmaker Pablo Solarz was 5 or 6 years old, he asked his grandfather if he was Polish. On the phone recently, in heavily accented English, he described his... Full story


Creator of 'BoJack Horseman' comes from a home of funny Jews

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-While growing up in Palo Alto, Raphael Bob-Waksberg was a serious consumer of popular culture. He would watch TV for hours on end and... Full story


How an injured skateboarder became an Israel Navy submarine officer

(JNS)-When Lt. S (full name withheld), a professional skateboarder, slammed into a safety barrier while traveling at 60 kilometers an hour during a sports event-breaking his back, pelvis and shin a... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Geoffrey S. Goldberg

Geoffrey S. Goldberg, son of Sivan and Howard Goldberg of Debary, Fla., will be call to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland.... Full story

 By Maya Mirsky    News    September 28, 2018

The Jewish founder of a college program for inmates eyes his own release from prison

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-A Jewish inmate serving life in prison without parole took a step toward freedom Aug. 21 and credited the local Jewish newspaper for t... Full story


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