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 By Andrew Tobin    News    October 7, 2016

Saying goodbye to Shimon Peres, world leaders talk peace and love

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli and world leaders gathered atop Mount Herzl on Friday to say goodbye to Shimon Peres, Israel's last founding father. In addition to fond personal recollections, many of those... Full story


Finding a sukkah

A world-wide registry of sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every... Full story


Generations come together at picnic

More than 65 children, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed a Sept. 23 multigenerational Shabbat Picnic in the Park in Baldwin Park sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater... Full story


New Chanukah stamp coming soon

The 2016 Chanukah stamp will be issued on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The First Day Ceremony will be held at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida. "This is the first time, I believe, such a ceremony for a... Full story


UF Hillel rabbi helped raise over $5000 for Gainesville's WUFT-FM

Rabbi Adam Grossman, CEO of UF Hillel joined Sue Wagner, director of Community Relations for the UF College of Journalism and Communications and Christine Ackerman Machen, former first lady of... Full story


Study shows Jewish vote could play crucial role in key states

By Penny Schwartz BOSTON (JTA)—A new study, touted as the first-ever state-by-state, county-by-county Jewish population estimate, shows how the Jewish vote could play a crucial role in key battleground states. The study, released Thursday and... Full story


Leket Israel 'rescues' food for needy during High Holidays

RA’ANANA, Israel—Leket Israel, the national food bank and the largest nonprofit food rescue organization in Israel is increasing its activity to rescue food for the needy this High Holiday season. It is expected that the organization will feed... Full story


Zayde's Kosher Caterings make kosher simple

ORLANDO—Family reunions, weddings and birthdays are a time for families to gather together, celebrate each other and share a meal. For the kosher community, however, trying to simply share a meal isn’t always that simple. Dietary restrictions... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando thanks outgoing board members

Jewish Academy of Orlando thanks Hillary Bressler and Wendy Nissan, two outgoing board members, for their hard work and dedication. Bressler sat on the executive board for three years as the vice... Full story


Temple Israel Sisterhood trip to Glick's Kosher Market

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Temple Israel Sisterhood, together with friends and community members, will head south to Pompano Beach for a day of adventure and camaraderie. Bagels, snacks and water will be... Full story


A musical presentation

Giles, Howe, a composer and producer formerly from the United Kingdom and now living in Florida, will have a selection from his show “Soviet Union” performed by The Bel Canto Singers at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach Shores,... Full story


A tapestry of butterflies

Ten years ago my life started to unravel. Not completely. I always had love and support—my wife, my children. But a corner of it frayed, and the loose strands couldn’t easily be fixed, and holes... Full story


FYI from JCRC: The year ahead

L’Shanah Tovah from the Jewish Community Relations Council! We look forward to a year ahead of continuing to advocate for Israel and the Jewish people, engage with other organizations in acts of tikkun olam, and build relationships within and... Full story


Who are they?

Several of our headlines have dealt with an issue that is always in the near background: Who are the Palestinians and Israeli Arabs? How do they think? and Is there any chance of living in a condition of peace, or at least reasonable quiet? One of... Full story


Israel is high on rule bending for medical marijuana

Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes Israeli entrepreneurs succeed because they challenge authority, question everything, and don’t go by the rules. “The impact of the Israelis on science and technology is immense, so that’s why I’m here and why... Full story


The Abbas approach explains the failure to make peace

NEW YORK (JTA)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ statement before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday revived old hatreds more than it broke new ground. It was little more than a rote diatribe against Israel and a call... Full story


We need dialogue, not demagoguery, when it comes to Israel

(JTA)—A Jewish educator who works on behalf of the Jewish people every single day recently received a letter that began with harsh words about her support for the anti-occupation group Breaking the Silence. Before long it took a startling turn.... 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


Rabbi Rudolph Adler's legacy continues to shine brightly

For many years, Rabbi Adler was the heart of this Jewish community. Rae Wallach, Rabbi Adler's daughter, graciously provided The Heritage with Rabbi Aaron Rubinger's eulogy for her father, and her... Full story


On Yom Kippur, atoning for our online sins

(JTA)-If you're like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look... Full story


The creation of Mitzvah Mahj

They started out as volunteers, and some strangers to each other, but they had one common passion-mahjong. And now they have yet another love in common, their dear friend Ruth Elson. Over three years... Full story


Exploring intergenerational Jewish history together

Just last month, Josh Zeffren, a seventh grader from Congregation Ohev Shalom, approached The Jewish Pavilion regarding meeting with a senior regularly and exploring his or her Jewish history. This wo... Full story


Scene Around

A wonderful man... Rabbi Adler died recently. He was in his mid 90s. A scholar and teacher, he was a Holocaust survivor (something I never knew). When my late husband, Irv, our young son DAVID, and I... Full story


Memories of Rabbi Adler from Portland, Oregon

Many people in the community may remember Marc Blattner, and if not Marc, certainly his parents, Adrianne and Myron (of Myron's Deli fame). Blattner is currently the head of the Jewish Federation of... Full story


Synagogue Service Schedule

Celebration Jewish Congregation (Reform) Rabbi Dr. Richard M. Cowin with Wendi Harris Cantorial soloists Dr. Norton and Jane Christeson Celebration’s Heritage Hall 951 Spring Park St. Celebration, Fla. 407-566-9792 www.jewishcelebration.org Tues.... Full story


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