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The Holocaust Center forms partnership with USC Shoah Foundation

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida announced via a webinar held Oct. 1, that it has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education...

 

Gov. Newsom vetoes ethnic-studies bill requiring anti-Israel curriculum

(JNS) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would make ethnic-studies courses a high school graduation requirement. Newsom, a Democrat, cited the ongoing pushback over the curriculum for...

 

JFS Orlando CARES is here

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, in partnership with the TOP Jewish Foundation and the Jewish Capital Alliance, is excited to announce the launch of a new financial assistance program called “JFS Orlando CARES.” Dedicated to providing...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 9, 2020

COVID closures in New York

(JTA) – One New York City private Jewish high school shut down Monday after two students in 11th grade and two students in 12th grade tested positive. Several students in the younger grades exhibited symptoms. In a boys’ yeshiva high school in...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    News    October 9, 2020

Jewish Pavilion's 'Gems and Jeans Gala' is an online auction this year

"We are doing our annual gala auction online this year because it's the best choice we have. We're just not going to lose sight of helping our seniors, no matter what," said Shirley Schoenberg,...

 

Explore biblical secrets, in person or via Zoom, at JLI

Beginning at the end of the month, Chabad in Metro Orlando will be offering a new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, titled Secrets of the Bible: Iconic Stories, Mystical...

 

Rosen JCC launches Brain Fitness Academy

For many, the recognition that a loved one is having trouble with their memory is scary and frightening. They are not alone. More than 5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older in 2020...

 
 By Hannah Dreyfus    News    October 9, 2020

Columbia University students pass college's first-ever Israel boycott referendum

(NY Jewish Week via JTA) — Students at Columbia University have passed a first-ever referendum to boycott and divest from companies that “profit from or engage in the State of Israel’s acts towards Palestinians.” The news was released to the...

 

Ocasio-Cortez withdraws from event to commemorate Yitzhak Rabin

(JNS) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has withdrawn from being a speaker at an upcoming Americans for Peace Now event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who was assassinated by a Jewish extremist almost 25 years ago...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 9, 2020

Student government passes pro-Black Lives Matter resolution

(JTA) — The University of Illinois student government included a call for divestment from companies that do business with Israel as part of a resolution in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The university’s Office of Student Affairs con...

 

Asking the wrong questions about extremist violence

(JNS) — He did it again. When presented at the first presidential debate of 2020 with another opportunity to make a straightforward condemnation of white supremacists, he refused. Or at least that’s what many headlines screamed the next morning...

 

Both political parties are denigrating judicial respect

In just a few days time the Senate Judiciary Committee and then the Senate will convene to begin its constitutional mandate to debate and vote on the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, for the Supreme Court seat...

 

Comparing President Trump to Nazi Goebbels

The Zionist Organization of America, the country’s oldest pro-Israel organization, has demanded that the Anti-Defamation League speak out against Joe Biden for comparing President Donald Trump to a Nazi leader. Biden compared Trump to Nazi...

 

Viewpoint: Look at the facts, then draw conclusions

In the Sept. 18, 2020, edition of the Heritage Florida Jewish News, there was a viewpoint article by Rabbi Sanford Olshansky title “President Trump: Pandemic Warrior.” While I understand that Rabbi Olshansky as a member of the National...

 

Trivializing the true evil of Nazism

(JNS) — There is clearly no limit to the depths of moral perversity that the enemies of President Donald Trump are prepared to plumb, not least within America’s Jewish community. The Jewish Democratic Council of America has released a new...

 

Another four years of Trump is bad for the Jews

Dear Editor: While President Trump has done some good things for Israel, on the whole he has actually made the region more dangerous. A recent example is that two days after the White House signing of the diplomatic accord between Israel and the...

 

In my opinion, Mr. Trump needs to go

Dear Editor: After reading the article by Sandi Solomon, I am amazed about how much tripe was written by her about our current President. (Heritage Florida Jewish News, Sept. 25, 2020). I find President Trump to be vile, vicious, dishonest,...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) 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....

 

House Dems vote against anti-Semitism amendment

(JNS) — More than 160 U.S. House Democrats voted on Sept. 16 against an amendment to combat anti-Semitism. The Republican-offered measure was added to a Democrat-backed bill, the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act, which would allow for the fili...

 

Jewish groups react to Trump nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

(JNS) - Jewish groups expressed mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on Sept. 26 that he has nominated U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late...

 

'Designer' masks available at the Jewish Pavilion

To promote the upcoming Jewish Pavilion “Gems and Jeans” auction Oct. 18-23, Marlene Adler, chairwoman of the board of directors, put her talents to use and designed one-of-a-kind denim masks....

 

IDF hero to address local Jewish teens

Yaron Porter is a former elite classified IDF special forces soldier who suffers from PTSD. Nine years ago he was one of the first fighters to clash with the Sinai ISIS on the Eilat border. After...

 

A pair of Bernsteins are beautiful mensches

Susan Bernstein is a loving and dutiful daughter of Pearl Bernstein who lives at Cascade Heights. As a program director at the Jewish Pavilion, Susan enhances the lives of several hundred Jewish...

 

Scene Around

What a life... Here I am, still alive in spite of my age, still performing and still writing. And if the coronavirus doesn't get me, there is still a lot to do! Of course I have great memories of folk...

 

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