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Articles from the October 10, 2014 edition

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Party After Dark to honor Shayna's Village founders

On Nov. 6, 1994, the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando opened the Shayna Cai Presser Parenting Center within its Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center. Twenty years later-to t... Full story


Be a part of the worldwide Shabbos Project

The weekend of Oct. 24-25 every Jew worldwide, from all walks of life-from Scottsdale, Arizona to Seattle, Washington-is invited to come together and spend one Shabbat in unity. Whether Shabbat is... Full story


JCRC remembers Civil Rights Act

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation is heading full steam into the new year. Under the leadership of the new chairperson, Ina Porth, JCRC is working on building bridges in... Full story


Make/break bread at Challah Bake

Jewish women from all over Orlando are expected to join the Mega Challah Bake on Thursday, Oct. 23, jointly hosted by all Chabad Jewish Centers in Orlando. The 'Mega Challah Bake' event has been held... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    October 10, 2014

Netanyahu gives crash course on Mideast terror threats

As world leaders converged on New York City for the 69th United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to remind them that the threats Israel faces today could be t... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    October 10, 2014

El Al faces uproar over haredim's refusal to sit near women

TEL AVIV (JTA)—For approximately a half hour at the beginning of her El Al Israel Airlines flight last week from New York to Tel Aviv, Elana Sztokman watched as the haredi Orthodox man seated next to her rushed up and down the aisle searching for... Full story


JFGO awards synagogue grants for Jewish teen education

With great enthusiasm, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Jewish Teen Education Network announces the award of six grants to area synagogues. Earlier this summer, JFGO announced the formation of the Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN), an... Full story


Stirring new production turns sworn enemies into unlikely friends

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF and the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida present "The Best of Enemies" from Oct. 15 – Nov. 16, in the Goldman... Full story


'Honor Diaries' to be shown at UCF

The UCF Knights for Israel is hosting the film screening of “Honor Diaries” on Monday, Oct. 20, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the UCF Hillel Ballroom, 3925 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. Nine women speak out in this documentary about gender inequality, freedom... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 10, 2014

Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

Who are we at war with in the Middle East? At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, “war” is the exact descriptor... Full story


Wake up call - Part II

This article is mainly for those Americans who naively insist that Islamic terrorists are of no concern here, with reasoning like: they know nice Muslims, there are too few fanatics, they do not see them here or if we are nice to them they will be... Full story


Strategic mistakes

What do the 1861 attack on Fort Sumter, Germany’s 1941 attack on Russia, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 have in common? They represent an adversary’s error that brought upon it a greater power, and—in the case of the first three—eventual... Full story


Nuclear Iran is a 'thousand times' more dangerous than ISIS

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Saying a nuclear Iran would be a “thousand times” greater threat to the world than ISIS, Israel’s ambassador to the United States warned against including Iran in any coalition to derail the jihadist group. Ron Dermer,... Full story


Chicago Jewish donors subsidize Israel defamer

A major American university is currently hosting a visiting novelist who says that Israel is a deeply racist country and that its creation was a “catastrophe.” And the Chicago Jewish Federation is helping to foot the bill. The Israel Studies Proj... Full story


What would a partisan shift in control of the Senate mean for Jewish issues?

As the Republican party pushes to retake the majority of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming November midterm elections, which would give it control of both houses of Congress, a partisan shift in power may significantly affect a broad range of foreign... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, October 10 - Friday, October 17

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregatio... Full story



Harriet Corey of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Demarest, New Jersey. She was 72 years old. A native of New York, Harriet was born in the Bronx on Feb. 13, 1942, to the late Samuel and Esther... Full story


Obituary - TED FINKEL

Ted Finkel, husband, father, grandfather and a visionary trailblazer in the health-care field, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at his home in Orlando. He was 80 years old. As a trailblazer in the field of health-care, Mr. Finkel opened the... Full story



Martin Herman of Novi, Michigan, died Sept. 21, 2014. He was 88 years old. Mr. Herman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there all of his life. He owned Martin Herman Advertising and was a talented artist and photographer, having... Full story



Kenneth L. Lipsitt, MD, of Orlando, passed away at his residence on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. He was 68 years old. Dr, Lipsitt, a native of Michigan, was born on Nov. 19, 1945, to the late Dr. Seymour and Gertrude Jacobs Lipsitt. Dr. Lipsitt had a... Full story



Gloria Titen of Longwood, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Village on the Green Health Center. She was 88 years old. In addition to her husband of nearly 66 years, Harvey, Gloria is survived by her children Edward (Lisa) of Tampa, Andrew... Full story


Gloria Titen-a gracious, caring woman, mom and grandma

The following dedication was written by Gloria Titen's daughter, Ellen Titen. Chocolate cake: home-made with love. Delicious, hand-ground liver with secret ingredient Ritz crackers. A true friend, and... Full story


Shabbat dinner with Waldflowers BBG

On Sept.19, Waldflowers BBG (B'nai B'rith Girls) hosted the first Shabbat dinner of the fall term. Waldflowers BBG is the BBYO girls-only Orlando chapter, open to all Jewish teens in 9th through 12th... Full story


Scene Around

Oy... here I go, down again!... I fall very often these days... not that I'm elderly, mind you (shut up!) but sometimes a little unsteady on my feet. Like the other day, I fell face forward when I... Full story


Renowned performer presents powerful performance at Temple Shir Shalom

On Friday, Sept. 19, Temple Shir Shalom welcomed nationally recognized performer, composer and educator Peri Smilow to Oviedo. This was the second in a series of guest musicians performing during... Full story


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