Articles from the October 12, 2018 edition

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6,000 Christian pilgrims celebrate Sukkot with Israel

(JNS)-A whopping 7,000 faces and hundreds of flags of every color painted Israel's capital on Thursday, parading through the streets in the 2018 Jerusalem March. The diverse participants, decked out... Full story


'Irene Sendler: Rescuing the rescuer' to be shared at Kristallnacht Commemoration

The Holocaust Center will share the story of Irena Sendler at the annual Kristallnacht commemoration, Nov. 4. Sendler's story will be told by actor and playwright Libby Skala, whose one-woman show... Full story


Putting a 'human face' on the IDF

Untold Stories of IDF Soldiers Tour is coming to the United States Oct. 14 - 28, and will be in Orlando Oct. 24 and 25. The Tour, sponsored by StandWithUs, has six teams of reservists who will travel... Full story


Unique partnership benefits students

Rabbi Yisrael and Tamar Abisror, Yehudi educators, have joined the Central Florida Hillel staff at The University of Central Florida. In an unprecedented demonstration of Jewish unity, these two... Full story


RAISE continues to raise the bar for inclusion

Since its beginning in 2014, RAISE has grown in many ways. Still keeping the number of employees at seven-RAISE has been able to fine tune the program that greatly benefits not only those who are... Full story


North and South Chabad bring the last Jewish gangster to Orlando

Chabad will present “History of Jews in the Mob: An evening with Myron Sugerman” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Nate’s Shul, 1701 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood, and Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Chabad South Orlando, 7347 W Sand Lake Road, Orlan... Full story


Sign up for Temple Israel Sisterhood's annual trip to Festival and Glick's Kosher Market

On Sunday, Nov. 4, Temple Israel Sisterhood, together with friends and community members, will head south to Pompano Beach for a day of adventure and camaraderie. There will be bagels, snacks and... Full story

 By Oren Peleg    News    October 12, 2018

UCLA students speak out against upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine conference

(JNS)-Tens of thousands of students returned to the Westwood campus of University of California, Los Angeles, on Sept. 27 for the first day of classes. However, third-year student Justin Feldman, 20,... Full story


Report highlights anti-Semitic tactics used by SJP members amid BDS debate at GW

(JNS)—Pro-Israel students at George Washington University have faced a number of challenges from both the BDS movement and anti-Israel groups in recent years. In 2017, the school successfully defeated a BDS resolution; however, last April a new r... Full story


JDC responds to Indonesia tsunami, earthquake

Following the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday, Sept. 28, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing emergency medical services, critical supplies, and psychosocial support with one o... Full story


Another reason why Trump was right about the Iran deal

(JNS)—Though his fans thrill to his speeches, there’s little doubt that when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, few there listen. So when Netanyahu issued what seemed like a blockbuster revelation abo... Full story


I believe this Palestinian teenager

(JNS)— Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager jailed for assaulting an Israeli soldier, says she supports violence against Jews and seeks the destruction of Israel. I believe her. And I believe that groups such as J Street, which have defended T... Full story


People who love the land do not burn the land

It is not surprising that the Arabs of Gaza, worked into a frenzy of hate and victimhood by their Hamas masters, have bought into the fantasy that they are entitled to claim what is now Israel. After the British Mandate ended, Gaza was ruled by... Full story


Viewpoint: Florida Governor's race-A Jewish perspective

This year’s election for governor of Florida presents a great challenge to Jewish voters. Historically, most Jews vote consistently for Democratic candidates, at all levels, largely on the basis of domestic social issues. Most American Jews also f... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 12, 2018

Abbas and Netanyahu UN speeches signal that 30-year peace process is now deadAbbas and Netanyahu UN speeches signal that 30-year peace process is now dead

(JNS)—There was one corner of New York City last Thursday where the Senate Judicial Committee hearings into the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh went largely unnoticed: the United Nations building perched on the East R... Full story


A birthday present for a great-grandson

Maitland, FL I’m a lucky man. I saw my great-grandson last night. We are about to celebrate his first birthday, so at this point in his life I am just a part of his landscape. I have a good shot at seeing him turn 10, and a poor likelihood of b... 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


Chanukah shopping made easy in the JCC lobby

Chanukah comes early this year-beginning on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2. Once again, Joanne Berman and Bernice Cleveland will have wonderful gifts available for the holiday on display in The Roth... Full story


Babka French Toast recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-This is one of those recipes that sounds super complicated but is actually so simple. Using store-bought babka will make this Babka French Toast Loaf as easy as 1-2-3, but if you... Full story


Polish town accused of turning Jewish cemetery into soccer field

(JTA)—A state-funded sports complex was built on a disused Jewish cemetery in southeastern Poland, several Jewish groups complained. The complex, comprising a basketball and soccer court, was inaugurated on Sept. 6 at a ribbon- cutting ceremony in K... Full story


B'nai Mitzvah - Sara Rose Schenkel and Avi Benjamin Schenkel

Sara Rose Schenkel and her brother Avi Benjamin Schenkel, the children of Mark Schenkel and Jodi Rubin of Orlando, Fla., will be called to the Torah as b'nai mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    October 12, 2018

Gift basket raffle benefits the Jewish Pavilion

Just about every Monday, residents of Savannah Court and Cove Assisted Living in Maitland enjoy an Ice Cream Social and play a group card game called "Lotto." It's a fun program of the Jewish Pavilion... Full story


More time for recess at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

This year, Jewish Academy of Orlando extended recess for all grades to 45 minutes, which for some students is an increase of 125 percent from the 2017-18 school year. In addition to extended recess... Full story


Scene Around

Some good news from the UN... "The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has published a new guide to addressing anti-Semitism through education. The manual, introduced by... Full story


Temple Israel members wine and dine in the sukkah

Temple Israel members take a break from their wine and cheese party on Wednesday, Sept. 26, to show off their "Pink Shabbat" T-shirts in the sukkah. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in... Full story


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