Articles from the October 14, 2016 edition

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 By Pamela Ruben    News    October 14, 2016

Why the Jewish Pavilion's 'Sunday in the Park' Is good for your health

Looking for a "Good Day Sunshine"? On Oct. 23, The Jewish Pavilion will turn back the clock to the 1960s, bringing the community together with their new fall festival, "Sunday in the Park," with all... Full story


RAISE enters its third year of successful achievements

Now in its third year, many people might still think of RAISE (Recognizing Abilities & Inclusion of Special Employees) as a Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando program to train individuals with s... Full story


Emergency funds for storm relief

(JTA)—The Jewish Federations of North America opened an emergency fund for Hurricane Matthew relief. As the Category 3 storm whipped Florida’s Atlantic coast with 100-mile-per-hour winds Friday, forecasters warned about a storm surge in parts of... Full story


Florida Jews brave hurricane

('s 550,000-strong Jewish community was bracing for the worst as Hurricane Matthew bombarded the Sunshine State early Friday leaving one dead and over a half million residents without... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 14, 2016

After the Veep debate: Who was right about the Iranian nuclear deal, and do Israelis agree?

(JTA)-Seven times during the vice presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said the deal his running mate, Hillary Clinton, worked on had helped "stop Iranian nuclear weapons." Seven times, Indian... Full story


Study reveals keys for success for Jewish Day School leaders

Washington, D.C.—Findings from the first part of a groundbreaking three-year study identify the conditions that can support effective educational leadership in Jewish day schools. Commissioned by CASJE (the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish... Full story


Fine talks about Watergate at next CRJ Seniors meeting

THE CRJ Seniors will host Terri Susan Fine, Ph.D., who will speak on "The Watergate Years: What do they mean to us today?" at the next CRJ Seniors meeting, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The... Full story


TOP to offer community-wide legacy training

The Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation (TOP) will hold a training session on gaining expertise and embracing legacy giving within the culture of your organization and the community as a whole. The session is open to all Jewish organizations in... Full story


Happening at the Holocaust Center

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will host Holocaust Survivor Abraham Gold at “I Remember: Eyewitnesses to the Holocaust” on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Gold had an identical twin and was one of 10 children born and raised in... Full story


Mahjong tournament and fun at Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC will host a traditional format mahjong tournament with four rounds of play on Sunday, Dec. 4. Registration is from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., the tournament is played from 11 a.m.—4 p.m. Tournament entry, prizes, refreshments and a vegetarian... Full story


Reality check: Obama's new Middle East

A new Syria is emerging. And with it, a new Middle East and world are presenting themselves. Our new world is not a peaceful or stable one. It is a harsh place. The new Syria is being born in the rubble of Aleppo. The eastern side of the city, which... Full story


The other election to watch

Initially, this was going to be written in the future tense, not the past tense. As much as Americans may be equally tired of, and curious about, the outcome of the upcoming presidential election, I wanted highlight on another election scheduled for... Full story


A complex relationship

It isn’t easy summarizing the relationships between Jews and Arabs in Israel, or extending that to Israeli Jews and Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza. Animosity is more apparent than accommodation in most summaries of Israeli and Palestinian... Full story


An open letter to anti-Israel activists

I don’t know you personally, but I know what you do. You demonstrate on college campuses, in front of stores that sell Israeli products, at co-op grocery outlets, and in the town squares of liberal places like my community of Seattle. You... Full story


On Sukkot, use King Solomon's wisdom to endure the election season

(JTA)—Building up to Sukkot, with its temporary, shaky sukkah, it’s easy to forget that the holiday comes with something more substantial: its own book, Ecclesiastes—Kohelet in Hebrew—which is read during the festival and gives us a solid... 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


A tale of two kings: The yellow star legend that refuses to die

Lost amid the absurd denial of the Holocaust and a result of any ideological current, is a widely believed unintentional myth due largely to Hollywood, Leon Uris (author of the best-selling novel... Full story


Scene Around

"Don't be evil Google"?... I read this in the current issue of World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: "The World Jewish Congress called it 'scandalous' that the world's largest... Full story


Are we there yet, Maier? Traveling with seniors and the ages in between

Somehow, our first empty-nester travels, once again, became a "family vacation." Boarding our mini tour bus in Tel Aviv Israel, we met our traveling companions for the week, a small group, mostly... Full story


A sweet new year

Philip Schwartz of Arbor Cove was moved to tears as the memories of Rosh Hashanah long gone bye, returned. He remembered the blessing over the wine, the ha-Motzi, and candle lighting. He was... Full story


Sukkot shortcuts for a spectacular holiday meal

(JTA)-Sukkot is probably my favorite holiday of the season to cook for. I love sitting outdoors in the brisk autumn air enjoying harvest-inspired dishes with friends and family. Even so, I understand... Full story


Five reasons why Sukkot is great for kids (sorry Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur)

(Kveller via JTA)-Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are boring. There, I said it. Seriously, what do Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer from a child's perspective? Rosh Hashanah's selling points are the... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

In second debate, Trump says Syria regime is not worth confronting WASHINGTON (JTA)—Donald Trump said the U.S. focus in Syria should solely be on the Islamic State terrorist group, arguing that the Assad regime is not worth confronting because its... Full story


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