Articles from the October 16, 2015 edition

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Local Scout chaplain receives prestigious Shofar award

After serving as Boy Scout Troop 6's chaplain for the past seven years and being involved in many communitywide cross-cultural initiatives, Brian Collins of the Dr. Phillips community in Southwest... Full story


Channel 7 reporter to celebrate Shabbat with Southwest Orlando community

Former Broadway star and current channel 7 reporter to celebrate Shabbat with Southwest Orlando community WSVN News Anchor Rosh Lowe, named TV Reporter of the Year by The Miami New Times, will... Full story


Celebrate next Shabbat together

On Thursday, Oct. 22, hundreds of women will gather at The Pantry at Northview to participate in the Great Big Challah Bake, which is part of the global Shabbat Project, which aims to mobilize more... Full story


IDF Ensemble to perform at COS

On Sunday, Nov. 1, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces invites the community to a special performance by Israeli Defense Forces soldiers, titled Yom L'Chayal-a Day to Salute Our Soldiers-featuring... Full story


What American Jews can do in response to Henkin murders

The heartbreaking murder of Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Naama, gunned down by Palestinian terrorists in front of their children, will generate tear-filled eulogies and anguished recitations of... Full story

 By Uriel Heilman    News    October 16, 2015

What Syria's refugees think about Israel might surprise you

BERLIN (JTA)—Israel’s government is in cahoots with Syrian President Bashar Assad. America wants to keep the Syrian civil war going for as long as possible. Russia is outmaneuvering the United States on the global stage. Those are some of the... Full story

 By Maayan Jaffe    News    October 16, 2015

Israeli research may identify potential school shooters

In the fourth shooting at a U.S. college campus since August, 10 people were killed Oct. 1 when a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon. Many would be surprised to learn that part of the... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando opens its doors for their community Open House and family innovation night

The Jewish Academy of Orlando is opening its award-winning day school for an open house featuring family innovation night. On Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:15 p.m., the Jewish Academy of Orlando will host current and prospective families. The event is... Full story


'She plants a vineyard' study of four matriarchs of Judaism

The community is invited to participate in a Torah Study program sponsored by Florida Region of Women's League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ) and the Temple Israel Adult Education Committee and... Full story


'Look at Us Now, Mother!'

NEW YORK-Emmy award-winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum was driven to make her deeply personal documentary, "Look at Us Now, Mother!" (that premieres in downtown Orlando October 22nd at the Cobb... Full story


An update on terrorism by Dr. Jonathan Matusitz

The Zionistas invite the community to a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Matusitz on the update of "Terrorism and Communications" on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Casselberry. The Club is... Full story


Syria caught between barbarism and civilization

By Ben Cohen Remember how the terrorists fighting American forces during the occupation of Iraq gave us a chilling new acronym, IED, which stands for Improvised Explosive Device? The four-year war in neighboring Syria has now done the same.... Full story


Russia and the United States

Tensions, competition, or dust-up—call it what you will—between Russia and the U.S. presents a fascinating subject for analysis. No doubt, the U.S. is stronger by far economically and militarily. It was left standing at the end of the Cold War,... Full story


Negotiate with Iran-Why?

With the potential devastation and catastrophic deaths a nuclear bomb can cause you would think the first question needed to be answered in the affirmative, is can Iran be trusted to keep an agreement? According to Iran’s track record, clearly the... Full story


Netanyahu's 44 seconds of silence at the U.N.

What is the value of spending our time on lost causes? As I watched the proceedings at the United Nations last week I couldn’t help but remember the story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and my father—and, most important of all, the lesson my... Full story


Muslim call to prayer, or Arab call to violence: a terror timeline

Every day now, I am waking up to news of more murders around Jerusalem. Outside my window, I hear screaming, and as my stomach twists in fright, I have to wonder whether I am hearing yet another Arab attack against Jews in my area. This violence is... Full story


Was AIPAC ever really up to the task?

Was the urgency of preventing a nuclear Iran truly embedded within AIPAC’s institutional DNA? If so, how could the fervent appeals, made year after year over the last decade, by 15,000 Policy Conference disciples, have been so callously ignored?... 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


Step up to the plate for a loved one at A Taste in the Park

Anyone can step up to the plate and honor a loved one, at the Jewish Pavilion's A Taste in the Park at the Maitland Civic Center-Venue on the Lake on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. For a donation of $50 to... Full story


Want a little 'mama loshen'?

A Nosh of Yiddish is hosted by Jewish Pavilion volunteer Joan Pohl and the entire community is invited and encouraged to join in. For several years this program has been ongoing on the third Thursday... Full story


Islamic State reportedly gains ground near Golan Heights

( The Islamic State terror group is reportedly making gains in the Golan Heights region near the Israeli-Syrian border as rebel groups operating in the area face ammunition and weaponry shortages.  According to a spokesman from the Free... Full story


Obituary - Leonard Silbert

Leonard Silbert, age 85, of Longwood, passed away on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at his residence. Born in Bronx, New York, on Oct. 1, 1929, to the late Nathan and Kate Rinker Silbert, he was a quality control engineer for the Lockheed-Martin Corporation... Full story


COS teens bring joy to seniors at Rosh Hashanah service

Thanks to the young teens of Congregation Ohev Shalom, the residents at Brookdale Island Lake community enjoyed a joyous and meaningful Rosh Hashanah service. For many seniors with limited... Full story


Present day Don Quixote lived his dream

When Michael Oren was 15 years old, he shook the hand of Yitzhak Rabin, who at the time was the Israeli ambassador to the United States. Oren vowed in that moment this was what he would be. Fast... Full story


Scene Around

A great movie. A great actress... I refer to Academy Award winning actress, HELEN MIRREN. I just received this information in a World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest: "Academy Award winning actress... Full story


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