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Congregation Beth Am honored Leavitts and Aschers on Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is one of the most joyous days in the Jewish year. On this day, synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world study the closing words of Deuteronomy and immediately recite the...

 

Bar Mitzvah - ETHAN CAYADO

Ethan Cayado, son of Michael and Lauri Cayado of Lake Mary, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Ethan is in the seventh grade...

 

"Is it legit?" New course for Jewish teens

Are teens prepared to make choices that will shape their future? For example, is it okay to lie to protect someone you love? Do parents have a right to read their children’s text messages?; is there anything wrong with being a bystander to...

 

Scene Around

This may be controversial... I don’t honestly know how I feel about this... but I must admit, I am somewhat alarmed. This comes directly from a Secure America Now bulletin: “In a speech to the Un...

 

Seeking Kin: Son looks for the father he never knew

The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)—The official Israeli identification card in Herve Cohen’s hand is about the only evidence he has...

 

Make tracks for Jewish Pavilion's Fall Festival and Walk

On Oct. 27, The Jewish Pavilion, an Orlando-area organization dedicated to supporting the elderly, will be holding its 4th annual Fall Festival to raise awareness and funds to support the elderly in...

 

It's getting close to Chanukah...

To make it convenient for holiday shoppers, Joanne Berman with Sterling Silver 4u will be selling gorgeous Judaic jewelry and Chanukah gifts Oct. 23-25 in the lobby of the Rosen Jewish Community Center, located at 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 18, 2013

From Iran sanctions to yoga time, federal shutdown casts long shadow over Jewish D.C.

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Meals on Wheels may disappear, Iran sanctions are at risk and yoga is filling in the gaps. This is what the federal government shutdown looks like in Jewish Washington. While national Jewish organizations are sorting through the...

 

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

‘NCIS’ farewell to Ziva David? HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)—Of all of the Jewish characters on TV these days, few can be described as tough. In fact, few can be described as nonkvetchy. So we are sad to report that after eight seasons, “NCIS...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Rabin’s grandson at memorial makes plea for peace JERUSALEM (JTA)—The grandson of Yitzchak Rabin at a memorial for the slain prime minister implored Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bring peace to Israel. “My grandfather was murdered over...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 18, 2013

Rav Ovadia's funeral attended by 800,000

JERUSALEM (JTA)—I didn’t need to ask directions. Stepping out of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, I saw them, men in hats and coats walking together slowly, a steady stream moving east along...

 
 By Jacob Kamaras    News    October 18, 2013

Pro-Israel campus group's new director seeks to empower Jewish students

In a story of “what goes around, comes around” in the pro-Israel world, Jacob Baime will seek to empower Jewish students through a group that empowered him. Baime credits a $2,500 grant from the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC)—enabling him to...

 

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