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Compared to national norms, Jewish Academy students ahead of their peers

For the third straight year, students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando are performing at least two grade levels ahead of their peers nationwide. These results are based on the average total scores in... Full story


100 Years of Jewish Philanthropy

An historical exhibition recounting more than 100 years of Jewish community life in Central Florida couldn't take place without honoring the machers and mensches of the community. The heavy hitters.... Full story


Sen. Lieberman speaks at AIPAC

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is excited to announce that former U.S. Senator and vice-presidential candidate, Joseph Lieberman, will be speaking at their annual event on Nov. 7, at... Full story


Do you believe in magic?

Amy Schwartz Kimlat certainly does and it helped her to make a tough decision-to resign as marketing director of The Roth Family JCC. Her final day will be Nov. 10. There is no doubt about it that on... Full story


Six great Jewish debates coming to Orlando

Chabad Centers of Metro Orlando will recount 2000 years of Jewish history through the lens of six epic debates that rocked the Jewish world and still resound powerfully today. Beginning at the end of October, at six locations throughout Orlando,... Full story


New fitness director comes on board at The Roth Family JCC

The Roth Family JCC has hired Tara Harris for the full-time appointment of as the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics director. Harris is a longtime board member, parent, and advocate of the JCC, culminating in her 2017 win of The Roth Family JCC’s... Full story


JFS Orlando hosts A Taste for Giving fundraiser

A Taste for Giving is a special evening of culinary delights, one-of-a-kind entertainment, unique prize opportunities, celebrity appearances and more. The event-to be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 4... Full story


Great comedic entertainment at Men's Night Out

Dan Naturman is a stand-up comedian who sounds a lot like comedian Jon Lovitz. Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent said that if Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Lovitz had a child, it would be Naturman! He... Full story


Time for the annual Temple Israel Sisterhood bus trip

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 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


Schumer renews call for embassy move after Trump puts idea on hold

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer renewed his call for President Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after the president said he wanted to wait to give his... Full story


Jewish camp in Northern California ravaged by forest fire

(JTA)—Much of a Reform Jewish summer camp has been wiped out by forest fires sweeping across Northern California. The Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp Newman, an hour north of the San Francisco Bay, has been “mostly destroyed” by the fires bur... Full story


More than 1 million Jews to take part in global Shabbat

(JNS.org)—A global observance of Shabbat with hundreds of special events being held in local Jewish communities around the world—including new events in Togo, Mozambique and Venezuela—is slated for Oct. 27-28. Locally, Sarah Gittleson of... Full story


U.S. withdraws from UNESCO

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump announced on Oct. 12 that the United States will withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization because of its anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal will take effect on Dec. 31, 2018 but... Full story


Breitbart, racists and the dirty work of laundering the 'alt-right'

NEW YORK (JTA)—Stephen Bannon, whose anti-globalist insurgency at Breitbart News was interrupted briefly by his tenure as chief adviser to the Leader of the Free World, has always been adamant that his right-wing news site and worldview is neither... Full story


New Trump pressure against settlements is worrisome

The Trump administration is pressuring Israel for further delays in the construction of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, according to apparently reliable media reports. If true, friends of Israel have good reason to be concerned. Ynet, the news... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 20, 2017

Weinstein's disgrace produces another nasty caricature

Walking through central London last week, and with a spare half hour on my hands, I decided to pay a quick visit to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Inside, I spent most of my time intently studying a painting that I could not recall having... Full story


Beyond decertification: Stopping Iran's reign of terror

In recent weeks, we have once against seen a flare up around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Deal, this time over whether President Trump will recertify the deal, as he is required to do every 90 days. Two... Full story


Why they keep leaving Jews out of the Holocaust

The Canadian government has announced that it will correct a memorial plaque at its new National Holocaust Monument, which spoke of the “millions of men, women and children during the Holocaust”—but neglected to mention Jews. Unfortunately,... Full story


An anti-Semitic smear gets another hearing

Last month, former CIA officer Valerie Plame crossed a line on social media even the mainstream liberal media couldn’t ignore. Plame gained fame due to her unmasking at a time when her husband was a prominent critic of the George W. Bush... 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


Got questions about Medicare?

On Monday evening, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.Chabad of Greater Orlando will have an open meeting about Medicare. Titled “Understanding All Aspects of Medicare,” Ashley Bracha Leibowitz will talk about and answer all questions about the Medicare and the... Full story


COS Men's Club held a joyous celebration for Howard Kaplan

Congregation Ohev Shalom's Men's Club celebrated the holiday of Sukkot with fun, food, music and fellowship by holding an event titled "A Celebration and So Long in the Sukkah," held on Sunday, Oct.... Full story


'Brundibar' comes to the Orlando stage in November

For over a decade and a half, “Brundibar” was the performance that almost happened. A large file folder, still held by the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center, documents the history. In 2001, Tess Wise, the Holocaust Center’s... Full story


Rosen College Career Fair lets students kick-off their futures

Every square foot of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s breezeway will be filled with booths and employers when the Rosen College Career Fair kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. The twice a year career fair gives rookies in the... Full story


Scene Around

Jews and cancer... I received this information from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and pass it along to you in part: "This is about the three cancers Jews need to worry about most, and how to red... Full story


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