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Articles from the October 31, 2014 edition

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Founder of Shakespeare Theater speaks at luncheon

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents A Book and Author, featuring author Stuart Omans on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Omans will captivate and delight attendees with... Full story


Lecture on female terrorism

Dr. Jonathan Matusitz, associate professor at the Nicholson School of Communication at UCF, will conduct a lecture on “Female Terrorism: Symbolic Meanings” on Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. at UCF’s Business Administration Building 1, room 119. The address... Full story


Simchat Torah, Sukkot and Shabbat service held at The Mayflower 

Long-term Jewish Pavilion volunteer Ellen Hrabovsky leads services for Sukkot as Mayflower Retirement Community resident Gloria Shapiro watches and waits her turn to shake the lulav. Shabbat services... Full story


A musical afternoon at Emeritus Ocoee

Forming a triangle at Emeritus Ocoee, a Brookdale Senior Living community, are Program Director Gloria Green (rear), who performed Broadway and other "classics" on the piano, accompanied by Paul... Full story


Looking at Jewish Positive Psychology through the 3,000-year-old lens of Jewish thought

LAKE MARY—When Israeli-born psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar began teaching a class called Positive Psychology at Harvard in 2006, a record 855 undergraduate students signed up for his class. Droves of students at the academically intense university cam... Full story


First JTEN teen education day

When the Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN) was created last spring by the Jewish Federation, one of the three main areas of concentration was community-wide Jewish learning for Central Florida teens. While the Hebrew High model was no longer... Full story


Conversations with Rabbi Neely

Rabbi Joshua Neely of Temple Israel will continue his series from 2013, "Conversations with the Rabbi," back by popular demand, on Sunday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., at Brown's New York Deli in Maitland. The... Full story


A trip to Vienna via violinist Mati Braun

Although physically Horizon Bay is in Altamonte Springs, the residents’ souls were transported to Vienna when world-renowned concert violinist Mati Braun performed a collection of pieces from that region, accompanied by equally gifted Holly Small.... Full story


2,000–year-old stone inscription unearthed in Jerusalem

Rina Avner knew she had found something special when she hit the large stone during an excavation outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. The stone, weighing one ton, had a well-preserved Latin inscription. Researchers say this is among the... Full story


Weekly roundup of new briefs from JTA

Netanyahu reportedly OKs housing plans for Jewish neighborhoods in E. Jerusalem JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly approved planning for at least 1,000 new housing units in Jewish neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem. At... Full story


Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

The skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant was discovered under the tiles of a collapsed roof by archeologists from the University of Haifa during this excavation season at Hippos-Sussita.... Full story


Congregation Sinai hosts a rock n' roll dance party

Carlyne Gilbert presents The Beat Goes On band, featuring Robert Whittaker, at the Clermont Community Center on Montrose Avenue. The Beat Goes On band is a variety dance band with legendary songs by... Full story


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