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 By Ben Sales    News    November 1, 2013

Israeli group quietly feeding Syrian refugees in Jordan

MAFRAQ, Jordan (JTA)-The purple plastic sacks fill two rooms in the otherwise sparsely furnished headquarters of a Jordanian NGO, awaiting distribution to Syrian refugees already lined up on the...

 

JNF finishes with largest campaign in its history

With the close of its campaign year, Jewish National Fund just announced that its annual 2013 campaign topped $121 million, the largest campaign in its history. In addition to a strong annual campaign, JNF is the recipient of an estate gift of more...

 

Local 'kid' makes real-world impact

The Orlando Jewish community can be very proud of one of our own who had a hand in the development of Apple's newest OS X desktop operation system, "Mavericks." Former Longwood resident Emery Berger,...

 

Breslow clutch on Red Sox title bid

(JTA)-When Craig Breslow entered the playoff game against the Detroit Tigers, FOX broadcaster Tim McCarver hailed the Boston Red Sox reliever-a Yale University graduate with a double major in...

 

Adam Grossman's dream job: Packing Fenway Park

(JTA)-You'd think Adam Grossman has a pretty easy job. After all, with the Boston Red Sox owning one of the most iconic brands in professional sports and gunning for their third World Series title in...

 

ADL lists top 10 anti-Israel groups in America in 2013

NEW YORK—The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued a list of the Top 10 most influential and active anti-Israel groups in the United States. Each of the selected groups, according to ADL’s research, is “fixated with delegitimizing...

 

Boston and St. Louis rabbis, synagogues get into the World Series spirit

St. LOUIS (St. Louis Jewish Light)—Taking a page from “Fiddler on the Roof,” mega baseball fan and Congregation Shaare Emeth Rabbi James Bennett was recently heard uttering a variation of the famous Teyve line, “May God Bless and keep the...

 

JNF honors Lois Tannenbaum with Guardian of Israel award

Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor Orlando resident Lois Tannenbaum with the Guardian of Israel Award at its annual Tree of Life™ Award Dinner at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6...

 

Aaron Gorovitz receives Cornerstone award

ORLANDO-Attorney Aaron J. Gorovitz and partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. was honored with the 2013 Personal Empowerment Cornerstone Award at the Central Florida Urban...

 

The Lions of Judah held a roaring good luncheon!

The Lions of Judah of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando gathered for their annual luncheon at the home of Caryn Israel on Oct. 21. The event's featured speaker was Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, the...

 

Genesis or the Big Bang theory?

The UCF Judaic Studies Program and Central Florida Hillel will be co-sponsoring a presentation Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. by Rabbi Sanford Olshansky. The program is titled "Reconciling Science...

 

The new Jew

In the important new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, American Jews overwhelmingly (by 94 percent) say they are proud to be Jewish. And yet, one of the most significant trends cited by...

 

Jew vs. Jew in reverse

One of the unintended highlights of this year’s Conversation—the annual Jewish Week-sponsored two-day retreat for a wide variety of Jewish leaders and future leaders from around the country—was the emerging friendship between two participants...

 

Israel's minority

Years ago, Grandma told me, for the nth time, that God helps them who help themselves. It’s a message she should have directed to the Palestinians, as well as to her lazy grandson. Once more, the Palestinians are blaming others for their problems,...

 

Reaching out to the next generation of Jews in Central Florida

Throughout the Jewish communal world, there is no hotter topic this month then the Pew Research Center Study called “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” released in early October. The study confirmed what most of us have been watching over the past...

 

Jewish Federations chiefs call for free Jewish preschool

NEW YORK (JTA)—The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America are calling for free Jewish preschool for every Jewish family in America. In an Op-Ed published Thursday on the Huffington Post and in the Forward, Jewish Federations CEO Jerry...

 

The law of logical argument

Dear Editor: I’ve found that some of life’s most interesting paradoxes reside in some of its biggest trivialities... like why are gas tanks on the driver’s side of some cars but the passenger side of others; or why are they called stairs...

 

Ohev Shalom holds a Book Fair

Jewish Book Month is Oct. 26-Nov. 26 and Congregation Ohev Shalom will be celebrating! An all-Jewish book fair will be held Nov. 10-17 at the synagogue, 613 Concourse Pkwy. S., Maitland.  A variety of Jewish books will be available for sale during...

 

What's Happening -Friday, November 1- Friday, November 8

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 1, 2013

Hungary launches PR blitz

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Armed with a powerful New York public relations outfit and a pledge to commemorate the mass deportation of Hungarian Jewry, the Hungarian government is preparing to challenge what it says is an inaccurate image of a country lax in...

 

Obituary - EDITH GELLER

Edith Geller of Mankato, Minn., and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at her residence. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Geller was born in New York City on Nov. 10, 1918, to the late Samuel and Gertrude Albaum Hack. She and...

 

Obituary - JUDITH GURA

Judith M. Gura of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at her residence. She was 60 years old. Mrs. Gura was born on Oct. 27, 1952, in Bronx, N.Y., to the late Milton and Helen Mohr Semes. In 1976, she relocated to the Orlando...

 

Obituary - HARRIET R. SCHOTT

Harriet R. Schott of Sanford, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Atria at Lake Forest. She was 83 years old. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she was born on July 5, 1930, to the late Morton and Anna Brodsky Rubin. Following high school, Harriet...

 

Obituary - MARLA SUE WALLACH

Marla Sue Wallach of Maitland passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. She was 44 years old. Ms. Wallach was born on May 4, 1969 to Sydney and Gloria Wallach, who precede her in death. She graduated from Edgewater High School in 1987 and Cosmetology...

 

JCC's FitTata fights against breast cancer

The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando had a great turnout at its second annual FitTata event. The Roth JCC hosted this morning of fitness to support Florida Hospital's fight against...

 

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