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Articles from the April 4, 2014 edition

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Camp J 2014 is about culture, nature, community and diversity

See, hear, smell, taste, and feel Camp J. In just a couple of months the Roth Jewish Community Center in Maitland will be transformed for a summer experience like none other in Orlando. Beginning in J... Full story


Meet Alexander Imich, oldest man in America

This article originally ran in The Jewish Press Feb. 28, 2014. Rabbi Pinny Marozov, director of Chabad of Coney Island, wanted to do a mitzvah. So when he found out there was a Jewish man living on... Full story


Using shmita to change lives

(JPRwire)Roseanne Barr invoked Jewish values to change lives at an innovative, enlightened, and provocative Purim retreat at Isabella Freedman. In the last decade of the 20th century, Roseanne Barr... Full story


Florida Senate says no to boycott

Last December, the 5,000-member American Studies Associate passed a resolution to boycott Israel’s academic universities. In January, University of Central Florida President John Hitt publicly announced that he opposed the boycott. At that time,... Full story

 By Joshua Levitt    News    April 4, 2014

Jimmy Carter confuses Israel as 'Jewish state' for meaning all Arabs must convert

(The Algemeiner) Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter confused Israel's demand for the Palestinian Authority to recognize it as a 'Jewish state' for meaning that all Arabs living there would need to... Full story


Hundreds of Birthrighters expected to create and host seders

NEW YORK-Hundreds of young Jewish adults from across the country are expected to re-imagine, create, and host Passover seders with friends with help from NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel. To... Full story


Jewish baseball cards hit home

It may be time to retire the old joke about one of the slimmest books in the library being Jewish Sports Heroes-thanks to a new set of baseball cards designed for the fans who have made trading facts... Full story


Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut this year at the J campus

On Tuesday, May 6 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., the Jewish community of Orlando will be bringing our homeland home to the Roth JCC in Maitland. After years of celebrating Israel Independence Day at Cranes... Full story


'You Are Israel' shows how Israel is helping to heal the world

There is always a lot happening in Israel, especially in the universities and the medical field—and Israel shares everything they learn with the world. It is part of the Jewish heritage—tikun olam—to repair the world. Recently, Congregation Ohe... Full story


JFS Orlando offers centerpiece rentals for Pantry fundraising

ORLANDO (March 24, 2014)-Jewish Family Services Orlando, the Winter Park-based nonprofit, human service agency, is pleased to announce Centerpieces for Tzedakah, a fundraising effort to help those in... Full story


$1M hunger challenge offer

“Alan Shawn Feinstein is a philanthropist from Rhode Island who has offered a Challenge Grant of $1 million to be divided among federations around the country that use it as a fundraising spur to raise money to fight hunger in our community,... Full story


Do something

For the past decade or so I’ve been having a similar conversation with a friend of mine. Whenever we go out to lunch, he tells me about the latest change in his business as he works to reinvent it... Full story


No, you shouldn't have visited Arafat's grave

By Josh Hasten Dear Harvard College Israel Trek 2014—As you well know by now, your current trip to Israel has drawn international attention and media coverage. While a group of college students traipsing through the Jewish State is probably not... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    April 4, 2014

'Jewish state' demand gets to the heart of the conflict

Ah, the devious Benjamin Netanyahu! Just when we are on the cusp of a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, Israel’s slippery prime minister introduces a potential deal-breaker, in the form of insisting that the Palestinians... Full story


Should Israel release more Palestinian terrorists?

Every time there’s a public discussion about whether Israel should release more imprisoned Palestinian terrorists, my heart skips a beat. My daughter Alisa was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1995. Two of the killers have been in an Israeli... Full story


Just shuling around Central Florida

By Richard A. Ries I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that I’ve been to more synagogues in the Orlando area in the last few months than many people get to in a year, let alone a lifetime. I have not been “shul shopping”—looking for... Full story


Allocate monies from Israel budget to fund Diaspora day schools?

Dear Editor: Foreign Minister of Israel, Avigdor Liberman has proposed that the State of Israel budget $365,000,000 annually for Diaspora education, the objective of which is “to serve as an antidote to rising assimilation, intermarriage, and... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, April 4 - Friday, April 11

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. Congregatio... Full story


Seeking Kin: For prewar Salonika student, the diploma's in the mail

BALTIMORE (JTA)-Sara Tivoli Cohen has thought occasionally over the years about the junior high and high school in Greece that she attended, not realizing she had yet to receive her diploma from the U... Full story



Howard M. Sherman of Heathrow, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood. He was 67 years old. A native of Boston, Mass., he was a son of the late Albert and Helen Waldfogel Sherman. He earned a bachelor’s... Full story

 By Jana Banin    Features    April 4, 2014

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Mila Kunis expecting HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-The production of beautiful Jewish babies has officially begun! Ukrainian-Jewish actress Mila Kunis of "That '70s Show" fame and her fiance Ashton Kutcher... Full story

 By Adam Soclof    Features    April 4, 2014

Ritz bacon-flavored crackers may taste treif, but they're kosher

NEW YORK (JTA)-Ritz has a new bacon-flavored cracker hitting shelves with kosher certification. The signature O.U.-Dairy symbol appears on the box of the Nabisco nosh. "There was much discussion over... Full story


Scene Around

I'm not surprised... Actually, I'm never surprised by the brilliance of Israeli scientists, professors, doctors, inventers of every sort. So when I read the following in the World Jewish Congress... Full story


Passover seders in Central Florida

Congregation Beth Shalom of Orange City Congregation Beth Shalom will conduct a Kosher for Passover seder led by Rabbi Winston Weilheimer at 6:30 p.m. April 14, in the in Social Hall at Our Lady of Lakes Catholic Church, 1310 Maximilian St.,... Full story


J Ball-A record-setting success

On March 8, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando hosted its largest annual fundraiser, the J Ball, which benefits the organization's programs, services, and Marvin Friedman Scholarship... Full story


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