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Bat Mitzvah - Rachel Marie Hart

Rachel Marie Hart, daughter of Lisa Stevens Hart of Oviedo, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Temple Israel in Winter Springs. Rachel is in the seventh grade... Full story

 

Jewish Federations representatives to now visit Israeli settlements

Jewish Federations of North America and its predecessor organizations have had a longstanding policy of not officially traveling beyond Israel’s 1967 borders. In reality, however, representatives have already done so. Top leaders of JFNA held a... Full story

 

Senior Help Desk is here to help

When you need advice on senior services, senior living options, home health services, transportation, hospice, adult day care and more please feel free to call us. Orlando Senior Help Desk is here to... Full story

 

Beth Sholom November schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the synagogue that feels like family. Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The service will include special readings commemorating Veteran’s Day and Kristallnacht. An Oneg Shabbat... Full story

 

Scene Around

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)... I read this in a letter from the American Jewish Congress (AJC) and pass it along to you. Warning! This is aggravating to read: "Iran subjects children to the d... Full story

 

Casting away their misdeeds to start a new year fresh

The 3rd-5th grade students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando walked to Lake Lily the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to participate in its annual Tashlich service. At Tashlich, the students... Full story

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 4, 2016

All generations 'got their groove on' at Pavilion's Sunday in the Park

Two weeks before the rest of the country begins daylight savings time, The Jewish Pavilion turned the clock way back to the 1960s, bringing the community together with their new fall festival, Sunday... Full story

 

What Jewish voters need to know before Election Day

By Sean Savage JNS.org With only a few weeks remaining before the presidential election, and the start of early voting in most states, Jewish voters may still be weighing their decisions. Over the last year, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and... Full story

 

Testing: Knowledge is power, and potentially distressing

(JTA)-Five years ago, on a whim, Cindy, a 27-year-old Jewish woman, decided to pursue genetic testing through an online laboratory. She wasn't expecting any surprises because she had no family... Full story

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Danielle Berrin slams Ari Shavit for not apologizing for ‘committing sexual assault’ (JTA)—Jewish-American reporter Danielle Berrin slammed prominent Israeli journalist Ari Shavit for not admitting and apologizing for allegedly sexually... Full story

 

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