Articles from the November 6, 2015 edition

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App connects JCC teachers and parents

Now parents and teachers of infants at The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando are working as a team throughout each weekday, thanks to a new app. The 42-year-old Richard S. Adler Early Childhood... Full story


92Y Live fall series covers many topics

If you are looking for stimulating conversation, enlightenment about current events, adult learning about aging, or just a nice evening out with friends, the upcoming fall programs of the 92Y Live is... Full story


The Jewish Film Festival is back

Five films will be shown during the Jewish Film Festival this year, co-sponsored by the Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando and the Enzian Theater. This is the 17th year for this event that features... Full story


UCF alum returns home to perform

Singer/Songwriter, UCF alum and former Jewish professional Amber Ikeman will be returning to Orlando to perform at Dandelion Communitea Café, 18 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, on Friday, Nov. 20 from 8-10... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 6, 2015

After Rabin, why Israel's Labor Party never recovered

TEL AVIV (JTA)-The assassin's bullet that killed former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 20 years ago on Nov. 4 also stunted the center-left party that championed peace: Rabin's once-mighty... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    November 6, 2015

Can Paul Ryan create a 'blank slate' and allay House's partisan divide on Israel?

Strained ties between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama in recent years have stood in contrast with a warm relationship between Netanyahu and Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives, which has... Full story


Love of basketball makes for a great mitzvah project

WASHINGTON—In honor of the start of the NBA season, PeacePlayers International (PPI), a nonprofit that uses basketball to build peace in areas of conflict around the world, is launching a new “Mitzvah Campaign” that helps young Jewish people aroun... Full story


Beth Am Mitzvah Brigade adopts Clarcona Elementary

In September 2014, the Mitzvah Brigade at Congregation Beth Am (CBA) in Longwood, Florida became aware of the acute need of hundreds of students at Clarcona Elementary School for food and clothing.... Full story


Congregation Ohev Shalom hosts Eventful Moments II

Are you planning a bar or bat mitzvah? A wedding? For that matter, any celebration? Perhaps you’re just not sure where to begin or where to look for vendors. Problem solved. The entire community is invited to Congregation Ohev Shalom on Sunday, N... Full story


Friday Night Shabbat and Veterans' Day Commemoration

Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg will lead a Friday night Shabbat Service and Veterans’ Day commemoration on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Veterans of all services and conflicts will be honored. A salute to military spouses will also b... Full story


Havglowlah Havdalah at Temple Israel

The community is invited to join members of Temple Israel for an evening of glow-in-the-dark family fun on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7—8:30 p.m. Come for Havdalah, nosh and schmooze with friends, then participate in glow-in-the-dark bowling, ring t... Full story


A reading with author Letty Pogrebin at Rollins College

Dr. Yudit Greenberg, director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College, is pleased to invite the community to a special event with author Letty Cottin Pogrebin in conversation with former... Full story


Another American victim of Palestinian terror: why it matters

By Stephen M. Flatow Another American victim of Palestinian terrorism was buried this week. Does it matter that he was an American? Why should the American government, or American Jews, take any more interest in the latest victim than in any... Full story


Latest terror victim is challenge to J Street

The death of any Jew at the hands of Palestinian terrorists should make American Jewish organizations sit up and take notice. But the death of U.S. Jewish peace activist Richard Lakin poses a special challenge to left-of-center advocacy groups such a... Full story


On statehood

We are seeing in recent events the advantages of a state, as well as reasons to doubt the wisdom of creating a Palestinian state. It’s not a simple issue. A state can discipline its people, via decisions of a government, police, and courts. H... Full story

 By Gil Troy    Opinions    November 6, 2015

Obama could learn from Bill Clinton how to be a true friend of Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—By now it should be obvious how absurd it is to call President Barack Obama Israel’s “best friend” ever, as Thomas Friedman of The New York Times has claimed. A Blame Israel Firster, Obama won’t use his moral authority to try stopp... Full story


Yitzhak Rabin memorial day: the ultimate proof of Israel's desire for peace

Last week, Israel commemorated the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, a prime minister of Israel and hero in the eyes of the Israeli people. I was struck by how significant the day is for Israelis and what this means in the context of ongoing conflict... Full story


What Kerry should have demanded from Bibi

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the latest wave of Palestinian terrorism. Since the Obama administration has been saying that “all sides” need to take steps to end the violence, we can pre... 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 a.m... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 6, 2015

Jewish Pavilion's 'A Taste in the Park' Sunday, Nov. 8th

If you've grown tired of the same old places for Sunday brunch, you won't want to miss the Jewish Pavilion's "A Taste in the Park" at the Maitland Civic Center-Venue on the Lake on Nov. 8, from noon... Full story


Temple Shalom hosts Kristallnacht presentation

On Nov. 9, starting at 7 p.m., Temple Shalom will host a presentation on Kristallnacht, more commonly known as “The Night Of Broken Glass,” considered by many as the beginning of the Holocaust. Speakers will include children of Holocaust sur... Full story


Latino Shabbat at Temple Israel

Temple Israel will be offering a unique opportunity for our Spanish speaking Jewish community members to join us for a Latino Shabbat on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. in the Savage Family Chapel. This service will be conducted in Spanish and Hebrew using a... Full story


Hadassah of Williamsburg

Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a general membership meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., at Lake Ridge Clubhouse, 10630 Larissa Street. Ethel Siegel, well-known local artist, will have a display of her art work. She has had an exhibit of her... Full story


High Holidays with Chabad at UCF

The University of Central Florida is the second largest university in the nation with the largest Jewish student population. So how is a clueless Jewish boy like myself supposed to find his way around... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Matthew Robert Poteshman

Matthew Robert Poteshman, son of Hali and Mike Poteshman of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando. Matthew... Full story


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