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Waldflowers BBG Chapter Meeting

High school girls BBYO chapter, Waldflowers BBG #326, met for a chapter meeting in October. They read out loud the menorah pledge principles and covered old and new chapter business. Shown here are...

 

Ilan Ramon BBYO Harvest Festival

High school teens in Oviedo met on Sunday, Oct. 20, for a fall festival. They baked pumpkin pie, held a canned food drive and discussed upcoming programs for Speak UP week, when Jewish teens all...

 

Seeking Kin: The quest to honor an Arab hero doctor

BALTIMORE (JTA)-For Carla Greenspan, the news was upsetting: A relative by marriage of the man who saved her mother's life during the Holocaust was spurning an award from Yad Vashem. "It's a sad...

 

Bar Mitzvah - CHARLIE HARRISON ARONSON

Charlie Harrison Aronson, son of Stacy Aronson and Mark Aronson of Maitland, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Charlie is in...

 

Engagement - MONA BACHOVE and BARRY COOK

Mona Bachove of Lake Mary, Fla., is pleased to announce her engagement to Barry Cook in this way: Mona Bachove and Barry Cook Met and dated-that's all it took. Engaged to be married, what a fine...

 

Scene Around

Enough with the anti-Semitism... Frankly, I get disgusted when I hear such news as that which was reported recently by the World Jewish Congress Digest (WJC) about Turkey. I always considered Turkey...

 

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Paula Abdul's Kotel bat mitzvah HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-Better late than never, as they say. At 51 years young, former "American Idol" and "X Factor" judge Paula Abdul will celebrate her bat mitzvah at the...

 

Ads blast anti-Israel materials in Massachusetts schools

(JNS.org) A new advertising campaign in Boston-area newspapers calls out officials in the public school system of Newton, Mass., over the alleged presence of anti-Israel materials in those schools....

 
 By Uriel Heilman    News    November 8, 2013

With vacant space, Conservative and Reform temples turn to Orthodox

(JTA)- Marla Topp of Temple Judea Mizpah in Skokie, Ill., doesn't need survey data to tell her that Reform Judaism is in decline and Orthodox Judaism is growing. She has to look no further than her...

 

Anti-Israel billboards mislead the public

BOSTON (JPR)—The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described an anti-Israel billboard campaign appearing throughout the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) System as, “intentionally designed to mislead the public.” The billboards show a...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Tigers pick Brad Ausmus, Israel’s manager in WBC bid, as new skipper NEW YORK (JTA)—Brad Ausmus, who managed the Israeli national team’s bid for the World Baseball Classic, was named the manager of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers announced the...

 

With Mekel's arrival, Casspi has Israeli company on the NBA court

HOUSTON (JTA)—Midway through the first quarter, Omri Casspi entered the preseason game between his Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks. A minute later, the buzzer sounded summoning Mavs rookie guard Gal Mekel into the Oct. 21 contest. Casspi...

 

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