Articles from the November 11, 2016 edition

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 By Jill Cousins    News    November 11, 2016

Special showing of Orlando Fringe's 'best solo musical' at Theater at the J

In his first musical theater role, Eric Gutman's only lines were "Woof, woof." He was in the second grade and had been cast as Dorothy's dog Toto in his elementary school's version of "The Wizard of... Full story


Holocaust Center nominees Miller and Maines receive philanthropy award

The Holocaust Center's immediate past president, Jeffrey Miller and his husband, Ted Maines, will receive this year's Kenneth F. Murrah, Esq. Award for Outstanding Philanthropist at the Association of... Full story


Rosen JCC welcomes Berger

The Rosen JCC has named Joel Berger as the executive director effective Nov. 14, 2016. Berger will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the Rosen JCC, including developing and executing... Full story


Q&A: Campus 2020 campaign

Special to the Heritage Florida Jewish News First of two parts Just seven months after its launch, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Campus 2020 campaign has raised more than $1 million in pledges and matching funds that will go toward e... Full story

 By Robert Gluck    News    November 11, 2016

Hadassah continues leading-edge research in breast cancer detection

One of the leaders in the fight against breast cancer is Dr. Tamar Peretz Yablonski, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, whose tenacity and determination to find a cure inspires her and countless... Full story


Cubs fans, like the Jews, now face the challenge of success

(JTA)-For years, I've told anyone who would listen that the Cubs were the team of the Jews. I've written two blog posts about it during the past month alone. Long suffering. Faithful. Bound to... Full story


New Adult Education course offers secrets to success

At every stage in life people are asking the same questions. What do I want to do for the rest of my life? And how do I get there? Young adults in their 20s are looking for a career that will make... Full story


Blue Card remembers the Holocaust survivors in need

The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors in the United States, is hoping to spread awareness of the many living survivors who are still in need of help. As the anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The N... Full story


'I Remember' series continues

The Holocaust Center's "I Remember" series continues with Pierre Haskelson on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. Pierre was born in Paris, France. His family owned a cutlery business producing the silver... Full story


Meet the Austrian politician fawning over Iran

You probably haven’t heard of Karlheinz Kopf. He’s one of three Austrian politicians currently sharing that country’s presidency following the departure of the previous incumbent in July. Kopf just returned to Vienna from Iran, where he disti... Full story


Anti-Semitism, danger to us all

My father, Haim Hendrick Roet, a Holocaust survivor from the Netherlands, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in January, during its annual Holocaust memorial ceremony with this poignant cri de coeur: “Looking back 70 years,” he said, “it i... Full story


Us and them

We don’t live in a world of clear contrasts, whether we call them blacks and whites, or good and evil. Israel’s relations with its neighbors have evolved over the course of 70 years to something that is far more subtle and nuanced than what is exp... Full story


Checkmating Obama

In one of the immortal lines of “Godfather 2,” mafia boss Michael Corleone discusses the fate of his brother, who betrayed him, with his enforcer. “I don’t want anything to happen to him while my mother is alive,” Corleone said. Message received.... Full story


Why a rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes

WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA)—At a summit meeting held last week at the National Museum of American Jewish History, several hundred communal professionals, rabbis, scholars, philanthropists and young intermarried couples gathered to discuss engagement of inte... 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


Kibitzing about kugel

Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic are the authors of "The Whole Spiel: Funny essays about digital nudniks, seder selfies and chicken soup memories," from which this excerpt is taken. When you want ano... Full story


Black rabbinical student leads 'Army of Moms' in fighting Chicago gun violence

CHICAGO (JTA)-The same week Tamar Manasseh's African-American son was going to become a bar mitzvah, gang violence killed two 13-year-old black boys who were also from Chicago's South Side. As she... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Robert Lewin Dorman

Robert Lewin Dorman, son of Brian and Amy Dorman of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Nov. 19, 2016, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Robert is in seventh grade at Sanford... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Marc Homburger Jacobs

Marc Homburger Jacobs, son of Dr. Eve Homburger and Brad Jacobs of Maitland, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, and Saturday, Nov.19, 2016, at Congregation Ohev... Full story


Wedding - Orly Waisman and Dr. David Adam Diamond

Orly Waisman and Dr. David Adam Diamond are to be married Nov. 13, 2016, at Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Bal Harbour, Fla. Rabbi Sholom Ber Dubov of Chabad of Greater Orlando and Rabbi Isur Dovid... Full story


Scene Around

Today is Veteran's Day... I am the proud widow of a Korean War Army veteran who was buried with full military honors at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. I am the proud mother of a Lt.... Full story


Shabbat and Sukkot celebrations at Atria Park Senior Living

Many thanks to volunteers, Judy Suberman and Susie and Mark Stone, for leading the prayers and songs of the holidays. Suberman enjoys teaching the Jewish customs to all of the residents and expanding... Full story


An attitude of gratitude is healthful year-round

Thanksgiving in grade school was always about the same each year. We'd make a turkey by tracing the shape of our hands on brown construction paper (I can still picture the thumb as the head, with the... Full story


Heritage takes another FPA award

Christine DeSouza, news editor at the Heritage Florida Jewish News, was awarded first place in the Arts, Entertainment & Review Reporting category of the 2015 Florida Press Association's Better... Full story


UF Hillel celebrates Sukkot with 'Harvest for the Hungry' event

There are more than 2,000 homeless families and individuals in the city of Gainesville, and just a few short weeks ago, UF Hillel in collaboration with Jewish Student Union, celebrated the Jewish... Full story


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