Articles from the November 14, 2014 edition

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Yiftach Klein to speak at Central Florida Hillel

Central Florida Hillel hosts renowned Israeli actor and director Yiftach Klein for a special Hebrew only screening and question and answer session.... Full story


Family fun event coming-the Waldstock Music Festival

Waldflowers BBG, a girls youth group in Orlando will be hosting a music festival on Nov. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando. This music festival has the spirit... Full story


The work must continue to bring about racial equality

Sunday's Bagels and Grits program was a very enlightening program. Hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, the event was a featured part of the... Full story


Kristallnacht's lessons for today

NEW YORK (JTA)— Each year on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we recall the opening salvo of the violent assault on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust and ask ourselves what should have been done at that moment. In thinking about... Full story


White House aide to be new ADL chief

NEW YORK (JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League's new national director will be social entrepreneur Jonathan Greenblatt-a special assistant to President Obama who earlier in his career co-founded the... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 14, 2014

Everything you need to know about SodaStream's move

TEL AVIV (JTA)-SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility's operations to southern Israel next... Full story


G.A. offers collaboration at its best

(JTA)—Reinventing. Rethinking. Rebranding. Innovating. They’re all buzzwords we hear today whether talking about education, health care, product marketing or Jewish communal work. We’re living in a time in which endless access to information... Full story


Transitioning by design: Phillip Schwartz

As a volunteer for The Jewish Pavilion, I am familiar with their slogan "Imagine what it would be like to lose your health, your spouse and your home. No one wants to grow old alone!" Last week,... Full story


Flossie Gluckman-small in stature, but a giant for human rights

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act, The Heritage has been running a series of articles about members of the Orlando Jewish community who helped bring... Full story


92Y Live program with Alan Dershowitz coming to Orlando

Congregation Ohev Shalom and the Roth JCC are pleased to announce an important special 92Y program they are sponsoring for the community on Monday, Nov. 24, at COS. Titled The State of World Jewry,... Full story


The Jewish product

What it means to be a Jew today may be far less significant than the question, “Why be a Jew tomorrow?” My generation, and my parents’, had concrete, fully realized reasons to be Jewish. World W... Full story


Letter from Israel

By Ira Sharkansky Not really wars, but a continuation of disputes going back at least to the time of Ezra. Jews have been quarreling about who is a Jew since then, and over the centuries have added numerous other squabbles. It all amounts to... Full story


Why the mastermind behind Klinghoffer's murder went free

Amid the ongoing controversy over the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” little has been said about the Palestinian leader who masterminded the attack in which Leon Klinghoffer was murdered. The decision to hijack... Full story


After the Shabbat Project, what's next?

“I sat at their table, and it changed my life,” I told the woman sitting next to me on the plane. I was flying back from a summer spent in Israel, and I was overflowing with inspiration. You should have seen the beauty of the candles reflected... Full story


Why Israel matters to me, even if I'm not Jewish

I was thrilled as a young boy to watch the rebirth of Israel. I knew of the Holocaust; pictures of people suffering and dead in the camps sent shivers up my spine. I celebrated with Jewish friends in Philadelphia when Israeli independence was declare... Full story


An open-door policy at synagogues that may work

Dear Editor: I read with interest (and then I was appalled) the letter from Les Kippel in the Heritage. We belong to a Reform temple in Worcester, Mass., and attend Bet Chaim in the Orlando area when in Florida. Our temple up north does not have... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, November 14 - Friday, November 21

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.... Full story


Rabbi's Torah Roundtable and Saturday morning service

Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom will lead a Torah Roundtable on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration Building (with the golden dome) at 7375 Powell Rd., (near Pinellas Plaza and 466A), Wildwood. This venue provides... Full story



Edward Cohen passed away Oct. 26, 2014. He was 90 years old. Mr. Cohen and his twin brother, Harry, were born June 21, 1924 in Philadelphia, Penn., to Ben and Bella Cohen. He graduated from Indiana University in 1948 where he was the university’s... Full story


Obituary - BELLE T. NINER

Belle Niner of Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2104, at the VITAS Inpatient Care Unit in Winter Garden. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Niner was born in New York on May 13, 1923, to the late Jacob and Martha Tanenbaum. At a time when many were... Full story



Ian J. Wolfson of Casselberry, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at his residence. He was 37 years old. Mr. Wolfson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Michael and Michele Cahn Wolfson on Sept. 20, 1977. In 1989, he relocated to the Orlando... Full story


Boundless Judaism: More than the sum of its parts

A 12-week course titled “Boundless Judaism” will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel. Each self-contained session will be approximately 1-1.5 hours in length and will be held in the Roth Social Hall at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter S... Full story


Learn about the joy of Jewish holidays

J.O.IN. Orlando will host an interactive discussion titled “The Joy of Jewish Holidays” on Sunday mornings following the 8 a.m. Shacharis at Orlando Torah Center, 8591 Banyan Blvd. Orlando. The discussion group includes breakf... Full story


For some Orthodox converts, biggest challenges come after mikveh

NEW YORK (JTA)—There was the convert who was barred from a synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Jamaican convert whose boyfriend’s rabbi offered him a coveted synagogue honor if only he’d dump her, the grandmother who told her granddaughter she’d be... Full story


Wedding Announcement - Dana Hope Davidson and Ryan Blake Sokoloff

Dana Hope Davidson, daughter of Carol Davidson and the late Barry Davidson of Tamarac, Fla., and Ryan Blake Sokoloff, son of Carol and Marc Feuerman of Longwood, Fla., were married on Nov. 16, 2014,... Full story


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