Articles from the November 17, 2017 edition

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Illusory Beauty: Using photography to help keep the Dead Sea afloat

The great wonder known as the Dead Sea is shrinking at an alarming rate. This calamity has brought Dead Sea explorer and researcher Noam Bedein to lecture halls across the U.S. with the hope of... Full story


JP Connections to honor volunteers Shirley Schoenberger and Dolores Indek

What do you get when you combine a healthy dose of appreciation, a gourmet luncheon with friends, and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping bazaar? The answer is the Jewish Pavilion's "JP Connections,"... Full story


HMREC Dinner of Tribute honorees

MAITLAND-In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center and the Central Florida community, the Holocaust Center is pleased to honor Jeffrey... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 17, 2017

Chabad CTeen members befriend Pavilion seniors

Do you remember when the original trolleys ran in New York state? On Thursday, Oct. 23, 90-year-old Carl from Brookdale Island Lake reflected back on when the trolley ran through the city of Buffalo,... Full story


JCC's annual golf classic ready to tee off

The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando will hold its Annual Golf Classic at the Grand Cypress Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Among this year's sponsors are Fast Signs Orlando Central, Chepenik... Full story


JFS Orlando Fall Food Drive

The season of giving back is upon us! Donate your nonperishable food items to restock our pantry shelves during the month of November. Monetary donations are also very appreciated, with every $1 donated turning into $6 worth of purchasing power.... Full story


Beth Sholom November schedule

Celebrate Shabbat and Thanksgiving at Our Saturday Morning Service led by Rabbi Karen Allen, at 10 am on Nov. 25th. Socialize with our members at the Kiddush following the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg, with the... Full story


It's time to move your body

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood will host Bethanne Weiss, aka "The Asset Queen," who will demonstrate (with audience participation) simple, fun moves that will help... Full story


How Mark Zuckerberg embraced his Judaism

(JTA)-Mark Zuckerberg wrote last December on Facebook that for him, "religion is very important." Looks like he meant it. The Facebook co-founder has been invoking Judaism a lot lately. In May, he... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 17, 2017

Here are five Jewish takeaways from Election Day

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The big post-Election Day headline is the stunning Democratic sweep in Virginia's gubernatorial and House elections, coupled with the predicted Democratic win of the governor's... Full story


Larry David's Holocaust joke was an offense against comedy

NEW YORK (JTA)—In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry is upset that his dentist, a recent convert to Judaism, is already telling Jewish jokes. He complains to the dentist’s former priest. “I wanted to talk to you about Dr. Whatley,” Jerry says.... Full story


The risks And opportunities of Trump's Iran initiative

US President Donald Trump initiated an important change in US policy toward Iran. No, in his speech de-certifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear accord it struck with his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump didn’t announce a new strategy for pre... Full story


Kehillah is a must for everyone to see! 

What an eventful day Sunday, Nov. 12, was! It was the opening of the Kehillah: A History of Jewish Life in Greater Orlando exhibit, and it is an amazing history. As a volunteer for the project, I attended the opening “thank you” luncheon for vol... Full story


What turmoil in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon means for Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign, and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is Jared Kushner in all this? And what does it all mean for Israe... Full story


It's the economy, stupid

One of Israeli’s prime time evening news programs ran a series on what it called the Palestinian middle class. It featured glitzy hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants in Ramallah and other West Bank cities, interviews with managers and patrons, de... 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


The history of the $1 bill and who was Haym Solomon?

Do you know the history of the $1 bill? And do you know who Haym Solomon was? You may be in for quite a surprise! Looking at the backside of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together,... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    November 17, 2017

Israel's judo warriors take the 'gentle way' in pursuit of athletic glory

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Israel's national judo team put on a tutorial in sportsmanship last week in Abu Dhabi. Despite being snubbed by opponents and officials alike, the athletes won five medals and treated... Full story



Morgan Ackerbaum Cox, the daughter of Joyce and Matthew Cox of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Morgan is in the seventh grade at Trinity Preparatory... Full story


Scene Around

How sweet it is (or isn't)... Wow! What can't Israel do? They are leading the world in cures for many diseases, coming up with fabulous inventions that make our lives easier... and now... a new App... Full story


Chocolate Quinoa Cake Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-I had heard the myth of chocolate cakes made with cooked quinoa and didn't quite believe they would actually be tasty. This cake is surprisingly moist and delicious. Note: This... Full story


A girl's pendant found at Sobibor reunites a Jewish family spread across the globe

BERLIN (JTA)-In late 1943, the Germans were desperate to cover all traces of their death camp in Sobibor, Poland. They demolished buildings, bulldozed the evidence, planted trees. More than 70 years... Full story


Shalom, chaverah. Lehitrah, Amy!

Amy Schwartz Kimlat’s last day as marketing director of The Roth Family JCC was Friday, Nov. 10, and although she will no longer be in this position at the J, she will still be around as a volunteer. So the Heritage says “Shalom, chaverah, Leh... Full story


A Jewish-themed beard balm for hipsters and Hasids

(JTA)-On a recent Friday, Eitan Press stood in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market offering to apply balm to the beards of passers-by. Press was hoping they would get hooked on his product, an ointment... Full story


Obituary - DORIS MAZER

Doris Mazer, age 90, of Orlando, passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Cornerstone Hospice at ORMC. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she was born on June 18, 1927, one of three daughters of the late Israel and Rebecca Brandwyne Baer. She was a high... Full story


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