Articles from the November 18, 2016 edition

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Donald Trump elected 45th president of the United States

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president, having swept to victory in at least 29 states with 288 electoral votes and jolted a Jewish community made increasingly anxious as his... Full story


Q&A: Campus 2020 campaign

Debt-retirement campaign has component to benefit local Jewish agencies Second of two parts Launched in March, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's Campus 2020 campaign has raised more than $1... Full story


Leonard Cohen dies at 82

(JTA)-Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2016

RJC blasts ADL for slams

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The top official of the Republican Jewish Coalition said the Anti-Defamation League had potentially compromised itself with its criticism of President-elect Donald Trump's words and... Full story


Trump's top four contenders for secretary of state have strong pro-Israel records

WASHINGTON-Although it will be some time before President-elect Donald Trump names the members of his cabinet, the four individuals most often mentioned as contenders for the administration's top fore... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    November 18, 2016

Jewish delegation to House grows, in Senate drops by one

Election night brought mixed results for Jewish politicians vying for seats in Congress. In the House of Representatives, the Jewish delegation saw its best results, increasing representation from 19... Full story


Simon Weisenthal Center leaders speak on Trump

The following statement was released by Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Dean and Founder and Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center on the election of Donald Trump “The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights NGO joins... Full story


Statement From Agudath Israel on election

Following the election of Mr. Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence to the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States, Rabbi David Zwiebel, Agudath Israel’s executive vice president, issued the following statement of congratulations:... Full story


Statement from Friedlander Group

“As a supporter of Secretary Clinton, I feel its important to state its our duty as Jews & Americans to pray for President-Elect Trump and his success-may he merit divine inspiration & bring together our nation. Elections are sacred & the moment... Full story


Jane Edelstein and Lois Silverberg to be honored at JP Connections Luncheon

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


Overflow crowd turns out to learn about DNA

"Find DNA Ancestors and Cousins" with genetic genealogist Diahan Southard turned out to be a hot topic with over 60 (plus nine via Internet) attending on Nov. 10 at UCF Hillel. Jointly sponsored by th... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando principal walks the plank

Jewish Academy of Orlando hosted a Scholastic Book fair this past week. The school has participated in this program for many years. Each year, Scholastic Book fair shares a theme; this year's was "Get... Full story


The decisions facing Donald Trump

Donald Trump is now America’s master.  As improbable as that outcome might seem to metropolitan Americans, it is actually quite consistent with the pattern of politics during the last decade. Many of Trump’s fundamental beliefs—his aversion to... Full story


College professors support killer of college students

Professors at a number of American universities have found a new cause: demanding the release of a terrorist who murdered two college students. This disturbing story begins on Feb. 21, 1969. That was the day a powerful bomb exploded in a Jerusalem... Full story


Settlements and elsewhere, Jewish left reaps what it sows

The United Nations Security Council devoted a recent session to bashing Israel, criticizing its policy of building Jewish communities in the biblical areas of Judea and Samaria, known to some as the “occupied territories.” At that meeting two... Full story


My father and me, and Leonard Cohen

(JTA)-Using his M-16 assault rifle as a pillow, my father awoke abruptly from a dreamless sleep by the pleading voice of a young woman outside his tent in the Sinai. The woman, a uniformed volunteer,... Full story


Oy Oy Oy, American Jews dismayed with Trump should come home to Israel

Americans who opposed Donald Trump have awoken in a stupor, shocked that his victory was no mere nightmare. For those who cannot envision living under a Trump regime, “I’m moving to Canada” or elsewhere no longer feels like election-year... 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.... Full story


Finding Uncle Leo

For those interested in their family history, the "My Jewish Roots" series of 10 monthly hands-on genealogy workshops is being held by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO). These... Full story


Pastrami puff pastry braid recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-Are you a deli roll lover? You know deli roll-the beloved Jewish American dish where various deli meats and Russian dressing get all wrapped up inside puff pastry for a... Full story


Scene Around

Germany pays tribute... I read this in a recent edition of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. I never heard this before, a very touching piece of history and I pass it along to you: "Germany's... Full story


Myrtle's story-walking through 105 years of life

As I pulled into Myrtle Rutberg's driveway at the house she has lived in for 30-some years, her son, Gerald, greeted me at my car. "My mother likes visitors to come in through the front door," he... Full story


Fleeing anti-Semitism in France

(JTA)-As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France. The Camaras, relieved to... Full story



Beth Malkin Utz, age 45, of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at South Lake Hospital in Clermont. A daughter of Jerome and Elaine Satz Malkin of Clermont, Beth was born on Nov. 9, 1970, in Coral Gables, Fla. She was a licensed practical... Full story


This Orthodox weightlifting girl broke records-and is now the star of a new film

(JTA)-Have you seen "Supergirl" yet? No, we're not talking about the popular TV series about Superman's fair-haired cousin, currently in its second season on The CW. Rather, we're talking about the... Full story


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