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Let it rain chocolates for Chanukah!

Join in the fun with Chabad of Altamonte Springs as they celebrate Chanukah with a festival and gelt drop, and honor the Seminole County Fire Department for their service. The event will be held on...

 

Little Radical Theatrics at the Rosen Event Center

Little Radical Theatrics is originally based in Yonkers, N.Y. and now based in Orlando. They are known for their all-ages community theater productions. Little Radicals are partnering with the Rosen...

 

The J wants your latke recipes!

The Roth Family JCC is having Latke-palooza! Send in your best latke recipes. Its “Cooking with Avivit” blog wants to hear about your Chanukah treats. They will be sharing recipes all December long. Submit recipes to farag@orl...

 

Dutch Reform rabbi who said 'totalitarian' policies remind her of Nazi Germany resigns

(JTA) - A prominent rabbi in the Netherlands compared her country's COVID-19 safety measures to the policies of Nazi Germany, drawing harsh rebuke from Jewish groups. Tamarah Benima, an outspoken...

 

ZOA condemns Biden administration for refusing to oppose 'Arab Right of Return'

Zionist Organization of America President Morton A. Klein released the following statement: ZOA strongly condemns President Biden, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield, and U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the UN Richard Mills for...

 

The magnitude of destruction on Kristallnacht

On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, synagogues, Jewish schools and Jewish-owned businesses were targeted in violent riots throughout Nazi Germany. This map shows many of the synagogues destroyed on...

 

The Chanukah story that Jews need to learn

(JNS) — Many of us know the themes of the Chanukah story: pride in being Jewish; the few against the many; the defeat of our enemy; and the rededication of the Jewish Temple. Or perhaps some have only learned of the miracle of the oil and how it...

 

Jerusalem Matters

“If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand cease to function. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!” (Psalm 137:5-6) There’s no place that’s more central...

 

The inconvenient truths behind the hysteria over climate change

By (JNS) — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, got himself into an unfortunate mess during the COP26 conference on climate change held in Glasgow, Scotland. After he claimed that politicians who failed to take the necessary action to halt c...

 

Why is the US trying to open a consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians?

(JNS) — It is frustrating to realize that even after two successive administrations (those of former U.S. President Donald Trump and his successor, Joe Biden) have recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — and the latter confirmed that...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 

'Tis the season of Chanukah misfires - and chastened retailers

(JTA) - "Deck the halls with matzo balls"? Chanukah menorahs with 12 candles? Products with misfired Chanukah messages have been drawing gripes for years, but this year major retailers are responding...

 

8 tipsy nights: A beer drinker's guide to Chanukah

In most Jewish holidays, wine gets the spotlight. Chanukah is not one of those holidays! When it comes to Chanukah, it's all about the fried foods like latkes and jelly donuts. Sure, wine enthusiasts...

 

Hidden Veggie Latkes

Ingredients 1 large russet potato, peeled 1 large zucchini, peeled 1/2 head of cauliflower 1/2 yellow onion 1 clove of garlic, finely minced 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2...

 

The easiest jelly donut recipe ever

Latkes are far more popular during Hanukkah than donuts here in the U.S. While you can find latkes in the freezer section of almost every major supermarket, good quality sufganiyot are much harder to...

 

Scene Around

Who knew? Of course I did ... First of all, author Daniel Keyes (born Daniel Korzenstein) was my first cousin. His mom, my aunt Betty, and my mom, Sally, were sisters. Danny's little sister, GAIL, and...

 

Making Chanukah with children meaningful

Chanukah can be a great time for simple and fun family art projects. There is a custom for each member of the family to have his/her own menorah. This year, why not make your own? You can buy lots of small votive candles (yahrtzeit candles are an...

 

Obituary - JYMMIE LYNN JACOBSON

Jymmie Lynn Jacobson, a wife, mother, bubbe, aunt, sister, friend, and caregiver for many, died unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2021, at the age of 58. Jymmie is survived by her parents, James and Patricia... Full story

 

Obituary - ELISHEVA PINHAS ZEIRA

Elisheva Pinhas Zeira, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 202, in Boca Raton, Fla., with her daughter, Dr. Shelly Fenton-Zeira, by her side. Elisheva was born Dec. 26, 1934, in Tel-Aviv,... Full story

 

This forgotten Chanukah heroine deserves all the love

By (Alma via JTA) -- Chanukah season means latkes, menorahs and the retelling of the classic story about Judah and the Maccabees. But there's a woman from a few hundred years before Judah was around...

 

How to make someone's day better

During the pandemic the leadership at the Jewish Pavilion has been amazed by the positive response of the community toward helping seniors in long-term care. Cards have arrived from all over the...

 

Fun ways to incorporate Jewish values into your family's Chanukah

For Jewish children, the excitement of Chanukah is often connected to the promise of receiving gifts — usually one for each of the eight nights. For parents, however, the gift-buying and gift-giving can start to feel like a long-running episode of...

 

A prolific Jewish writer has collected 4,000 tiny dreidels found by Eastern European treasure hunters

(JTA) - Even when Arthur Kurzweil sits by himself in his study, he doesn't feel that he's alone. After all, he has the dreidels - all 4,000 of them. Kurzweil, 70, is a prolific author and editor who h...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Polish soccer referee sends antisemitic rant to group fighting anti-Semitism By Cnaan Liphshiz KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) — Jewish groups in Poland complained after a professional soccer referee ridiculed the work of a group trying to root out...

 

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