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Sesame Street's lessons for the Jews: Dr. Lewis Bernstein at the Dali Museum

Nov. 10, 2015, was the 46th anniversary of the launch of the children's television program "Sesame Street" back in 1969. The Jewish Community's Dr. Lewis Bernstein worked on both the original... Full story

 By Dini Druk    News    November 20, 2015

Violinist mesmerizes Orlando

Boris Savchuk, an internationally acclaimed violinist of Ukrainian origin, mesmerized an inspired audience at Chabad of South Orlando's Center of Jewish Life. Skillfully playing classical Jewish... Full story


'70s sitcom king Norman Lear on making groundbreaking TV shows

CHICAGO (JUF News via JTA)-Norman Lear describes a lot of encounters in life as the "foolishness of the human condition"-and he's examined that foolishness for nine decades and counting on television... Full story


What do Jewish federations actually do?

NEW YORK (JTA)—Some 3,000 Jews gathered in Washington Nov. 8-10 for the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. If you’re a little fuzzy on what Jewish federations are and what they do, you’re not alone.... Full story


At Reform biennial, focus on social justice and tradition

ORLANDO (JTA)-Growing up in a traditional Jewish household, Joan Cubell didn't really know much about Reform Judaism. But after obtaining ordination a few years ago from a little-known rabbinical... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

200 gather at Paris synagogue, under tight security, to pray for terror victims PARIS (JTA)—Some 200 people gathered under heavy guard at a Paris synagogue to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday night. Led... Full story


Seeking Kin: See who a Koufax teammate discovered in England

The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-Norm Sherry didn't go ashore in 1952 when the ship that was transporting his U.S. Army infantry division stopped... Full story

 By Ami Eden    Features    November 20, 2015

Five questions for the first woman to chair URJ

ORLANDO (JTA)-Last week was a big one for Daryl Messinger. A resident of Palo Alto, California, and an active board member of several organizations, Messinger was installed as chair of the Union for... Full story


North Florida Region Teens gathered with Holocaust survivor at Regional Kallah

BBYO teens from North Florida Region, the BBYO region serving Jewish teens in Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Jacksonville, hosted over 50 members at Regional Kallah, which coincided with BBYO's... Full story


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